Montessori Education is everything you
would want learning to be. Children are provided with the opportunity to gain
confidence and independence with responsibility being a natural outcome. This
is done through Montessori classrooms providing a safe, peaceful, structured,
engaging environment that allows children to influence the direction and pace
of their learning. A Montessori child sees the need, responds to the need, does
it well and then makes it better.
We recognise that the impetus
to learn comes from within so we begin with practical everyday skills and
learning to get on with each other.
We recognise sensory based
learning is key and this leads on to fulfilling academic potential. Montessori
is a scientifically based approach to education that has stood the test of time
and it is one of the largest educational approaches on six continents.
Montessori education is a
practical hands-on learning environment using purposeful material. It develops
children’s self-motivation, independence, curiosity and passion for learning.
The children are given the opportunity to freely choose their work and are
guided by their peers and teachers.
Any child will thrive because of the
teacher’s role of schientific observation, which results in a highly
The learning is tailored to meet every
child’s current needs. It is “brain based” learning providing activities for
every sphere of life and learning; many that are not available to the child
anywhere else in life.
The foundation for Montessori is respect;
respect for each child’s ability to learn independently following their own
inner drive and needs, respect that they will develop self-discipline, peace
and empathy, the knowledge that each child will develop respect for each other,
humanity, their environment and the universe.
Montessori education is a holistic approach
that prepares children for life because:
Children have freedon of choice
which helps develop responsible decision making, love of learning and
Montessori provides a peaceful,
collaborative, culturally-aware environment and community, in which the
children feel respected and nurtured;
Children have uninterrupted
time to explore, engage in and complete their chosen learning activity;
The Montessori environment is
beautiful and enticing for the children to learn in; and
Children have learning
resources developed by Dr Montessori and others that engage their senses and
meet the needs of children at varying stages of development.
Montessori Education provides and easier
way to learn!
Hand of Hope is the mission arm of Joyce
Meyer Ministries. Our goal is to uplift as many hurting people as we possibly
can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.
Partnering with Promiseland and other
like-minded organisations, Hand of Hope provides a nutritious meal to over
40,000 children across Africa daily and over 70,000 children globally. We
couple this with the provision, training and ongoing mentorship of local carers
in a Christian based curriculum, to ensure the children in our programs are
raised with the knowledge that they are wonderfully designed, purposed,
powerful and incredibly valuable to God.
and again I am impacted not only by the great needs of people worldwide but
also by the amazing opportunity God has given us to do something about it”
- David L. Meyer, CEO of Hand of Hope.
With this mandate, our goal is clear: to
show people that we truly care about them as people and that they are not
forgotten. We outwork this by our active involvement in the translation of
Joyce Meyer’s books into over 125 different languages; the provision of
disaster relief; rescuing of women from human trafficking; medical missions;
prison ministry; inner city outreaches and the establishment of water relief
through fresh water well and tanks.
We believe if we do this for long enough,
people will eventually want to know what is different about Hand of Hope and
what is compelling us and that is when we get to introduce them to our Saviour
– Jesus Christ.
Red Cross Volunteers
We are the Youth Red Cross of the German
Red Cross Regional Branch of Westfalia-Lippe situated in Muenster/ Germany.
Since 2009 we are operating as a sending organization for German weltwaerts
volunteers who are doing a 12 month voluntary service in different countries on
the African continent and in India.
The main targets of the program:
development policy issues:
A key objective of the
weltwärts program is to introduce young people to development policy issues, to
develop an interest in and commitment to these issues, and to facilitate a
volunteer service involving assignments suitable for this purpose.
as an educational service:
weltwärts makes a key
contribution to development information and education work within the sense of
"global learning" and helps young people to develop within the field
of development policy.
Beside language skills and dealing
with development policy issues, the volunteers also acquire key skills in the
field of intercultural communication, socio-cultural co-operation and social
responsibility; skills which are extremely valuable in an increasingly
Commitment prior to, during and after
the volunteer service is an integral part of the development policy volunteer
and networking of civil society structures:
weltwärts is contributing to the strengthening of civil society structures in
the partner countries and in Germany. The volunteer service also promotes
networking between organizations of civil society in Germany and in the partner