An elderly woman inspecting the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake (Getty Images)
By: Dinesh George Lourdes | May 8, 2015
As Nepal reels from an earthquake that left over 8,413 dead and thousands injured, people around the world are scrambling to determine how they can best contribute to the relief effort. As a part of HELP’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the International Student Society (ISS) placed a donation box at the entrance of every building of HELP. So far, we have raised a total of RM 3920.00.
Collections are still being carried out.
All the money raised will be donated to local organizations that have been a history of working in Nepal. Together we are raising money for medical supplies and homes and most importantly we are saving lives; lives like you and me. We are partnering with vetted organizations to support not just the immediate efforts but also the intermediate and long term effects of this disaster.
President of the International Student Society (ISS), Zhou Ting who comes from Sichuan, China explained that when she heard about the earthquake in Nepal she just had to help them. She said she would have done anything to help them. “I was one of the victims in the Sichuan Earthquake. It was one of the worst earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.1. I lost everything. I was devastated and had nothing left in my life. Then HELP University came along and awarded me with a scholarship in 2009 to do my graduate and post-graduate studies. HELP University has helped me, now it is time that I help people who was once in my position” said Zhou Ting.
Director of the Department Of Student Affairs who also acts as the advisor of the International Student Society (ISS), Lt. Cdr. Anthonysamy Silvarajoo said, “I would like to thank all those who donated. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. You donations reflect what sort of a caring person you are. We are proud to have students like you in HELP”. He also mentioned that the International Student Society (ISS) along with other societies are currently carrying out events and activities such as having flash mobs, carrying out shows and performances and selling food at food-booths to raise money for Nepal. “We currently have more societies that are joining us to raise funds for Nepal such as the Psychology Student Union and the HELP Christian Fellowship Society”, he ended.
We would like to thank everyone who has donated. For those of you who haven’t donated, it is never too late for you to save a life.
Volunteers working hard to restore the beautiful country, Nepal