Earlier this month Newman students Suwash Gautam along with his wife Pamela had the idea to create and sell handcrafted bracelets representing the distinct cultures of Nepal and Newman University. The bracelets, which feature elephants, crosses, hearts, and flowers, represent the culture of Nepal while showing the passion the Newman community has for service. By gathering donations for the bracelets, they have been raising money to help of Nepal earthquake victims.
“We have raised over $1,000 so far and they are planning to join with the Wichita Nepalese Community in hosting a booth during the River Festival on May 31.” explained Ami Larrea, academic and international advisor at Newman University. “In addition to the events on campus at Newman, they sold bracelets at the benefit concert on Saturday, May 16. The concert was organized by the Wichita Nepalese Community, Wichita Asian Association and the Rotaract Club of Wichita.” See photos from the event.