ABOUT THE PRINCIPALMAIJA LAMU
Maija Lamu: Montessori Education Program International (MEPI) Degree
Maija is originally from Finland but has been living in Egypt since 1998. She started her career as professional tennis player which gave her the opportunity to live among different cultures from all over the world. She used to coach children and adults in which she discovered her passion and edge in developing children. She accordingly started her studies in Education and graduated with a pedagogic degree for the Montessori Education International as director of early childhood. While obtaining her diploma for teaching Finnish language and culture through drama, literature, grammar and total physical-response method in the University of Helsinki, Finland, she started to realize how drama can have a huge impact in self-development. In Egypt she worked as the director of a Finnish school as well taught drama for secondary students at the New Cairo British International School.
Maija now runs, with her partner Jaylan, the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy in Cairo.