For a number of years Regina Mundi College has been developing an ever closer relationship with Dahon High School in Lesotho. Two of our teachers (Mr Finn and Ms Harrington) visited DHS in February 2010 and two teachers from there (Mrs Kolitsoe Nt’sala Moahloli and Mr Mokoto Augustinus Mojakhomo) were our guests last November.
On Saturday 19th February 2011, six students accompanied by Ms Corcoran and Mrs Lane, their respective partners and Garda Paul O’Riordan left on a week- long expedition to Africa. This twinning of RMC and DHS is organised by World Wise and funded by Irish Aid; it aims to foster understanding between our two cultures. A number of projects are ongoing and our six students worked on these with their African counterparts during the visit. The Regina Mundi group spent much time in Dahon High School and gained first-hand experience of the challenges facing African educators and their students. They also learned how much education is valued in Lesotho and the lengths that students are ‘literally’ prepared to walk every day in pursuit of it.
All members of the travelling party spoke of how changed they were by their experience; this was an educational trip in every sense of the word. They are now taking time to reflect on their visit and preparing to send books and other essential supplies to their African sisters and brothers.