Our Board will be responsible for receiving applications and making grants. We recognise the complexity and uncertainty of conditions in Ukraine and will work with a broad alliance of knowledgeable individuals and organisations to inform our decisions. The first grant-making cycle opens on 16 December 2022, with grant applications processed in the order in which they are received.
The We Stand Together! School-to-School Solidarity Campaign will match Montessori schools abroad with Montessori schools in Ukraine. Its central goal is to assist the Ukrainian Montessori community and schools with the financial and moral support they desperately need to stay open during the winter months and to survive the war. This is an emergency appeal; temperatures are dropping, the country’s infrastructure is actively being destroyed, and the hardships faced by the Ukrainian people—especially its children—are mounting daily.
We seek to connect schools in Ukraine with schools abroad that share the belief that:
- Montessori education is an essential component to a peaceful future in Ukraine
- Children are natural agents of peace
- Partnerships for peace in Ukraine are mutually beneficial and enriching. By sharing information, resources and support, the entire Montessori community is strengthened.
The MUU grant guidelines and application are available for download below in English and Ukrainian.
If you would like to apply for a grant, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the application. An example can be found on the Grant Guideline document, page 5.
Funding priorities include
Replacing materials that have been damaged, lost or looted during the conflict
Facilitating the delivery of Montessori materials starter kits to schools functioning underground, in basements and shelters for internally displaced people, and other alternative settings
Enabling teachers to continue to facilitate the environment that supports the well-being of children and their families through training and other means
Actions resulting in the translation of Montessori books and materials into the Ukrainian language.