Sunday, 31 July 2016
Lynne Lawrence presented an introduction of the core work of AMI and Educateurs sans Frontières. A timeline of AMI outreach and advocacy work was given setting the stage for the work of the 5th EsF assembly both in the context of Montessori as a social reform movement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Sunday, 31 July 2016
AMI Executive Director, Lynne Lawrence welcomed participants to the Fifth Educateurs sans Frontières Assembly. She explained the format of the Assembly and housekeeping matters before inviting participants to introduce themselves. Lynne spoke about the connection between the EsF vision and AMI’s three strategic pillars, the historic Montessori context, and the work of the United Nations.
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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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Tuesday, 2 August 2016
Monica Ferri spoke on changing her career to establish the Fundación Dejemos Huellas to support low-income children. She then told the story of the development of her own school, the Escuela Monte Carmelo in Quito, Ecuador.
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This is a quote by Helen Keller.
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This document is the Strategic Plan for 2012-2014 for Educateurs sans Frontières.
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Thursday, 13 August 2015
Connie Carballo and Marisa Sioli shared the journey of Fundacion Argentina Maria Montessori, established in 2007 to promote Montessori education in the country. They set out the wide diversity of outreach projects the foundation is involved in.
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Thursday, 13 August 2015
Cathy Zhao shared the story of Montessori Volunteer Association China, where AMI graduates commit to volunteer in different Montessori initiatives in China.
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Thursday, 13 August 2015
Gail Cresswell shared her experiences working in a very remote aboriginal community in North West Australia. She set out the issues the community faced and elaborated on her work with the children.
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Wednesday, 5 August 2015
This document describes the personal competencies required to be a successful volunteer including integrity, managing stress, self-reliance and self-confidence, self-awareness, resilience and cross-cultural sensitivity.
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