Reviewing the even more problematic Montessori-Year 2020 due to Corona
In January 2020, all our Montessori partner schools in Haiti opened, and our Foundation provided Montessori didactical materials and workbooks to those schools that needed them. Unfortunately, in April schools were again closed due to COVID and a volatile political climate. Schools in Haiti reopened in November 2020.
Our Montessori schools in Ivory Coast and Senegal are also open. In January a technical support visit was made to Senegal. A workshop on the Montessori environment as well as meetings to organize future teacher training. Unfortunately, COVID changed our plans of physically travelling to Senegal. We however worked online with the teachers, to improve their teaching skills via WhatsApp and Facebook calls and made a teaching video.
Plans to open the first Montessori school in Mali could not be realized this year as planned because of COVID and the political situation there. We have remained in contact with the teacher through social media, and preparations are being made to open the school. Books have also been sent ahead to Mali in preparation of the opening.
We met with most of our partner schools via zoom to discuss the personal proactive equipment, which helps to prevent the spread of COVID and the precautions to be taken in the schools.