New Japanese scholarship in memory of quake victim

New Japanese scholarship in memory of quake

A new scholarship to study in Japan has
been established by the parents of a student who lost her
life in the February 22 earthquake.

Rika Hyuga was a
Japanese student studying English, so that she could
practise nursing in New Zealand. Tragically, Rika died in
the collapse of the CTV building in the February 22 2011

The new Kanto Gakuin High School Scholarship
gives a secondary school student the chance to spend three
months in Japan and attend Rika’s High School.

Rika’s death her parents, Mr and Mrs Hyuga, have
established a trust to continue Rika’s dreams of being a
nurse. They set up the ‘Rika Fund’ which benefits New
Zealand and Japanese students through scholarships. The Rika
scholarships are awarded twice a year to students enrolled
in CPIT nursing or Bachelor of Language in Japanese

Now, the Hyugas have established a new
scholarship to help Christchurch secondary school students
visit Japan.

Joni Palmer, an Aranui High School student
who has learnt Japanese, has won the first ever of these
scholarships. Joni will be travelling to Japan in March
where she will attend Kanto Gakuin High School and stay with
the Hyugas.

Mr Hyuga will be awarding the scholarship in
person as he has been visiting Christchurch to commemorate
the third anniversary of the February 22 earthquake.

International director Beth Knowles says she was deeply
humbled by such generosity from the Hyuga family to
Christchurch students.

“This first scholarship for
secondary school students studying Japanese is a great way
to promote learning Japanese at secondary level and we hope
this will motivate more students to learn about Japanese
language and culture,” she says. 

The Rika Fund
accepts donations from anyone wishing to

The Kanto Gakuin High School
Scholarship will be awarded on February 28th at 9.30am
Aranui High


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