WEA Partners in Action
Sanne Van Oort
Affiliations & Roles
Founding Director of Mother Jungle
After working as a senior lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences, and as a Research Fellow at the Amsterdam Creative Industries Centre of Expertise, Sanne Van Oort’s focus on Education for Sustainability led her to become Teacher Development and Well-Being Manager at Green School Bali and further focus on the way we can design education to create a shift in culture towards pro-environmental behavior. She is the Founder of ‘Mother Jungle’, which empowers Indigenous women to preserve knowledge and storytelling traditions for cultural and environmental conservation. The mothers in the jungle are keepers of many stories of their tribes. The aim is to bring renewed attention to the storytelling practices, and focus on the relevance of traditional stories in a rapidly changing society.