Media Advisory: Wake Forest students support Nepal

Despite finals looming, Wake Forest students have banned together to raise awareness and funds for the earthquake that devastated Nepal on April 25.

For more than 10 years, Wake Forest students have studied in Nepal with Associate Professor of Anthropology Steve Folmar through the five-week Summer Program in Nepal (SPIN). Most recently, student groups have conducted research in Besisahar, Nepal, located only a couple of miles from the epicenter of the earthquake.

Throughout exam week, students will set up tables around campus to sell prints of photos they took while in Nepal. Funds raised will go toward the International Commission for Dalit Rights and the Nepali Save the Children Fund.

Senior art major Kristi Chan has compiled photos from her independent study in Nepal. Her photos are available for purchase through her online portfolio. The money raised will go directly to relief efforts for the Nepali Dalit community. A donation of $1 can provide $10 worth of relief in Nepali currency.

“On our trip this past summer, we discussed our school motto, Pro Humanitate, often,” said Sarah Millsaps, a junior anthropology major from Raleigh, N.C. “We are still grappling with the devastation and rising death toll, but agree that unless we devise a way to help, we will prove our motto to be empty words. Nepal is a place we visited and grew to call home.”


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