I believe strongly in the importance of giving marginalised people a voice, and am passionate about using my teaching experience to improve the lives of some of the world's poorest and most marginalised people.
I'd like to thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to help poor children in Nepal get the education they need so badly, and for all your support whilst I'm here on my placement.
Without an education, there is little promise for the future of Nepalese children recovering from the effects of their country's brutal civil war. I believe that every child, no matter where on the globe, deserves the right to schooling.
I'm passionate about teaching, and my work in the UK has helped me realise the value of child-centred, interactive teaching methods to help encourage young pupils to grow and develop.
I qualified as a primary school teacher from the University of Manchester in 2006. Before that I completed a BSc, which included child development psychology. I'm a member of the General Teaching Council and the National Union of Teachers.
I've taught for five years in Greater Manchester, including children whose first language isn't English, children with hearing difficulties, and children with psychological or therapeutic needs. I've also mentored student teachers, helping them to improve their planning and teaching.
Volunteering with a refugee organisation in Manchester has also greatly increased my understanding of the challenges experienced by disadvantaged people.