Menfret Melk, leading member of the Namibia consultation
board of the “Character Teaching” project in
CT Project in
In summer, 2016, Lee Havis designated
Menfret Melk, a citizen of Namibia,
West Africa, as first member of
the consultation board of the “Character
Teaching”(CT) project in that country. In
this role, Menfret will contact high level
government officials to obtain their support
for this project that aims to eradicate poverty
by using the IMS technology in various
situations with the poor children and...read more
Lee Havis second from right, meets with Uzzawal Baruwal (right) with associates
from Nepal to discuss the IMS “Character Teaching” project. Meeting
was helpd at the IMS office in Silver Spring Maryland on October 19, 2015.
New Hope in Nepal On October 19, 2015, a delegation
businessmen from Nepal met
with Lee Havis, IMS executive
director, in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The purpose was to discuss
the possibility of initiating
the IMS “Character Teaching”
(CT) project in Nepal. Uzzawal
Baruwal, a leading member
of the delegation, sought this
meeting to learn more about
the CT project which has been
under onsideration in Nepal
for several years. He sees this
project as a “New hope to do
something for Montessori teaching
in Nepal”....read more
Character Teaching – A full Perspective Montessori teaching follows laws of nature with children to bring about true normal character qualities, such as independence, self-discipline, patience, and integrity in the human personality. In this sense, it is a type of character teaching, which can be adapted to overcome many fundamental obstacles to progress in society…read more
Can Education Cure Poverty and Child Labor? In 2008, poverty and child labor are growing problems that threaten the stability and progress of all countries in our complex global economy. Many look to education as a solution, without realizing the true cause or nature of the problem itself….read more
In November, 2009, IMS received a letter of support for its Character Teaching (CT) project from the Ministry of Education in Ecuador. Lee Havis, project creator, views this government support as highly significant and promising for the eventual participation of various private foundations and agencies involved with funding programs designed to eradicate poverty through education....read more
Mexico In February, 2009, Tanya Maldonado,
Director, Instituto Inmagusa, (Coahuila,
Mexico), joined the CT board. Her initial
task has been to help draft a letter to the local
state governor seeking an official letter
of support for the project there.
India Sudev Suchan, CT board member in Karnataka state (Bangalore), met with the governor of his state on July 28, 2009 to explain the CT project and request his official support. The governor expressed his pleasure about the project and asked Sudev to meet with his staff to provide details. In Calcutta, West Bengal, Sakyajit Banerjee joined the CT consultation board. Sakyajit is on the staff of Daffodil Buds Montessori school in Calcutta. In Maharastra Vishwa Bomsvah joined the board. Vishwas is director of a schol in Nagpun, Maharastra.
Montessori in India
In Bangalore, India, children spontaneously engage in building pink tower. This video clips shows how true natrual behavior emerges in spontaneous social harmony ammong children.
Kenya, Africa CT board member, Jared Otiendo,
submitted a letter of support for the
project from his NGO, Centre for Disaster
Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CDMHA). Jared is secretary
general and co-founder of this agency.
He has also met several times with the
Ministry of Education in Kenya to seek
its official support for the project. Support Letter Centre for Restoraton of Human Rights & Democracy
Peru In Peru, Edwin Ladronne Guevara was recently appointed to the CT board. Edwin is a 1997 graduate of New York State University (Albany, NY), and in Cusco, he is the founder and director of a Technology Institute involved with Montessori education. Edwin is also an affiliated faculty member of the Universidad Andina del Cusco.