AMI Support - Ukraine

Wednesday 6th April 2022

Financial donations are needed urgently to provide resources for the Montessori community supporting children and families affected by the situation in Ukraine. 

AMI is liaising with UNHCR and other organisations as well as the broader Montessori network to help provide practical support where it is most needed.  The situation is complex with many government and non-government organizations involved and conditions on the ground are challenging.  Collaborative working and network mobilisation are the most effective means to demonstrate our willingness and ability to serve the needs of children. 

The Montessori Global Growth Fund will be directing all donations raised during this year’s Children for Children fundraiser to help Ukrainian children.  Donations will be accepted until June 30 and should note in the comment line, on the donation page, that the donation is for Children for Change, (CfC), or Ukrainian relief to ensure it is correctly allocated.  

The head of the AMI Ukraine Affiliate, Executive Director of the AMI Affiliated Training Centre, Odessa and the Co-founder and CEO of the “The First Odessa Montessori School – AMI Standard” for children from 0-6, Yuliia Timoshevska, is currently in Romania where she is working to establish a dedicated fund where donations can be made to support Ukrainian children, families, schools and students affected by the current crisis.  We will provide further details of the name and contact details as they become available.

Those specifically wishing to support Trainers in Training who have been affected by this crisis may want to consider a donation to the Mario Montessori 75 Fund, a non-profit organisation primarily devoted to helping aspiring AMI trainers during their training, particularly when they need to study away from their homes.  Information on making a donation is available here.

AMI is aware that many initiatives are being developed to support Ukraine.  We welcome discussions from organisations where there is the potential to collaborate effectively.  Please contact us with brief details at

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