Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Hilary Korir, Caritas Director, Catholic Diocese of Nakuru, Kenya presented on the pastoral and community development work of Caritas and in particular the Corner of Hope Project, that began in 2010 in Pipeline IDP Camp, Nakuru.
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Thursday, 13 August 2015
Connie Carballo and Marisa Sioli presented the work of Fundacion Argentina Maria Montessori (FAMM). FAMM has helped establish 10 private preschools, 12 projects serving children at risk, 2 pilot projects in the public sector, 8 Montessori initiatives in poor communities partnering with NGOs and parent workshops for illiterate parents. FAMM is currently the only training centre in South America.
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Thursday, 13 August 2015
Gail Cresswell spoke of the 0-3 Early Learning Centre at Mowanjum, Australia. Mowanjum community consists of three language groups, Worrora, Ngarinyin and Wunambal people, removed from their homelands and relocated, finally at new Mowanjum on Nykina Land. Gail's work has been in establishing relationships with the community, working with the young children and adolescents.
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Thursday, 13 August 2015
Jennifer Moore told the story of Coffee Bay, South Africa. The Ikahya Labatna Montessori school is located in an impoverished community set in farmland. Home life is steeped in tradition and there are few basic services. The school was granted from village chiefs and is government funded. Dawn Bruschen founded the school and other education projects.
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Friday, 14 August 2015
Kay Boulden presented on the topic of Montessori in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities. She gave insight into the story of dispossession of Aboriginal people and how the history affects lives today. Kay emphasized the necessity for teachers going to communities to be well prepared and supported. She shared the AEDI statistics, showing great improvement in the development of the children.
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Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Megan Davies presented on Montessori in early childhood development as a pathway to community development. She gave an overview of work at The Sustainability Institute and the Lynedoch Early Learning Centre in the Western Cape in South Africa.
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Tuesday, 9 August 2016
Charo Alarcón presented the application of Montessori Principles for Communities in Poverty. Her work with Lumin Education is based on the twin ideas of ‘Start Young’ and ‘Involve Parents’.
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Monday, 1 August 2016
This document is a summary of the dialogue of Reading Group 2 following their reading of Montessori’s Karachi Lecture No. 18.
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