FUKUOKA (Kyodo) The parents of an aid worker kidnapped and murdered in Afghanistan last August donated about ¥2 million Tuesday for an Islamic religious school being built in the war-ravaged country.
Deceased aid worker Kazuya Ito’s father, Masayuki, and mother, Junko, unveiled the donation at a ceremony in the city of Fukuoka marking the opening of a photo exhibition on their late son’s aid activities in Afghanistan.
Kazuya Ito, an agricultural specialist and member of Japanese nongovernmental organization Peshawar-kai, was abducted and fatally shot in August. He was 31.
The donation will tap into a fund his parents set up last autumn to bring peace and reconstruction to Afghanistan. The money will help the school purchase educational equipment.
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