AMI International Montessori Teacher Training
3 – 6 Diploma Course
in Tanzania

after 50

About us

Montessori Training Centre Msimbazi – Dar es Salaam

Established in 1967, the Montessori Training Centre at Msimbazi is the oldest Montessori Institution in Tanzania offering National Montessori Certificate Courses since almost 50 years.

In collaboration with the Association Montessori Internationale, the Maria Montessori Institute in London and the Arthur Waser Foundation in Switzerland, the centre is offering after 50 years the second AMI International Montessori Teacher Training 3 - 6 Diploma Course in East Africa. The Centre is run by the congregation of The Little sisters of St. Francis of Assisi at the Diocese of Dar es Salaam.

Maria Montessori Institute (MMI)

The Maria Montessori Institute, established in 1961, is a UK-based Montessori training centre affiliated to the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Montessori teacher training courses delivered by the MMI have evolved directly from those first delivered by Dr Maria Montessori and her son Mario between 1919 and 1957. All lectures, tutorials, written assignments and course material are prepared and delivered under direct authorisation from AMI by highly qualified trainers who have all undertaken the AMI Training of Trainers programme after substantial experience working with children.

More information on MMI’s courses, school, and outreach programmes is available at

Association Montessori International (AMI)

AMI is considered the leading Montessori organisation in the world. The Association is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) represented at the United Nations since 1985 and an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO since 1962. 

AMI was founded by Dr Maria Montessori herself in 1929 to safeguard the integrity of her work and is recognised as the global standard bearer for quality Montessori teacher training. 

Additional information on the Association’s history and details of its Montessori programmes, educational projects, publications, and affiliate organisations can be found at