A group of 37 has arrived in Kolkata, India, to continue their work of training and support to slum schools and to strengthen links between schools in Kolkata and those in the Diocese of Derby.
The group is comprises of 25 from our schools, 11 health and social care students and 2 of their lecturers form the University of Derby.
We are all settled in our rooms, eating well and delighted to have met for the first time or to be reunited with our friends from the Cathedral Relief Service whose schools and health care projects we are here to work with.
The group aims to share ideas and resources with teachers who work in some of the slum schools there that are overseen by the Cathedral Relief Service (CRS).
This is largely done through teachers from Derby leading lessons in their link school and through of training days later in the week.
The visit will help build on the work done during similar trips over the last five years.
See also: The Kolkata Blog 2019