Below you’ll find copies of all participant submissions. Click on the participant’s name to view their full submission.

Registration Forms

Participant registration forms are stored here in Dropbox.

Participant Questionnaires


Project Information Forms

Your NameDominika Grzybowska
TRP Cohort AssignmentCohort A (Europe, MENA and South America)
Study Cohort Members

Ricardo - Venezuela,
Marila - Brazil,
Laurie - Africa,
Dominika - Portugal.

Working Title of The Project (which we will use to refer to it throughout the series)

Story Forest International School

Project Location

Near Aljezur, Algarve - South Portugal
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Nature of The Project (e.g. building, new community, economic development, etc.)

Schooling project, education, community, permaculture

Why do you think this project is appropriate for the course assignment?

- schools are part of our lives, they are everywhere and knowing how to approach such a project from regenerative point of view is priceless
- one of us has direct contact with this project and knows its value for community of expats
- project has 3,5 hectares of land, where half is post grazing land that needs reforestation, restoration and/or regeneration
- in a place like south Portugal where in past 2 years we are experiencing huge mass movement of families from around the world its interesting and challenging project to work on
- maybe our findings will help the project become more sustainable ?!

Additional Useful Information

This project exists around 5 years. It transformed and developed from small project into 100 kids school with Cambridge Certificate,
and despite the fact that it's "ongoing" project it is still not sustainable.
I am trying to approach it from regenerative point of you since one year (while working with them) and I am still just at the beginning.
The school is nested in a small Portuguese village, flooded with (rich) expats, where monthly fee for this school (almost) equals monthly salary of local Portuguese person. And this is another reason why I would like to work on this project - to find ways how it could co-exist with it's natural habitat, local community and become part of it and not exist as a "expats bubble".
There are also tensions between the school and the neighbours.

Date CreatedJuly 7, 2022


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