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AMI Podcasts
Jan 27, 2021
Corner of Hope: The Community
Play • 40 min

In the podcast created in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of Corner of Hope, different people involved look back on those past 10 years. Teachers, mentors, community members, AMI Executive Director Lynne Lawrence and the CEO of Montessori for Kenya, Hillary Korir, share their stories, experiences and reflections. The podcast tells the story of Corner of Hope from the very beginning through the voices of the people involved. It explains how Corner of Hope came into being and discusses the learnings along the way, as well as the plans for the future. It is an intimate podcast that reflects the various experiences and perspectives which are all part of the inspiring story of Corner of Hope. 

The podcast is divided into three parts:
•  part one - the beginning of Corner of Hope;
•  part two  - the development of Corner of Hope, the involvement of the New Canaan community, and the impact Corner of Hope has had;
•  part three - a reflection of the speakers on their learnings through their involvement in Corner of Hope in which they also share their hopes and their plans for the future.

The second episode of the Corner of Hope podcast will focus on the involvement of the New Canaan community and the development of the school throughout the years. AMI Executive Director Lynne Lawrence and Montessori for Kenya’s CEO Hillary Korir will elaborate on the way the community has been involved from the very beginning and the importance of community involvement in setting up initiatives. CoH teachers, mentors and members of the New Canaan community will share how they have experienced the process of establishing the Corner of Hope school and the impact it has had on them.

This episode's speakers:

  • Lynne Lawrence (Executive director AMI)
  • Hillary Korir (CEO Montessori for Kenya)
  • Ann Mumbua Mweu (Mentor teacher)
  • Beth Kosgei (Mentor teacher)
  • Lillian Wairimu Mwaura (Mentor teacher and deputy school head)
  • Joseph Kuria (Community member New Canaan and member of the construction team)
  • Francis Chege Waweru (Elementary teacher Corner of Hope)
  • Charles Njoroge Mwangi (parent of one of the Corner of Hope students)
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