A brief review of Indian Education in Natal 1962
Indian education in Natal upon the arrival of the immigrants was initiated by at least: two Church missions in the country, the Church of S.A. and the Wesleyan . The first move was made by Father Sabon when he sought financial assistance from the Colonial Government in 1863 to start a school for Indian children. This was however, refused. The first Indian schools were thus private in character. In 1867 Father Sabon opened a school with 30 pupils. In the same year Rev. Ralph Stott of the Wesleyan Mission established two schools, a day and an evening school, The efforts of these two pioneers received recognition when the Colonial Government decided to make a grant of £25 to each of them, The buildings used were very poor, consisting
of wattle and daub huts* save for one ?