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KES Old Boy Connor Hartnady honoured by Japanese Government.

A lecturer in Emergency Medical Care at the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Faculty of Health Sciences, Mr Connor Hartnady and King Edward VII School Old Boy, Class of 1998, was awarded an accolade by the government of Japan, as a token of commendation and appreciation for the operations conducted by Rescue South African following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 11th March 2011.

The ceremony took place in April at the Japanese Embassy in Pretoria and was in commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the disaster.

“I have been following the reconstruction of the areas that we assisted in Japan. It has been amazing to see the resilience of the Japanese people over the past five years as they continue to rebuild the affected areas,” says Hartnady.

“The Japanese government requested assistance from Rescue South Africa to search for victims that had been buried amongst the rubble in Sendai and Natori City within the Miyagi Prefecture.”

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Congratulations Connor! Your School applauds your efforts and hard work done for a community in need.

We are very proud of you.

Go School.