Last month, the Consul General of Japan visited the RAK Colleges to thank students and staff for their fundraising efforts for the Japanese Earthquake relief.
His Excellency, Mr. Takeshi Ashiki was presented with a cheque for 12,500 Dirhams by Director Robert Moulton and the students behind the fundraising initiative.
The money was raised through a series of events including a Red and White Ribbon campaign and the sale of personalized bookmarks created by members of the RAK Japanese expat community as part of RAK Women’s College annual Arts and Heritage Day.
Foundations English Teacher Natalie Konzen mentored a class who had initially chosen to do a display booth on Japan, but after the tsunami and earthquake they decided to mobilize into a fundraiser.
“The motivation of the students and the response by both colleges, plus the support of the community was overwhelming and moving” said Natalie Konzen.
The Consul General not only thanked the college for their efforts, but made a big impression by speaking to them in fluent Arabic. It was a memorable day for a good cause that will not be soon forgotten.