The Indaba Institute is a world-class teacher training institute
Rooted in the global community of Montessori educational practice, the Indaba Institute (a non-profit organisation) actively engages with teachers to meet the holistic needs of children and guide them on the path to reach their full potential to develop into appropriately educated, independent, resilient individuals who care for themselves, care for others and care for their environment.
COMMITTED TO UPLIFTMENT OF COMMUNITIES
The Institute is developing passionate educators to become highly skilled and remarkably resourced early childhood development teachers that can confidently work in challenging environments and vulnerable communities, to most effectively support the child’s earliest years of life with a special focus on the youngest and most vulnerable children in society.
HIGHEST STANDARDS OF QUALITY AND ACCREDITATION
The Institute is the first institution on the African continent providing permanent, formal and internationally accredited training of Association Montessori International (AMI) practitioners from 0-3, 3-6, 6-12 and Adolescence.
GUIDED BY RESEARCH
The Institute aspires to become an internationally respected research center capable of tracking the deepest societal impact of Montessori on a society with one of the world’s highest GINI coefficients.
EDUCATION BEYOND CLASSROOMS
The Institute is part of an indigenous biodiversity campus at the Sustainability Institute, a beautifully curated learning environment for creative work. Training and education transcends beyond the classroom, equipping educators for a holistic approach to learning.
WORKING TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION NATIONALLY
The Institute is undertaking to work with the Department of Social Development in the Western Cape, and the Department of Social Development and of Basic Education on a national level, with the ultimate goal of achieving recognition of AMI standard Montessori as a formal curricular choice for government sponsored early childhood development centers and schools throughout South Africa to act as a model educational opportunity for other nations. The Indaba Institute is working to see Montessori accepted as a University qualification in South Africa.
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