Haiti report 10 months after the earthquake

The Foundation’s immediate goal after the devastating earthquake in Haiti which killed more than 230,000 and left over a million homeless was to help our teachers and children overcome this unexpected and frightening experience and continue their life with some kind of normality. Our next goal was to restart Montessori teacher training. Immediately after the […]

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Remaking Montessori materials which were lost in the earthquake.

65 per cent of all language materials and for other cultural subjects are made by the teachers themselves out of simple materials. On October 23, 27 and 29, Carol Barratt held a special workshop for teachers to re-create some of these teaching materials that were lost in the earthquake while preparations for the rebuilding of […]

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CHOLERA

Our teachers in the Artibonite area held special sessions to teach the children and their parents how to protect themselves and prevent the spread of Cholera in their community. This included simple measures such as the proper way to wash hands and disinfect water with chlorine bleach. The Government initially did not recognize what was […]

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The Peter Hesse Foundation continues to support Montessori education

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 […]

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6 months after

The first devastating earthquake in Haiti we continue working on an improved permanent solution to restart Montessori teacher training.

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Green building for a new teacher training center in Haiti

6 months after the first devastating earthquake in Haiti we continue working on an improved permanent solution to restart Montessori teacher training. The earthquake in January 2010 destroyed four of our Montessori schools and our Montessori teacher training center. Since then, our children have been attending school in tents and shelters made from plastic sheeting and […]

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6 weeks after the earthquake

A Peter-Hesse-Foundation team and a TV-film crew travelled to Haiti to document what was destroyed, to support our local partners, 20 Montessori teachers, who were directly affected by the earthquake and to plan the reconstruction of the 4 project preschools as well as the new beginning of the teacher training in a safer place. This […]

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Montessori in Haiti and Côte d’Ivoire – 9 March 2010

Carol Guy-James Barratt, the Foundation’s Montessori project-coordinator, will be in our Montessori teacher training center in Côte d’Ivoire from 20.3.10 to the end of March. She will be accompanied by Willande Dorlus-Antoine, one of our Haitian teachers. Willande will spend the next three months in the Ivory Coast, training the African students who are working […]

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Back from Haiti – 1 March 2010

It is incredible to imagine that in a few minutes you can become jobless and homeless. That you can loose friends and family members, that your life as you know it can change completely. In a few minutes all can be taken away. On Tuesday 12th January at 16:53 local time this was the fate […]

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