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The Passionate Hearts for Haitians    

March 1, 2010

While many of us were still savouring the joy of the holidays with positive outlook for the coming year of 2010, it was quite a different story for the people in Haiti as they were greeted to the new year with a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake on January 12. In the wake of the great natural calamity, we in true Yew Chung style set about fundraising for the earthquake relief.

In just a few days after the quake, the students at YCIS Hong Kong - Secondary raised over HK$20,000 which have been donated to World Vision in support of Haiti earthquake relief efforts. The Student Council, with the help of the Artist-in-Resident, created a heart-shaped standee for students to decorate with prayers and good wishes for the Haitians struck by the national disaster.

“The disaster in Haiti has left many people homeless and without family. Children who have survived the earthquake have to face diseases and uncertainties of the future. We hope that the campaign for Haiti would bring out the awareness of the needs around the world, so that students may show empathy and act,” said Jennifer Chan, Student Council Vice President.

In fact, the relief efforts have not stopped. The Upper Primary Choirs of YCIS Hong Kong will present a choral concert on March 13, 2010, which is dedicated to the victims of the Haiti earthquake. 
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