|Ariane speaking at the conference in 2006|
I was with Ariane when she made that initial presentation. This time I had the honor of announcing that Ariane's dream is becoming a reality. "With the help of students, Amman Imman has drilled two boreholes. This year a borehole was drilled in the village of Kijigari. It has been named Montessori Well of Love". The announcement was received with a round of enthusiastic applause.
|Suzanne at our table|
On Saturday afternoon, Suzanne Stork (Aidan Montessori), Bonnie Benthall (Five Oaks Academy) and I presented Amman Imman and Wells of Love in a workshop called "Social Studies, Social Action". Suzanne tied in the Montessori perspective, I shared the story of the people of the Azawak and Bonnie brought in the voices of her students, our Heroes of Compassion.
|Debbie, Bonnie and Suzanne present a workshop|
We welcome many new schools to our growing movement including: New Morning Montessori, Claremont Montessori, New Gate-Field School, Lakeland Montessori, Village Montessori School, Indian Harbor Montessori and the Queen of Peace Children's House, and several others including schools across the United States and in Canada, Trinidad and Poland. We look forward to sharing their stories with you as they engage their students.
Together we can continue to bring hope, water and life to the most vulnerable in the world!