A Promise for Humankind

A Promise for Humankind: A Message from AMS Executive Director Munir Shivji

A Message from AMS Executive Director Munir Shivji

As we step into this new year, I wanted to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude to all of our collaborators—our members, member schools, event attendees, and all who share the AMS mission—for your unwavering support of our work for students across the globe. Together, we are not just a community; we are Montessori.

I celebrate the milestones our global AMS community achieved together in 2023. Your dedication has enriched the lives of countless children, fostering an environment of curiosity, creativity, and growth.

“We are Montessori.”

This is not just a statement; it is a declaration of shared values, aspirations, and a commitment to the principles of Montessori education. Thank you for all that you do to make your corner of the world a better place every day.

One of my favorite Dr. Maria Montessori quotes is from Education and Peace—“The child is both a hope and a promise for [hu]mankind.”

We hope that throughout the months ahead, you will be reminded of why we do what we do and the important role you are playing to make our world a better place through Montessori.

Thank you again for being the heart of our Montessori community. Your generosity and passion inspire us to reach new heights. And—because we are Montessori—I am excited about expanding our partnership this year. Collectively, we will continue to forge a brighter future for the children of tomorrow.

On behalf of the entire team at AMS, we wish you a healthy and joyous start to 2024!

About the Author

Munir Shivji, AMS Executive Director

Munir Shivji, MEd is the executive director at the American Montessori Society.

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