News from 2018
Short summary: Peter-Hesse-Foundation in 2018.
This years Montessori Accomplishments in Haiti.
Throughout 2018, the Peter Hesse Foundation continued its work of training Montessori teachers, providing scholarships to individuals who will work as teachers for at-risk children in poor communities, and assisting qualifying graduates with furniture and didactical materials to open their own schools.
The Foundation also providing continued support to partner schools in the form of technical visits, in-service training, and special seminars for teachers.
In July 2018, twenty-eight students passed their exams to become Montessori teachers, and almost all of them are now employed as teachers in schools which the Foundation helped to set-up over the years.
We are currently training a new promotion of 35 student teachers. Their training will be completed in July 2019.
We are also pleased to announce that five new Montessori schools were inaugurated in October 2018. Four of those schools were provided with Montessori materials and furniture by the Foundation. One school also received funding for a school building, as well as furniture and materials. This school had been destroyed by Hurricane Matthew.
We also conducted in-service training at the Foundation’s training center in Liancourt. Teachers from 17 Montessori schools from across Haiti attended the seminar and shared lively discussions of their own classroom experiences.
To mark World Environment Day, we invited leaders from the community in Liancourt to a seminar on the environment. Since most of the leaders are heads of churches and heads of schools, they promised to spread the message of environmental stewardship and the role of individuals in protecting the environment to their students and congregations.