Following the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, we’re doing everything we can to support the Nepalese community in Southland. They have been busy fundraising with a target of $20,000 to donate to the Red Cross to help those affected by the earthquake in Nepal. When you see them around the region, please take a moment to let them know you support them, and if you are able, make a donation. To donate immediately online, please see their Givealittle campaign. If you wish to assist with this locally driven aid effort to Nepal, please contact the Southland Prays for Nepal page on Facebook
Standing strong togther
New Zealand has strong ties to Nepal, and sadly we also know better than many how devastating a major earthquake in an urban center is. Additionally, Southland has a wonderful ex-pat Nepalese community, who came here for work and study, and who are now reeling at the disaster that has befallen Nepal.
SIT has had a major influence on the number of Nepalese in Southland, as a considerable number of our students who joined us since we had our first Nepalese enrolments in 2008 have stayed on in the region after their studies.
It's also fair to say as much as SIT has a large role in the Nepalese community in Southland, our Nepalese students and families have also had a significant influence on SIT - they are an important part of the SIT family, and as such, we are doing everything possible to stand with them during this time, and support them in their aid efforts.
Fundraising & Givealittle Campaign
Over the coming weeks there will be a series of awareness events and fundraising activities, so get behind this important cause and join the Pray for Nepal Southland page to keep informed, post messages of support, and offer your assistance.
Candlelight Vigil - 30th April
A candlelight vigil was held in memory of those who lost their lives, friends & families and homes after the earthquake in Nepal.
The vigil was in solidarity and support not only to those in Nepal, but to support our fellow Southlanders who have family and friends affected.