- Members of DGIST Raise Funds through Voluntary Donation... Raises KRW 39.68 M
- Fully Participating in ‘Social Distancing’ to Contain the Spread of COVID-19
DGIST delivered funds raised through the voluntary donation of its members including the president Kuk Yang and the Student Council to the Daegu Branch and Central Office of the Community Chest of Korea. ⓒDGIST
DGIST delivered the funds to support medical staff and volunteers, as well as social groups in the most need concerning the spread of the coronavirus infection disease-19 (COVID-19).
All members of DGIST, including professors, researchers, staff, and students, voluntarily participated in the fundraising efforts, raising a grand total of 39.68 million KRW. The funds will be sent to the Daegu Branch and Central Office of the Community Chest of Korea to purchase medical supplies for the medical staff and volunteers who are desperately fighting on the front lines to overcome COVID-19, while providing vulnerable social groups with everyday necessities.
Students of DGIST joined the voluntary fundraising event despite not being able to attend school as classes were held online. The student council appealed to students via e-mail to join the charity drive and donated a total of over 2million KRW. In particular, DGIST Chairman Woo Jong-su made a generous contribution of 20million KRW.
“I hope this can help the medical staff who are devoting their hearts and souls to the Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do regions which are now facing with the greatest difficulty due to the current crisis,” said DGIST President Kuk Yang. He added “DGIST will fully participate if its expertise in the field of biotechnology can be put to good use to overcome the epidemic, such as virus testing and its treatment.”
Meanwhile, DGIST has been operating online classes for undergraduate and postgraduate students since Monday, March 9 to prevent possible infection of COVID-19 on campus. Also, DGIST has been flexibly managing work hours by adjusting punch in/out times to participate in the “social distancing” campaign to contain the spread of COVID-19.