Free Montessori education to poor children

Munira provides Montessori education to poor children

Munira provides Mantessori education to poor children

The benefits of Montessori education is being understood by many people. More parents are trying to get their child such an experience. However, this knowledge doesn’t have much of spread in rural and backward areas.

In order to spread awareness about this, this woman has travelled from Canada to a village in India. Munira Nagji, recipient of 2010 YMCA Peace Medallion by YMCA Calgary, travels from Canada almost every 3-4 months to her homeland of Jivapur in Gujarat.

Jivapur is located about 20 kms east of Jamnagar. It is a small village and most of the kids have nothing to do but just look forward to a new day. However, every new day, more than 40 kids are learning about this incredible way of learning called Montessori teaching. As it is said that “charity begins at home”, Munira started her mission 10 years ago by converting her living room into a Montessori for less privileged children, mainly from Afghanistan. He decided to teach them English because their parents didn’t know English and, consequently, the kids fell behind the learning curve in their schools.

Every Saturday, her living room becomes a free Montessori for the children who cannot afford any kind of preschool. In December 2013, she transformed a playschool into a Montessori preschool at the Jubilee Cultural Centre, which is managed by Kathiyawadi Education & Welfare Charitable Trust in Jivapar, Jamnagar. It is called ‘Starlight Montessori Preschool’.

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