Mar. 1, 2012 is not an ordinary Thursday in HKU.
Three volunteer students from the university’s Connecting Burma group, Lucie, Patricia and Neha, organized a fund raising concert for the Burmese refugee camp located around the Thai-Burma border, which suffered from a major fire disaster on Feb.23.
The fire broke out at about midday and quickly spread throughout the refugee camp, in which resided thousands of refugees. The three students were once volunteer teachers in the refugee camp during last summer.
They established a very close relationship with those people and were extremely anxious when they heard about the disaster.
They organized the concert not only in the hope of raising money for the relief force inside the camp in a timely manner, but also raise the awareness of their peer students of this group of people in need of help.
The fund raising was a big success and managed to raise over 8000 Hong Kong dollars in a short time.
However, for the girls, what’s more important than the money they raised, is the awareness about such a group of people who needed the attention of the world.
They feel really good about this activity because they think besides the monetary help, they draw attention from the university students to be more caring and more concern about those poor people, although very far away from them.
Yet it is still only a small step to start according to Lucie, one of the organizers, they have more plans of this kind, to reach out their hands and filled the world with love.