Advisory board

We at Global Association of Montessori Education and Sport would like to proudly announce the creation of our Advisory Board and introduce its members, who have already provided us with invaluable assistance.

Judith Cunningham
MMUN Chief Strategic Officer
NGO in Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC

Global Montessori Games powerfully combines sports with peace. As Nelson Mandela said, Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.”.

Heidi Newell
AMI Montessori Guide
Athlete, Explorer, Designer

Global Montessori Games is an international gathering of children at play through cultural exchange. We breakdown barriers through sport, facilitate compassionate understanding of others and create a next level celebration of education for life. Global Montessori Games is the modern ambassador of Dr. Montessori’s vision for peaceful, life-enforcing joy. Join us.

Andre Roberfroid
Former President Association Montessori Internationale
Former Unicef Deputy Executive Director

Montessori, like sport, is about practice and values. These common values include freedom, respect and solidarity, all of which are at the core of the Montessori pedagogy.

The Global Montessori Games promote these values with the freedom to select your sport and discipline, respect for your fellow players, respect of the rules, and solidarity among people from all over the world.

The Global Montessori Games is, above all, the opportunity to practice these values, a practice that children will remember and learn from.

Berni Drop
Principal Montessori College Nijmegen & Groesbeek, The Netherlands
Board Member Vereniging voor Montessori Onderwijs (Dutch Montessori Association)

The Global Montessori Games offers young people from around the world a unique opportunity to learn from and with each other through sport and culture. 

Different nationalities, different cultures, and different views can offer a different perspective and reflection on self-image and world view, increasing the sense of security and trust.

No matter how small the stone in the pond, every child who learns this will in the future contribute to peace in the immediate environment and therefore indirectly to world peace.

Henning Johannessen
Rector Drøbak Montessori Middle School, Norway

In September 2019 we joined the first Global Montessori Games in Nijmegen with our school. This was really an amazing experience. The Dutch host families were very nice and our students thrived in their homes. We learned a lot about Dutch culture living like this. The teachers also had a great time with a lot of socializing and cooperation. To sum up this week in a few words; great atmosphere, lots of laughter, sports and exercise, making new friends, and cultural exchange. This is what Montessori philosophy is all about concerning this age group: encourage the adolescence to become socially independent

Focusing on The Sustainable Developments Goals is of immense importance for adolescence. Visiting new places to learn about the different challenges the local community faces concerning the environment is learning for life. The knowledge the adolescence accomplishes should be an inspiration to bring back home

Geert Rutten
Experienced director and owner of digital agency Linku, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
I believe in the power of collaboration. The unforgettable experiences and opportunities the GAMES events facilitate help ‘the future of the world’ to become world citizens.

We warmly welcome them all to the team and look forward to further benefitting from their wealth of experience and expertise.

Thank you all!