Hornbill Nepali Radio Club

Hornbill Nepali Radio Club is a long-term club that has been running for more than a decade. The club produces a children’s weekly Nepali radio programme for BFBS Gurkha Radio Brunei which broadcasts live every Sunday at 1300 hrs Brunei time. The programme is comprised of children’s stories, poems, interviews, life experiences and songs. A segment dedicated to Nepali culture and traditions by Mr Rajesh Thapa, the Deputy Headteacher, is also a regular component of the programme. First started in 2005, the club has been very popular among Nepali children and parents and has produced more than 300 weekly episodes so far. Children in the club have enjoyed interviewing several VIPs, including His Excellency Mr John Saville, the British High Commissioner to Brunei, Mr Mike Cooper, DCYP, Mr David Wordsworth, Chief Executive SCE, Dr Neil Hawkes, the Founder of Values-based Education and Nicky Ness, the Controller BFBS Radio and CSE Events and Entertainment for their radio shows.  The programme can be listened to all over the world on the internet through BFBS Gurkha Radio Service. The club has helped to boost children's confidence and raise awareness of their own values, culture, language and traditions. The club has also been a platform for children to share their achievements and life experiences with the rest of the world.