"We snuck into Beichuan very early one morning. After having been denied entrance through the gate, we decided to climb over the surrounding slopes to penetrate the guarded city.… We arrived at the outskirts only to be spotted and apprehended by the military. Through the stress of it all, when we walked through the abandoned streets of the city that is no more, we fell silent.…" NYU's Lucy Qian visits Sichaun with the Sichuan Relief Mission one year after the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake devastated the region.
With the NYU Sichuan Relief Mission Team hitting the road in approximately two weeks, Brian Kang reflects on the first fundraiser, the Ping Pong tournament that was held in March.
NYU Sichuan Relief Mission student volunteers are raising money to build a new school in earthquake-stricken Beichuan, a Sichuan county that has been largely evacuated because of safety concerns since the disastrous 2008 earthquake.