Commemorating Kyoto Computer Gakuin's Dean's Receipt of the Japan ITU Association's "Special Award for International Cooperation
On the evening of November 21, a piano recital was held at the Kyoto Ekimae Satellite Hall of Kyoto Institute of Information Science to commemorate the awarding of the "Special Award for International Cooperation" by the Japan ITU Foundation in October, by Dr. Yasuko Hasegawa, President of Kyoto Computer Gakuin, a group school. International pianist Paul Gulda performed Mozart's masterpieces and other works, enchanting visitors. In addition, many good intentions (donations) were received for the expansion of overseas computer education support activities, which the Institute has been playing a central role in developing.
Paul Gulda is the son of the late Friedrich Gulda, one of the most famous pianists of the 20th century, and is active worldwide as a composer as well as a piano player. On this occasion, he performed seven pieces, including Mozart's Piano Sonata, "Play Piano Play," composed by his father, and Variations on "Light My Fire (Jim Morrison)," to which the audience responded with two encores to a standing ovation.
This year, the institute has plans to further expand its overseas computer education support activities by donating 200 computers to four countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, and Uganda).
The reason why President Yasuko Hasegawa received the award this time is that the Academy was recognized for its proactive development of overseas computer education support activities for developing countries (educational support that integrates the mass donation of computers and the training of local teachers), which the Academy started in 1989. To date, we have donated 3,000 computers (used by the institute) to 16 countries, and have facilitated an epoch-making educational revolution in the field of computer education in each target country.
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