Students from LASALLE's Faculty of Design took part in The Kizuna Project, a youth project with Asia-Oceania and North America organised by the government of Japan. The project is part of Japan’s reconstruction plans aimed at promoting global understanding of Japan’s revival efforts in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Under this project, approximately 9,000 youths from the Asia-Oceania region had the opportunity to take part in a ten-day trip to Japan where they visited the disaster-stricken Ibaraki prefecture and learned about recovery efforts in the region.
“The visit to Japan is truly an eye-opener for our students. They gained not only a greater appreciation of Japanese culture, but also of the Japanese people’s sensitivity to their surroundings, environment and others around them – that helped them grow as artists and as individuals.” said Ginette Chittick, Programme Leader, Diploma in Fashion.