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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 10, No. 12. August 20, 1947


During the past week many students have made contributions to ISS. Earlier in the year, many helped to raise funds by offering their services for the ISS work-day. The money raised will contribute to the extensive programme of World Student Relief.

World Student Relief, the co-ordinating body formed in 1943, was made up of three major international student bodies who had already been co-operating since 1940 in the European Student Relief Fund—ISS, Pax Romana, and World Student Christian Federation. This year the newly-formed International Union of Students became a fourth-affiliated organisation of WSR.

Throughout the war WSR provided material help for students and professors in the devastated parts of Europe and China without discrimination as to race, religion or political creed. Now, in the period of reconstruction, the role of WSR has been twofold.

On the one hand it has endeavoured to respond to the eagerness of students who are emerging from the ruins and finding their places in the university again, and who are reaching out to discover what has happened in other countries, and to learn of cultural and scientific progress from which they have been cut off. WSR has sent books and periodicals to student centres and has promoted international contacts.

On the other hand WSR has given material relief, and recent circumstances have forced it to place an increasing emphasis on this part of its programme. It cannot neglect food, clothing, or medical needs in situations where students lack the bare, necessities.