The fund for Nepal was given to Galaxy Public School by Japanese fund group named "A Light of Hope". This fund was set up in Okinawa prefecture which is located in south of Japan on 11 May after the 25 April 2015 earthquake in Nepal. The representative of "A Light of Hope", Miwako Kawabata came to Nepal on 7th of July and granted sponsor equivalent to 10, 00,000 Japanese yen to Geeta Chhetri Rana, Founder Principal, Galaxy Public School.
The grant will be used for 12 students of Galaxy Public School to go to Japan and take part in Niigata International Art Festival 2015, "Daichi no Geijutsusai". They will perform various cultural dance and songs and will also be singing beautiful Japanese song "Sora takaku" by George Hayata, dedicated to all the people who lost their lives in the earthquake.
It was decided last year for students to take part in it. But due to the earthquake, we were uncertain about our participation. So, people of Okinawa jointly with Miwako Kawabata, Director of International Youth Exchange in Daichi no Geijutsusai set up this fund to make an invitation for Galaxy Public School students to Japan.
The chairperson of "A Light of Hope", Takako Yamauchi said, "Our fund is small, but we pray for Nepal that it will bring light of hope for the people. Students will come to Japan and learn a lot of things; we think that their learning will help to recover Nepal in the future. "
Mahesh Manandhar, owner of Hotel Red Planet in Thamel has supported Miwako Kawabata activity. He said, "We experienced the earthquake. We had a lot of damage. But the earthquake taught us many things like fixing of building, types of building materials, architecture rule and so on.”
Galaxy students going to Japan will see many high raised buildings in Tokyo. Those high raised buildings are not affected by frequent earthquakes in Japan.