LIMKOKWING UNIVERSITY DONATES RM30,000 TO HAITI EA...
Wed, 2010-02-17 11:33 — admin
Limkokwing University of Creative Technology donated RM30,000 to the survivors of the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti which killed 100,000 and made three million homeless.
The University also organised a charitable concert with UNICEF named 'Heal the World' which raised additional funds for the victims.
Students from 150 countries joined together along with university staff and lecturers to organise the fundraising concert. Donation boxes were placed around the campus prior to the event day to collect contributions from students and passersby.
Among the VIPs at the concert was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, A. Kohilan Pillay who presented the combined donations and collections to Miss Choon Bow Bow, Chief, Private Sector Fundraising and Partnerships, UNICEF Malaysia. Also present was Miss Malaysia World 2009 Tanuja Anandhan.
The money will be used to provide Haitians with food, medical assistance, and for rebuilding houses and hospitals.
"UNICEF is incredibly humbled and touched by the rush of unconditional generosity displayed by Malaysian's after the earthquake struck", said Choon Bow Bow.
Limkokwing's rising stars Arnez from Zimbabwe, King Lhota from Senegal and Ronnie from Malaysia were among those who performed for the appreciative audience.
During his speech Kohilan Pillay applauded Limkokwing University's initiative in helping the unprivileged victims of Haiti and he also spoke of how he was highly impressed to see young people involved in humanitarian activities.
Ms Tiffanee Marie Lim, Special Assistant to the President of Limkokwing University and organiser of event said that such initiative is imperative to help those who live unsafe lives and are homeless.
In 2009 Limkokwing University promoted the "Plight of the Palestinians", through the first Heal the World concert.
Limkokwing University is the leading Asian University in Innovation and strives to promote world peace and harmony as part of the university's culture. The University enrolment is 30,000 students from 150 countries. They study in 12 campuses in three continents.