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Director of training in Instituto Montessori de México A.C.

Guadalupe Borbolla holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, a graduate diploma in Special Education, and a Master’s in Education from Loyola University. She is director of Colegio Montessori de Tepoztlan, in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Her school has a full Montessori program at the early childhood, elementary, and adolescent levels, through high school, including a farm school. She is Montessori-trained at the Assistant to Infancy, Primary, and Elementary levels as well as the Adolescent Orientation.

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World-renowned peace activist & Nobel Peace Prize nominee

Scilla has devoted her life to building peace in some of the most dangerous places in the world, working especially with women peace builders. She is passionate about children and has 3 grandchildren and 15 step grandchildren. She loves showing kids how to plant seeds, grow vegetables, and how to meditate - not least because the Dalai Lama says that if every child learned to meditate, there would be no war in 30 years.

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28th International Montessori Congress

The International Montessori Congress is a large-scale educational congress. Ever since Maria Montessori established her organisation Association Montessori Internationale in 1929, congresses have taken place regularly. Currently, congresses take place every four years; not only is each congress hosted in a different country, but we also change continents, to enable as many people as possible to enjoy the inspiration these congresses bring. Our goal is to raise awareness and understanding of Montessori education, as well as to provide a platform for Montessori professionals to connect with one another.

Since 1929, twenty-seven congresses have taken place around the world. They offer an ideal opportunity to visitors to expand their knowledge by participating in ambitious and productive activities, which include workshops, panel discussions, networking/exhibiting events, and keynote and research presentations. The Congress inspires and encourages growth, development and action on personal, local and global levels.

In July 2017, we will hold the 28th International Montessori Congress in Prague. It has been almost 16 years since the congress was last held in Europe, and its return to our Continent has created much excitement and anticipation.

Congress Theme and Mission

The theme of the Congress is Pathway to Peace: Montessori Education for Social Change. The Congress will demonstrate that Montessori is an educational approach guided by the natural laws of human development, which enables all human beings to become agents of positive social change, which in the long term can lead to a more harmonious and peaceful world.

The Congress will inspire a universal effort. Through dialogue, solidarity and collaboration each participant will come away with practical tools to effectively impact their respective social communities.

Key Congress Values

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27 - 30 July 2017


Building the Pink Tower
Building the Pink Tower
Support the Montessori Documentary Film Project
Peace Through Education
Peace Through Education
The Danish Montessori Society cordially invite you to participate in the 5th Nordic Montessori Conference
How can you help?
How can you help?
Because the 2017 Prague Congress will be organized and run by volunteer committees, our needs for volunteers are great.