In order to help the victims of the Great Qinghai Earthquake in China, which occurred in April 2010 and caused great damage, as well as the reconstruction of the area, KCGI Chinese students will hold a street fund-raising campaign from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for three days from May 14 to 16 in the Kyoto Tower area in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City.Thank you for your cooperation.
About 15 Chinese students from KCGI will participate in the activity.The collected goodwill will be donated to Yushu County, Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China, through the Japanese Red Cross Society.
According to reports, the earthquake that occurred on April 14 in Yushu County, 4000 meters above sea level in Qinghai Province, China, had an intensity of 7.1 on the Japanese scale.More than 2,000 people have died, 70 are missing, and more than 12,000 have been injured.More than 90% of the houses near the epicenter collapsed, and electricity and the road from the airport were also severely damaged.Fifteen thousand houses were destroyed and about 100,000 people were left homeless.
Ms. Han Hye and Ms. Kim Young (both 1st year students of Web Business Technology, Graduate School of Applied Information Technology, KCGI), the leaders of this year's event, said, "We are away from our country now, but we cannot ignore our country.One person's power is limited, but if we all work together, I'm sure we can help the local people in any way we can.I want to do my best together with the people at the site of the disaster," he said, expressing the significance and motivation of the street fundraising campaign.
The kcg.edu group, which has close ties with China through partnerships with many universities and mutual dispatch of international students and faculty members, prays for the repose of the souls of the deceased and sincerely hopes for the earliest recovery of the injured and reconstruction of the area.We will fully support this fundraising campaign.