Mother-daughter duo bring quality education through The Thinking Child …

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News from MiamiHerald.com:

Christine Lerin never thought she would work with children, and certainly not at the same school with her mother, Noelia Montaner — who has spent much of her career in the classroom or as a principal.

But now Lerin, 26, and Montaner, 44, are devoted to the same mission: providing the best education to low-income children in the Homestead area through The Thinking Child Christian Academy. Theirs is a labor of love that requires long hours and a fierce dedication — as well as a strong faith that financial obstacles can be overcome.

“I love working with my mom and working with the kids,” says Lerin. “I love that this is a family environment.”

Adds Montaner: “She shares the same vision for the school and the same love for the children that I do.”

Montaner, mother of two daughters and one son, spent the early years of her career in the public school system, but she wanted to do more than her assigned role. She was especially concerned about the increasing emphasis on testing. So in 2004, when a property became available in Florida City, she and her sister, Angela Pinaglia, opened a pre-school, The Thinking Child, with 35 childre……………. continues on MiamiHerald.com

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News from UNDP Tells Govt – AllAfrica.com:

Lilongwe — United Nations Development program (UNDP), Deputy Resident Representative, Clara Flore, has said Government needs to seriously invest and priotise in girl child education to promote quality education among girls.

Flore made the remarks on Friday, at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe during the MDGs Acceleration Frame (MAF) Work Advocacy Meeting with the private sector, development partners, government and non-governmental organisations on promoting girls’ retention in schools with Dedza and Nsanje as case study districts.

She said it was unlikely that Malawi will achieve the targets of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG 2) on the proportion of girls in secondary schools and therefore government needs to make tough decisions to make sure that the girl child education is up to standards.

“We believe that investing in girl child education is very important not just for achieving the MGD 2 but also in terms of addressing all the multiple issues related to the girl child,” she said. Flore said it was appalling to see the situation on the ground especially in the Districts of Nsanje and Dedza where most girls fail to r……………. continues on UNDP Tells Govt – AllAfrica.com

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