Students visit a School for Malagiri
Four students studying on the Advanced Studies route of the Primary Education BA(Hons) with QTS course at the University of Brighton have been given the opportunity to visit a School for Malagiri.
The school was built, and continues to be funded, by a charity formed by the university’s School of Education and the Trinity Group from Karlstad, Sweden and has enabled children in a remote area of Nepal to receive an education.
Students Gareth Fear, Laurie Budhoo, Elly Witham and Kayleigh Megaw made the journey on a very rough, busy and only partially surfaced road to the village of Malagiri where the school is located. Such a trip would ideally take three hours from Kathmandu, but is known to take up to seven hours when full of traffic as it’s the only main road running from Kathmandu along the valley floor towards western Nepal and the Indian border!
The students were treated like royalty when they visited the school. They visited the three brightly coloured and well-resourced classrooms that cater for around 60 children aged from three to seven years. They were also able to eat with the children and participate in their daily routines.
The trip will give the students a unique insight into education.