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By Claire

Montessori in Africa

In the early 1900’s, Dr. Maria Montessori expanded her ideas of education into a universal vision.  This was coupled with her “ideal” classroom, crafted around her children, not around adults.  Her vision was almost spiritual in design, incorporating a living and purposeful Cosmos. “All things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity” (Montessori, 1973, p. 8).  How wonderful it would be if we could show her how her philosophy has spread globally.

Glass Classroom
The Glass Classroom – Carnegie Hall – 1915

Shortly before her death in 1952 she had planned a lecture tour across Africa including Ghana.  Imagine how Mammolina would be smiling, quietly to herself, seeing how Montessori has grown across Africa.

Childrens House is proud to continue spreading the Montessori philosophy, equipping classroom environments throughout the continent.

Bloomings Montessori plus is one of our international Bloomings Monessori Pluscustomers in Ghana.  A bilingual Montessori school (French and English) built on pure passion and with the dream to see children blossom and explore the world on their own terms as responsible, engaged citizens of the world.

Lady Adepa Henewaa Opoku Gyemfi, opened the doors to her school in Accra, in September this year.  The Montessori curriculum offers children 1 to 6 years of age, from a multi-cultural community, an education that will help them navigate life as a global citizen.  In addition to the school embedding the Montessori method, they offer a comprehensive after-school activity program.  The sporting activities continue the Blooming Montessori PlusMontessori philosophy of how movement helps improve the Child’s social, emotional and cognitive development.

Imagine how blessed our African continent will be in 10 years’ time with schools of this standing.  Take a look at their site.

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