Fri 29 Mar 2019

WITT's tribute

WITT students have written messages of support for the Muslim community.

They were invited to Te Piere, on WITT’s New Plymouth campus, a day ahead of today’s remembrance service in Christchurch for the 50 who were lost as a result of the March 15 attack on two mosques in the city.

“The message of hope came from some students who felt the WITT community needed to do something to provide support following the events that took place in Christchurch,” Chaplain Tuari Reweti, of the Taranaki Tertiary Chaplaincy Trust Board, explained.

“As we had little time to do a memorial service of some sort I talked with a number of students and the response was to have a banner where students and staff could write messages of hope and support to the Muslim community affected.

“We had a good number of students and staff come into Te Piere to write on the banners.

The banners will be left at Te Piere for students and staff who want to add their messages.”

Tuari will then present the banners to WITT tutor Yusuf Khan, to be presented to the Muslim community in Taranaki.