My time at the Madrassa was particularly memorable. I was blown away by the girls and their community. They were all so bright and beautiful. Contrary to misconceptions about the Muslim view of women, here they believed all young women should be educated. The headteacher told me that education is important to these girls not only because it prevents exploitation of child labour but moreover: ‘If a man is educated, he keeps his knowledge to himself, but if a woman is educated her whole family will benefit as she will share her knowledge,’ he said.