Co-founder of the Student Volunteer Army Sam Johnson is travelling to Nepal tonight to help out in the disaster relief effort following the devastating 7.8 earthquake on Saturday. The tragedy has currently claimed the lives of over 4,200 people.
Sam will use his experience in managing youth community projects to engage with local youth groups in low-risk areas. He will be leading a team of people who will work alongside these youth groups to help facilitate effective responses in the relief effort.
Sam is passionate about encouraging youth to get involved in community projects, particularly disaster relief efforts. He believes young people such as students have valuable skills that are often overlooked but can be applied to achieve incredible things.
To hear more about his planned involvement in the Nepalese relief effort, click the image above to see the interview filmed with Sam today.
Sam also attended a meeting with the Christchurch Nepalese community on Sunday, where he helped launch the fundraising campaign #NZ4Nepal https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/nz4nepal# which the Student Volunteer Army is working hard to promote.
To read more, see this media release.