Carol reports from Haiti:
In preparation for the start of the new school year the Peter Hesse Foundation replaced most of the Montessori materials and furniture for the preschools that were damaged in the earthquake. Some of the schools are now partially rebuilt allowing the children to attend school. We hope to help the teachers to complete their buildings as funds become available.
Despite the nerve-wracking 4.4 tremor that shook Jacmel last week, the 20 student-teachers who followed the Montessori course there, graduated in a touching ceremony with singing and prayers and thanking God for sparing their lives. (For me this was a personal lesson in optimism and resilience). Because of the destruction of the teacher training center in Port au Prince, teacher training still remains a challenge. We are currently trying to find a solution for continuing to train teachers so that they can in turn provide quality education to Haiti’s future generation. 30. September 2010