LDi Declares Support for Chinese Relief Efforts
May 28, 2008
LDi strongly supports Chinese government earthquake relief efforts
Beijing, Peoples Republic of China (May 27, 2008) – Leadership Development International (LDi) reiterated today the organization’s deep sympathy for the families of the victims of the recent earthquake disaster. LDi is thankful to have been able to help in the short-term with relief efforts for those families suffering from the earthquake, but remains committed to the long-term rebuilding work that lies ahead.
LDi has established the China Crisis Response and Relief (CCRR) internal initiative. Project Manager John Kierspe states: “LDi is engaged in near-term disaster recovery efforts, including but not limited to, supplying daily essentials to earthquake victims, comforting the despairing, establishing relationships with local government officials to build “tent schools”, mobilizing teachers, and providing administrative and program support to help rebuild the educational infrastructure. Mid-term recovery efforts may include funding the construction of school buildings, supplying teaching staff, and training teachers.”OUR HEARTS’ COMMITMENT
We stand firmly with the Chinese people and the government of the People’s Republic of China during this critical time.
- We pledge our prayers for the many grieving families who have lost loved ones.
- We pledge our time as LDi mobilizes dozens of volunteers to aid the suffering.
- We pledge our financial and people resources to work with the relevant government agencies to provide support as appropriate.
- We pledge our long-term dedication to rebuilding families and communities across China.
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We continue to support China as they host the 2008 Summer Olympics. May the events run smoothly and safely as a display of the contribution of the Chinese people to the betterment of all society, and their resiliency in the aftermath of the tragedy in Sichuan.
Leadership Development International (LDi) is an education and training company dedicated to growing leaders in China. The company has been serving in China for over 20 years. LDi operates six international schools, two English training centers and a business consulting group across nine cities in China.
John Kierspe, JKierspe@ldi-cn.com