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Welcome by Montessori Association of Thailand

The Montessori Association of Thailand (MAT) is honoured to be hosting the 29th International Montessori Congress. We look forward to welcoming all delegates from around the world with our friendly and traditional Thai smile.

The Thai Montessori community is supported by a diverse range of organisations and groups, where close collaboration has strengthened our presence throughout the country. Montessori is found in both private and public institutions, and is officially represented as a high quality learner centered education program in Thai government schools. We also have an active teacher training centre that has served the needs of this region of the world.

The goal of the 29th International Montessori Congress is to raise awareness and understanding of Montessori education as a global influence in our rapidly changing world. The conference theme, “Education for a New World”, promises to inspire all delegates to appreciate the significance of their work and to return to their homes after the Congress with renewed vigour. As with all international gatherings of this scale, participants can look forward to connecting with others, learning from others, and making new friends.

Delegates are encouraged to extend their experience in Thailand beyond the Congress participation. We welcome Congress delegates to take some time before or after the event to see Montessori in action, either in public, private, urban or rural settings.

We warmly welcome the international community to the Land of Smiles, where we pride ourselves in friendly hospitality, delicious food, and a rich colourful culture. See you in 2023.

Kannekar Butt, Ph.D

President of Montessori Association of Thailand

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The city of Angels or "Krungthep"

‘Krungthep’ in Thai, is the capital city of Thailand. Bangkok is the hub for most of the commercial and economic activities of the Kingdom. At the same time, the city is very famous and appreciated by visitors for its versatility and multiple points of interests.

Thailand, the only Southeast Asian nation that has never been colonised’ , is a constitutional monarchy. A unified Thai kingdom has existed since the mid-14th century, and Thailand was known as Siam until 1939, when it officially became the kingdom of Thailand.
The weather in Thailand is generally hot and humid in keeping with its tropical location. Thailand can be generally divided into three seasons: “hot” season, “rainy” season, and “cool” season.
The population of Thailand comprises roughly 67 million citizens. The majority are ethnically Thai, though peoples of Chinese, Indian, Malay, Mon, Khmer, Burmese and Lao origin are also represented to varying degrees. Approximately 7 million citizens live in the capital city, Bangkok.
More than 92% of the population speaks Thai or one of its regional dialects. While the Thai language is the official language of Thailand, English is spoken and understood throughout many parts of Thailand.
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