Once again, Covid-19 restrictions affected our plans to hold the annual Scholarship ceremony this year in Kohima. The event is an annual highlight bringing together students, parents and teachers and marks the occasion when KET Scholarships are awarded. It is normally such a joyous occasion and pictures from previous years can be found here
The restrictions meant that our hard working manager in Kohima, Mhasisalie Solo, rather than bringing all the children together, reached out to all the students individually and ensured the money for this year’s studies was safely received. This has taken several months but the task is complete.
This year we were able, with thanks to the generosity of our supporters, to award 425 students with their annual scholarship. We were able to award 93 new scholarships this year to children entering year 8. The other 332 scholarships were given to the children in years 9 through to 12. While we ask our donors to commit for a three year scholarship, the money is given to the child and their family on an annual basis.
We are in the process of writing to all the donors with news of their scholar but as yet, we are still to receive letters and photos from the students themselves. Our normal practice is to forward letters from the students to their sponsor but the pandemic has made this very difficult. We hope to be in a position to resume this practice very soon and hope very much that next year we can return to holding the event and meeting all the children in person.
If you have any questions about the scholarships or wish to donate one yourself, please contact me, Sylvia May on firstname.lastname@example.org
Meanwhile, a huge thank you to all who have donated and we hope to be in touch again very soon.