School of Education


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.

Malagiri and students 7

Malagiri and students 4

Kerry Burnett • February 11, 2015

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  1. John Clemence April 28, 2015 - 12:16 pm Reply

    Do we have any news from the school since the earth quake?

    • Adam April 28, 2015 - 1:50 pm Reply

      Hi John,

      Lorraine Harrison has received news from Malagiri and sent staff here the following message:

      “Dear all. Following the terrible news about the situation in Nepal, I wanted to let you all know that the monastery in Kathmandu has been unaffected. Kevin has also spoken to Om Yogi and he and his family are unharmed. It has not been possible to make direct contact with anyone in Malagiri but Kevin has heard that the school is OK. We have no information about the houses in and around the village. I met with Kevin yesterday – he had already spoken to a number of his contacts in Kathmandu and he’ll continue trying to reach those he has not yet been able to speak to.”

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