The following article was published in 1879 in the “Life and Work” Magazine of the Church of Scotland.
Miss Walker Arnott went to the East for health. While in Jaffa (the ancient Joppa) she was much interested in some of the children, and began to teach them. From these small beginnings her undertaking has grown until it has assumed the form of which we read in the communication (by her sister, Emilia Walker-Arnott) now laid before our readers.
“There are about 60 girls, and some of them, I regret to say, are still unpaid for. The five 1st class girls are working very hard with a master this winter. They teach the little children during the forenoon, and two of them, Mary and Marigho, have the whole charge of the outside schoolroom, where there are from 50 to 60 day scholars. When the school work is over at four o’clock, these girls have their master, and they have to work hard all evening preparing their lessons. My sister hopes they will make good teachers next year.” Read more