KOHIMA Educational Trust
Project Achievements and Fundraising
June 2015: Rowing the Thames from Source to Sea
Monty Lyman and Josh Scott undertook an epic six-day fundraiser for KET, rowing the Thames from source to sea. Two-hundred miles of ‘raging headwinds, swans and stag-dos’ did not deter them, and they raised an impressive £1200, exceeding their target by 140%. Josh has volunteered to blister for the cause again, and will be running for KET in the April 2016 London Marathon. We’ll be following his progress and providing a link to his sponsorship page on the KET website shortly.
KET would also like to thank Andrew Gray and Steve Murphy, cadets who undertook a 32-mile canal trek from Falkirk Wheel to Edinburgh in August 2015, raising over £250 in donations.
Trustees have been invited to give several talks this year to Rotary Clubs, notably Ewell and Stafford. Greshams School in Holt invited old boy Richard Barclay to give a talk, as well as showing the KET documentary KOHIMA to around 150 students and cadets. All these events generated funds for the Trust and special thanks go in particular to Michael Shone of Ewell Rotary and Paddy O’Leary of Stafford Rotary, both of whom have been tireless in raising money for KET.
KES our sister organisation in Kohima organised a fundraising concert which was held on 11 November 2015. This was the brainchild of KET Trustee, Lily Das, with top Nagaland musicians performing free of charge. Ticket sales and subsequent donations resulted in £5,000 being raised, which will go towards educating Naga children. A DVD of the event will be available soon to purchase from our on-line store.
After almost five years in the building, the hostel at Pangsha on the Indo/Myanmar border is
now complete and operational. The inauguration ceremony took place in March 2014.
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KET Essay Competition
- Scholarship program of eighteen scholars
- Reference Library
- Dictionaries for Schools
- Essay competition
- Kohima Battlefield Guide
- New Basketball Court
- Scholarships for Nursing Education
- Visit to UK by Naga School children
Read full details of these projects in KET NEWS Items
Radio Oxford UK interviewing Gordon Graham KET founder