Following a devastating earthquake that struck the Napalese capital city of Kathmandu in late April, a group of UNIST students with ties to Nepal are urging others to reach out and help with rescue and reconstruction efforts.
This powerful earthquake has affected more than 8 million people in Nepal, shattering thousands of lives and destroying many of Kathmandu valley’s most historically important buildings.
The UNIST International Student Organization (UISO) has started several fundrasing events, along with a PrayForNepal campaign to support Nepal recover and rebuild in the wake of this tragedy.
A short campaign video has been created and displayed on the UNIST Media Tower, as part of Nepal earthquake relief campaign to raise awareness, funds, and support for the communities and people affected by the earthquake. Donation boxes at several campus locations have been also made available to all members of UNIST and to the public for cash donations from April 30 to May 9, 2015.
Moreover, a walk-in donation booth, held near the Student Union Building over the course of the UNIST Spring Festival (May 8 to May 9, 2015) to fund relief in Nepal. A mini busking concert next to the booth was held to attract more people to the campaign. All funds raised through the donation boxes, as well as all proceeds from PrayForNepal campaign will be earnmarked for the Nepal relief fund.