Students hold fundraiser and tribute to Nepal earthquake victims

  Needs are great, Global Village students say KENNESAW, Ga. (May 8, 2015) A group of Kennesaw…

Georgia (May 8, 2015)


Needs are great, Global Village students say

KENNESAW, Ga. (May 8, 2015) A group of Kennesaw State students with ties to Nepal and their supporters from International Student Retention Services’ Global Village raised $1,000 this week for victims of the earthquake that has claimed nearly 8,000 lives.

A fundraising event in the Carmichael Student Center Wednesday afternoon featured Nepalese food prepared by the students, henna tattooing, hair braiding and a lottery for prizes.  At 8 p.m., students held a candle light vigil on the Campus Green to honor those who have lost their lives.

It was important to do, said event organizer Ayusha Shrestha, a senior international affairs major and one of seven Kennesaw State students from Nepal. “We all have family there and most of us are from the capital city of Kathmandu, which has been hardest hit. Thankfully, none of us lost anyone but we’re all affected. Many of my family lost their homes.”   

The students have established an account  at  to continue collecting funds for Nepal’s earthquake victims. 

“We didn’t do too badly for the last day of finals,” Shrestha said. “We thank everyone for their support.”

Click here to view images of the candlelight vigil, reported May 7 in the Marietta Daily Journal.

— Sabbaye McGriff

Photo by David Caselli



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