Commemoration of the President of Kyoto Computer Gakuin receiving the Japan ITU Association's "Special Award for International Cooperation
On the evening of November 21, a piano recital was held at the Kyoto Station Satellite Hall of the Kyoto Institute of Information Graduate University to commemorate the receipt of the "Special Award for International Cooperation" from the Japan ITU Association in October by Dr. Yasuko Hasegawa, President of Kyoto Computer Gakuin, one of our group schools.International pianist Paul Gulda enchanted the audience with his performance of Mozart's masterpieces.In addition, we have received many donations to expand our overseas computer education support activities.
Paul Gulda is the son of the late Friedrich Gulda, one of the most famous pianists of the 20th century. He is active worldwide as a composer as well as a piano player, and has left behind about 20 CDs of his compositions spanning various genres.On this day, he performed seven pieces including Mozart's piano sonata, "Play Piano Play" composed by his father, and "Variations on "Light My Fire (Jim Morrison)".
This year, we have a plan to expand our overseas computer education support activities by donating 200 computers to four countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, and Uganda.
Dean Yasuko Hasegawa was awarded this year's prize in recognition of her active development of overseas computer education support activities for developing countries, which the university began in 1989 (education support that integrates the donation of a large number of computers and local teacher training).To date, we have donated 3,000 computers (which have been used by the Institute) and supported 16 countries, stimulating a revolutionary educational revolution in the field of computer education in each country.
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