Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Montessori Society AMI (UK) will be held on Thursday, on 28th September 2017.
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5:30 Registration and Refreshments
6:00 AGM Meeting Starts
6:45 PM Break for refreshments
- Apologies for absence
- Approval of the Minutes of the last AGM held on the 2nd July 2016
- Approval of the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting
- Financial Statements of the year-ending 31st December 2016
- General Purposes Committee Report
- Election of Committee Members
- Closure and date of next AGM
7 to 7:45 pm: Presentation: ‘Corner of Hope and Beyond’ by Mini Ravi
Corner of Hope and Beyond….
Educateurs sans Frontieres (EsF), a division of AMI, functions as a social movement that strives to promote the rights of the child throughout the world, irrespective of race, religion, political and social beliefs. EsF is committed to transcending borders in order to serve children through innovative educational intituatives using Montessori principles and practices.
Following the AGM, the Montessori Society AMI (UK) will present one of EsF’s many projects around the world, ‘Corner of Hope and Beyond’. We have invited Mini Ravi to talk to you about her work in Nakuru, Kenya. She is the Project Coordinator for AMI’s Corner of Hope programme.
The Corner of Hope is a pilot project to show how Montessori Teacher Training and Schools can be delivered to the most vulnerable communities such as those in refugee, transit and IDP Camps. Its aim is self-reliance not dependence, community not school, self ownership and control, dignity and self worthwhich all play an important role in overcoming the effects of trauma experienced by the inhabitants of the camps. It has the added advantage of building for the future and creating transferable skills that will accompany both adults and children wherever their final destination may be.
What was an isolated IDP camp a few years ago is now a growing community of joyful children, joyful teachers and self-reliant, dignified, enabled and empowered residents and many, having heard or read about Corner of Hope, are taking inspiration for setting up similar initiatives in other parts of the country and the world.
Find out how the Montessori is helping them to do it themselves!