Following the 2016 EsF Assembly, the Hyderabad, India, community has been working tirelessly to set up programmes to reach more children from low-income backgrounds. An early focus for EsF Hyderabad was early childhood care and education in Aanganwadi centers (early years settings in rural areas) in Andhra Pradesh, India, which lead to the launch of a new initiative called Community Rooted Education (CoRE). CoRE is an initiative to bring Montessori education to underserved communities around the world, especially in remote areas, among migratory tribes, to displaced persons and refugee communities.  CoRE is built upon the Montessori triangle: focusing on the child in its local environment, with adult educators who are rooted in the community and steeped in the local culture trained to use Montessori techniques and materials to support the child is in its development. 

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When officials from The Telangana Minority Residential Educational Institutions Society (TMREIS)* met Philip O’Brien and Lynne Lawrence, Uma Ramani (primary trainer), Helen Mohan Elias and Moiza...

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Thursday, 4 August 2016
Rajagopal P. V. spoke about how to mobilize and empower marginalised youth through nonviolent action to bring about social reform. He focused on the power of the mass, leading marches of over 50,000 people through India and spoke about the next endeavour to march with 150 young people from New Delhi to Geneva in 2020.
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Monday, 1 August 2016
Vidya Shankar, Relief Foundation, Chennai, presented on Building Montessori Families. She spoke the Cascade Montessori Resource Centres that address the needs of children and families through urban and rural models. Evidence confirms the success of the centres in supporting responsible parenting and addressing social issues.
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Children of Pragnya Montessori School perform at the Fifth Assembly of Educateurs sans Frontrières in Hyderabad, India.
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Relief Foundation supports families through the Montessori approach.
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This video shares the personal story of Miss Taraporewalla, a key figure in the Indian Montessori movement who was trained directly by Maria Montessori.
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Shraddhalu Ranade speaks about Integral Education and the links with Montessori education at the Fifth Assembly of Educateurs sans Frontières in Hyderabad.
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Rajagopal speaks about non-violent action to stand up for human rights at the Fifth Assembly of Educateurs sans Frontières in Hyderabad, India.
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