Outstanding among these projects has been the provision of scholarships for 14 to 16-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.
At the annual awards ceremony in Kohima, 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.