Montessori Teacher Training 2018

Despite the challenges in Haiti this year, our work of training teachers and helping them to open schools continues. Currently we are training a new promotion of 35 student teachers. Their training will be completed in July 2019. As well as Montessori training, the student teachers have the opportunity to experience environmentally friendly practices in […]

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First December 2018 report from Haiti – Time for peace

The rock throwing, tire  burning, shooting and roadblocks have subsided.  After spending almost two  weeks in the house, I was happy to be able go to help one of the schools in Tabarre set up their new classroom. Nice way  to spend an afternoon. The Peter-Hesse-Foundation trained the teacher and will soon deliver Montessori classroom […]

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New start after Hurricane Matthew

Yesterday, 3 November, I went to our partner school in Guilloux. Les Cayes. The school reopened in October, after a long period of construction to rebuild after it was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew.We had lots of challenges to rebuild. Some building materials such as floor tiles were not available in the area, and the local […]

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Earthquakes in Haiti Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th

Thanks for all your enquires and prayers. We are shaken up but fine. Fortunately for us none of our partner schools or teacher training center are in the areas which were affected, so although we felt the shake, we did not have any damage. There were 11 fatalities and 135 injured in the North. Thank […]

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A new promotion of student-teachers and five new schools for children

This year we are pleased to be able to again increase the number of children who will receive a good start to their educational career. I know it might be difficult to think of preschoolers as starting an educational career, but if you think that everyone started there, it is quite sobering. The Foundation helped […]

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Liancourt summer-training 2018: Two weeks of Math.

This year the subject of our in-service training was using the Montessori materials to teach advanced Math. Volunteer, retired Montessori teacher, Patricia Gwin conducted the training which lasted from 23rd July to 3rd August. Mrs. Gwin started sharing her expertise on teaching advanced Montessori Math on her first trip to Haiti in the summer of  […]

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Congratulations to our graduates!

You will now have the hands-on opportunities to apply your training to real-life situations in your classrooms. Now you will take on the rewarding task and responsibility of teaching Haiti’s next generation of children. The Peter Hesse Foundation is looking forward to accompanying you in your journey as teachers. As is our custom, our Foundation […]

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Unrest in Haiti.

It has been a difficult few days in Haiti with the violent demonstrations, looting, burning vehicles and barricades in the streets. It brought the country to a standstill. Everyone had to stay at home or wherever they were caught when the mayhem started.”To me”, Carol Guy-James Barratt, writes, “violent acts seem senseless in an already […]

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World Environment Day 2018 Personal pledges to protect the environment

This year, to mark world environment day, the Peter Hesse Foundation invited leaders from the community in Liancourt to a seminar on the environment. We asked the leaders to pledge their personal support to protect the environment.  We also asked each person to say what part they could play by changing a habit such as refraining from doing […]

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