Montessori Global Education is working closely with Udruga IKS, which was founded in Petrinja in 2003 by young enthusiasts wanting to initiate positive changes in the post-war community.  Montessori Global Education partnership aims to raise the quality of informal education provision for children and young people and strengthen community cohesion. This is achieved through workshops and projects which recognise the Montessori-inspired practice which lies at the heart of their social initiatives.

Udruga IKS focuses on:

  • strengthening socially vulnerable and marginalised groups with a range of informal educational opportunities
  • empowering young people for career development
  • encouraging the social integration of vulnerable groups, and
  • organising local events (theatre performances, screenings, exhibitions, festivals) to encourage community cohesion

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“Our vision is a humane, democratic environment in which Association IKS acts as a generator of changes and a stronghold of positive ideas. While doing this our mission is to empower citizens to develop a sense of responsibility and initiative for the advancement of the entire community. Our approach focuses on facilitating social processes and activities that are human centered and community engaged with the motto: Our community – our responsibility! Being offered the opportunity to learn and cooperate with Montessori creates space for the growth and spreading of this community.”