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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 10, No. 6. May 28, 1947

Helping Themselves

Helping Themselves

The outstanding characteristic of WSR is that it is based on student, enterprise. A large share of its funds comes from students and professors in those countries which have suffered less than others from the war. But some national committees which were receiving help last year have announced their intention to become self-supporting, e.g. Norway, Holland, Belgium and Czechoslovakia.

Bengal students are fighting the famine in their own locality, and in China eight years of war have been a hard teacher. The three-thousand-year-old tradition that a scholar should not engage in manual labour has gradually been undermined. Students in famine-stricken Honan, have built roads and fought locusts; in Changtu, Kunming and Fukien they have gardened, dug wells, made roads and so on.