Pestalozzi graduates prepare for 2015

4 September 2014

David Mtonga
David Mtonga on Pestalozzi: 'You gave me a chance to grow. Your extensive support shines in my heart.'

Ugyen Wangchuk describes his time at Pestalozzi as an 'amazing experience' with his personal highlight being the chance to fly!

Alongside his interest in finance, Pradosh Bista is also a keen photographer.

Congratulations are due to three of our Pestalozzi 2014 graduates who have obtained scholarships to study with the University of Brighton next year.

This time next year, Zambian alumnus David Mtonga, will be preparing to begin his studies at the University of Brighton where he will be undertaking a Civil Engineering course.

David is making full use of his gap year back in Zambia, working with an NGO to provide clean water through installing boreholes in remote places. He is also busy assisting Lubuto Library Project as a computer programmer and helping fellow Pestalozzi alumnus, Chanda Singoyi, in completing research for a much needed local transport project.

Ugyen Wangchuk, from Tibet, will be joining David in Brighton to take up an Aeronautical Engineering course. Ugyen, who had his first flying lesson with one of the Pestalozzi trustees, is a keen pilot who aspires to join the Royal Air Force.

Ugyen was also awarded the accolade for outstanding contribution to Pestalozzi over his two years here, for his participation in numerous social clubs and volunteering opportunities.

Nepali alumnus, Pradosh Bista, has been awarded a scholarship to attend the Hastings campus of Brighton University to study Finance and Investment, which will follow on nicely from his gap year interning with Bank of Kathmandu.

During his internship, Pradosh has been visiting schools to teach students the importance of saving money with financial education classes, as part of an awareness campaign initiated between BOK and Save the Children.

During their two years at Pestalozzi, the trio were key members of the Pestalozzi Pirates rock band and they will be welcomed back to Pestalozzi for a visit or special performance at any time!

Watch these three alumnus perform in this video of the Pestalozzi Pirates!

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