The Folkestone-based Gurkha Memorial Fund has helped coordinate a scheme that has provided a dedicated computer suite for schoolchildren in Nepal.
Under the project, 31 computers were donated to the Kakarbhitta Higher Secondary School situated within the Jhapa district.
As part of the scheme, there was a video conference between the pupils of the school in Nepal and Martello School in Folkestone, part of Turner Schools, where the children shared knowledge and information. This will now develop their skills and pupils from both schools were thrilled to have the opportunity to ask questions about their respective schools, subject matters and hobbies.
There will now be an ongoing programme between the schools. In addition the Gurkha Memorial Fund has provided funding for the teaching in Nepal, as well as a power plant and a CCTV security system. The total cost of the project has come to more than £18,000.
The school principal in Nepal, Tulasi Prasa d Niroula, welcomed the Chairman of the Gurkha Memorial Fund, Dhan Gurung, during a special ceremony attended by 2,000 people, which included the school’s 1,101 pupils. The principal commented: “We are truly grateful for all the work that the Gurkha Memorial Fund has achieved to help us, and we thank you for your kind support. We are also grateful to those that have supported this project in the UK, especially the generous Folkestone town people, and pass on our sincere best wishes.”
• Visit www.gurkhamemorialfund.org.uk