Update: July 2020
We were delighted to receive this letter from one of our scholars, Chubasenla Walling. Chubasenla is from Fernwood School in Kohima. She came 8th (total score of 95%) out of 22,393 students in the High School Leaving Certificate Exam!
Congratulations and very well done to Chubasenla - we are very proud of you!
We would normally be posting news from all the students who are being so generously sponsored in Nagaland. Unfortunately, and like so many other things, our award ceremony 2020 had to be postponed due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
Our awards were due to be given out on 20th March. On Wednesday 18th March the Nagaland Government declared that all schools and educational institutions were to be closed. The following day a complete lock down was ordered meaning that travel became impossible.
We are currently contacting all the children to ensure they receive their much-needed funds. We want to reach them as soon as possible as many of the families are in particular need of help in these most difficult of times.
We will keep this page updated with news as we receive it from Nagaland. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Since 2004, the Kohima Educational Trust through its affiliate the Kohima Educational Society, formed by leading Nagas in 2007, has financed many projects to aid education in Nagaland such as a children’s hostel, a basketball pitch, a reference library, medical training, a Master’s Degree for a Naga teacher, a bibliography of Naga literature and a glossary of sixteen Nagaland languages.
Outstanding among these projects has been the provision of scholarships for 14 to 18 year-old Naga children, which has appealed to hundreds of British donors, led by veterans and their families, who have been moved by the Kohima Educational Trust and this exemplification of gratitude.
The Scholarships are awarded annually every March in Kohima when each scholar is invited to write to his or her donor, and many individual friendships have been formed between donors and scholars. The scholars are selected by the Kohima Educational Society in conference with schools and churches, on the grounds of ability and need. Some of the scholars have just one living parent. Some are orphans.