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EsF Sustainable Development Goals Statement

Educateurs sans Frontières (EsF), a programme of the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)*, is a network of Montessori practitioners, working with communities, governments and other partners to advance human development from the prenatal stage to early childhood care and education, continuing through to elementary, adolescence, adulthood and the elderly.  

EsF promotes education as an “aid to life”, working to strengthen a culture of peace and global citizenship.  We firmly believe in education that promotes resilience and adaptability in each and all in a rapidly changing, interdependent world.  EsF aims to accomplish this through outreach, capacity building, and advocacy in communities, including indigenous peoples and other vulnerable populations, such as those affected by poverty, displacement, and discrimination, through equitable, inclusive, quality education that respects and celebrates diversity of cultures and languages. We promote the development of life skills and sustainable living for individuals, families and communities, while recognizing the interconnectedness of socio-ecological systems.

Education guides intentions and informs actions required to support and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which are by nature interrelated. We recognize the foundational role of education in reaching these goals by empowering individuals and communities through whole-person lifelong learning “for the full realization of their rights and capabilities” (Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development).

Educateurs sans Frontières, supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals in their entirety, particularly Goal Four, with respect to equitable, inclusive, quality, universal and free education. We commit to contributing to the achievement of the goals of Education 2030.

* AMI is associated with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations and in partnership with UNESCO.