Martello Primary Pupils link up with Nepal
The pupils at Martello Primary were so excited last week to participate in a video conference with pupils from Kakarbhitta Higher Secondary School situated within the Jhapa district in Nepal.
The event was organised by Turner Schools Director Ray Johnson who is also the project coordinator for the Gurkha Memorial Fund. Ray explained how through amazing fund raising they were able to provide 31 computers and fitted out a computer suite at the Secondary school in Nepal. The Mayor of Folkestone, Roger West also attended the event.
The pupils in Nepal were overwhelmed and excited to have the facility and the use of the equipment. During the conference call between the 2 schools, the children 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 allowing the children to share knowledge and information which will progress their understanding of each other’s cultures.
The total cost of the project accumulated to over £18,000 and the Gurkha Memorial Fund are most grateful to those who have supported them to deliver the facility. The School Principal in Nepal, Tulasi Prasa d Niroula 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 most grateful to those that have supported this project in the UK, especially the generous Folkestone town people, and pass on our sincere best wishes”