2 + 3 November 2017. Laughter and Glue:

Two days well spent in the teacher-training campus of the Peter-Hesse-Foundation in Liancourt, Haiti: Two of the 7 teachers attending in Liancourt making materials for their schools. Didactical materials are in short supply in Haiti and most schools do not even have alphabet charts, especially in the countryside. Sometimes, Carol Guy-James Barratt wishes we could just […]

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New Promotion of Student Teachers 2017

The Peter-Hesse-Foundation welcomed 30 new student teachers at its training center in Liancourt. These students will graduate in July 2018 adding to the 900 + teachers and teaching assistants who have been trained by the Foundation’s training centre “Centre Montessori d’Haiti” over the 31 years of the center’s existence. An English camp took place at the […]

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In-service training for Montessori teachers End of July 2017

The Center hosted 64 teachers from 19 Montessori schools around Haiti for the annual in-service training this month. These teachers were all trained by us over the years.These in-service seminars are always very popular with our teachers, both to learn new classroom tools and to see old friends from their graduating classes again. Many more […]

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July-report from Liancourt, Haiti

Cheers to the 32 new Montessori teachers who celebrated their graduation on July 15th, 2017 at the Peter Hesse Foundation’s Teacher Training Centre in Liancourt. The occasion was marked by speeches, poetry, dance and merriment. The teachers have completed their year-long training course and are ready to begin their careers as Montessori educators. They join […]

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Fruits of our Labour

Planting and caring for trees at the teacher training Center is paying off. We are already harvesting fruit and serving it in our student cafeteria, including mangoes, tropical cherries, bananas and carambola. We are also harvesting our own sugar apples, bread fruit, papaya and soursop. Our Moringa trees, whose leaves taste like spinach, are also […]

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“Peter-Hesse-Stiftung” Düsseldorf – in the Industrie Club, Düsseldorf, 21 April 2017 – 17:40 to 18:00 h

Sole subject of this Board-Meeting was the future of the Peter-Hesse-Stiftung, mainly after the death of its founder, Peter Hesse, in the framework of the Foundation’s purpose, “…to contribute to a just and peaceful learning ONE world in diversity – with emphasis on providing children a chance through child-centered early education to enable life-long learning.” […]

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To English-speaking friends and supporters of the Peter-Hesse-Foundation – a short report from our 30-65-80-birthday invitation on 21 April – and onward.

After a short board-meeting of the Peter-Hesse-Foundation deciding on future positions on the Foundation-board, we celebrated “life as a gift – and a challenge”, with 161 guests, mostly friends and supporters of our Foundation’s work to train Montessori preschool-teachers in Haiti: Successful 30 years of Montessori teacher-training (which was initiated in October 1986 by Carol Guy-James Barratt from Trinidad and […]

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Environmental Education Activity

Students visited the Wynne Farm Nature Reserve in Kenscoff and saw firsthand, composting methods, vertical planting, and different planting techniques. They also saw alternative environmentally friendly buildings, one made from Bamboo, one from recycled styrofoam plates and one from earth filled bags used in place of bricks. There were also endangered species of plants and […]

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Montessori-activities of the Peter-Hesse-Foundation in Jan. and Feb. 2017

A workshop for teachers to make reading materials for their classrooms was held on January 13th and 14th at the Foundation’s residential training in Liancourt. The workshop was attended by teachers who started new schools as well as teachers from schools in the areas which was affected by hurricane Matthew and had to replace their […]

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