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It's the real deal!Thank you for PC donation, Coffee taste in Papua


The taste of the real place is delicious.On Friday, October 9, students and faculty members at Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Ekimae School tasted the coffee presented to KCG by Goroka University in the Independent State of Papua New Guinea and the Embassy of Papua New Guinea in Japan as a token of appreciation for the donation of personal computers through the Overseas Computer Education Support Activities (IDCE).The students seemed to be fully satisfied with a warm cup of tea after class and were thinking about their new like-minded friends in Papua New Guinea, 4600km away.


This time, KCG gave 53 computers to the university.The coffee was served with a commemorative gift at a ceremony to receive the donated computers held at Goroka University on September 22.The coffee is Blue Mountain, a specialty of Goroka, and when combined with the gift from the Embassy of Japan in Goroka, the total is 3,000 grams, or about 300 cups. A long line of students lined up in front of the temporary "coffee counter" set up in front of the school in front of Kyoto Station, and each of them enjoyed the authentic taste of the coffee by pouring milk into it.

The donation of personal computers to Goroka University came about when KCG faculty members learned through a television program that the university, where Japanese staff members work, was lagging behind in information technology.The university has about 1,900 students, but only about 300 computers owned by the university and about 100 computers that can be used freely by students.The university is pleased with the donation and will name the new computer room for graduate students "KCG Hasegawa Lab" after "KCG" and the surnames of Dr. Yasuko Hasegawa, the founder of IDCE, and her eldest daughter, Ms. Yui Hasegawa, who is mainly involved in the activities.The IDCE celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, and with this donation, the number of target countries has increased to 22.


Independent State of Papua New Guinea
It consists of the eastern half of the island of New Guinea in the South Pacific, just south of the equator and north of Australia, and about 600 surrounding islands.It has an area of 462,000 square kilometers, which is about 1.25 times that of Japan.The population is about 6 million, and the capital is Port Moresby.The climate is tropical, hot and humid, with a rainy season and a dry season.The main industries are mining and petroleum, and coffee, cocoa, and marine products are specialty products.The country gained independence from Australia in 1975.