First photo – below – from former Montessori teacher training centre in Port-au-Prince, destroyed in the earthquake and photo of trainers and teachers in front of the centre in 2004.
In the afternoon of 12 January, the centre was closed because Naomi, our head-trainer went to the burial of the first child from her own Montessori pre-school. Otherwise, many students of the afternoon training course would most likely have died in the sudden earthquake.
If we can get to Haiti as planned on Saturday, 20 February, we will have to first reorganize the teacher-training in the countryside away from Port-au-Prince to soon be able again to offer Montessori pre-schools to the traumatized and deprived children.
– Peter Hesse – 16.2.2010