A School of Rights recognized by UNICEF
Yes, we are a Referent Center in Child Rights Education by UNICEF and we feel the same joy, responsibility and desire to continue advancing and working in the same line.
This recognition is a distinction awarded by UNICEF to schools that promote and defend the rights of children through their educational actions and values the implementation that we do in EducoMontessori International School of an approach of education in children’s rights. It is not a one-time recognition, but a recognition of a continuous and sustained work over time in different areas: knowledge of children’s rights, child protection, child participation and the area of protection and welfare of the school climate. All these areas have been supervised by a UNICEF advisor who has been asking us for evidence, documents, experiences, interviews, etc.
We had come a long way and the process has been very enriching for us, since after this audit, new plans for improvement have emerged to continue working on the welfare and rights of our children.
We began to walk this path from the beginning of the school, with the inspiration of a great teacher of the search and defense of child welfare in an integral way, as was Dr. Maria Montessori. She observed the needs of children, and researched and published on the real needs of human beings creating a pedagogy from the deepest respect for the rights of children defending them daily in their educational environments, with a real field practice and the extension of their schools around the world.
We wonder how many people in the world have benefited from being able to resolve any conflict at the “peace table” from an early age, since we, who have the good fortune to observe it every day, never cease to be amazed at how easily an emotion can be healed through dialogue and understanding of the needs of others and the establishment of agreements.