"Project Rebuild" to support tsunami victims
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In order to raise fund for “Project Rebuild”, SS organized a lunar new year gathering dinner at the City Chinese Restaurant, 4 February, during which there was an auction for paintings for charity. The 30 more paintings were donated by famous local painters from the Hong Kong Chinese Calligraphy and Arts Association, Greenfield Calligraphy and Painting Society of Hong Kong, and Shi Yi Fang. Over a hundred staff members, students, alumni and other guests showed up in support of the meaningful Project, and enjoyed a joyful evening.
The dinner gathering, together with other fundraising activities held earlier, has raised over HK$80,000 for the Project. TThis summer, SS also plans to arrange for faculty and students to go to Aceh to take part in volunteer work there.
“Natural disasters are heartless, but human beings are warm-hearted. To help the tsunami victims rebuild their lives requires a long-term effort. Through ‘Project Rebuild’, we hope to be able to raise the awareness of more
CityU staff and students continue to demonstrate their deep compassion for the tsunami victims. In a record CityU-wide donation campaign, over HK$350,000 was collected for UNICEF. Furthermore, earlier this month, the CityU Staff Association held a sale of Down Jackets to raise funds. Apart from fundraising events, the University has organized a number of tsunami forums, and CityU’s Southeast Asia Research Centre plans to conduct research work on disaster management and the rebuilding of society in