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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Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Lynne opened the day with a quote from Maria Montessori’s Education and Peace. Lynne shared the pearls of the day from the previous day and outlined the programme for the day.
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Thursday, 13 August 2015
Victoria Barrès, AMI representative to UNESCO, spoke on partnerships for advocacy and networks. She outlined the history of the Montessori peace movement and elaborated on current efforts to support global initiatives.
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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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Thursday, 13 August 2015
Cathy Zhao presented on the work of the Montessori Volunteers Association. The volunteers of the assocation are involved in outreach work throughout China, as well as translations of Montessori materials in Chinese.
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Thursday, 13 August 2015
This presentation focused on the parent education that MVA conducts, engaging parents in different ways, in the form of workshops and public talks.
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Thursday, 6 August 2015
Mary Caroline Parker presented the Bachman Lake story. The Montessori based initiative began in 2008 and has grown to include youth work, housing, immigrant services, education, health services, mentoring, leadership training, and AMI training. Partnerships and rigorous assessment are crucial. Being open to community needs is integral to the success of these 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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