A New Model for Service Projects: Bringing Power up Gambia to Wilmington Montessori

Montessori Life, 2009
by Susan Hanway Scott & Linda Zankowsky

Maria Montessori understood that, innately, children feel connected to humanity, and recognized that children appreciate opportunities to serve others. This is an important connection that parents and teachers need to continue to nourish in students, providing opportunities for those meaningful connections. But what if, in addition to feeling good through providing service to others, a school's service project could be integrated with the curriculum, bringing in experts to encourage writing, dancing, science experiments, art, and, possibly, careers? That is just what happened when Wilmington Montessori School partnered with Power Up Gambia's education program. 
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