Montessori House of Children in London, Ontario, Canada will be taking part in Program Amman Imman starting in October as part of the school’s "ongoing commitment to foster compassion and gratitude in our students for those who have so much less". Kathy, who coordinates the 3-6 year old Casa program, writes in the school's newsletter about how these young students will participate in the work of Amman Imman because "Casa students need concrete work to enable them to understand."
An article published in their September newsletter, Montessori Buzz, reads as follows:
Several years ago, a former Montessori student from West Africa, Ariane Kirtley, visited the Azawak valley in Niger, Africa. The people there travel for days to find water that is dirty and contaminated while pristine mineral water flows 200 metres below the ground. From that visit, the “Montessori Wells of Love” project to bring water wells to the people of this region was born.
In October, our casa students will be bringing home more information about this program that is being embraced by Montessori schools around the world.
We hope that the little wells we craft in class will remind all of us to support this vital humanitarian effort.
Follow the links from www.waterforniger.org for more information.