Russia | In action since 2013
After learning about one mother’s successes teaching her visually impaired daughter how to use information technology, students at Engineering and Technology Academy of Southern Federal University decided to put their education to work and created an art exhibit for the visually impaired to experience through touch. After interviewing members of their target audience, they spent time at libraries designed for the visually impaired then got to work creating models of famous buildings, monuments and other exhibits. They set up their tactile exhibits at libraries in three regions of Russia, giving more than 100 visually impaired individuals the chance to experience art and history in a new and personal way. They plan to expand the project nationally with the ultimate goal of translating the materials and offering it in other countries.
Proudest moment of the past year:
When we installed the first plastic recycling container in one of our city’s parks
Biggest challenge from the past year:
When our team leader had to leave campus for part of the year
How they're preparing for the WC:
Executing on our plan of action to have the best presentation possible
They're most excited about:
Learning about programs in other countries and what other students have accomplished
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As manager of one of the team’s main projects and second in command overall, Olga plays an important role on the team after only two years of involvement. She originally got involved after the team’s leader asked her to experience a competition, and she saw a great fit between the organization’s mission and her passions. One of those passions is the environment and she has spent a lot of time in this area with her work on the team’s Eco Future project, specifically around recycling. As she and her team get ready for Enactus World Cup in Toronto, she is looking forward to making new connections and sharing new ideas.
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Although he’s already been to an Enactus World Cup, the 2013 event in Mexico, he isn’t any less excited to go to Toronto in September. In fact, he’s even more excited this time around since he knows what an incredible experience it will be. Plus, this time, his team will be representing Russia in the global competition. One of his reasons for being involved with Enactus is the chance to see his team’s actions positively influence the world around him, and seeing this magnified by teams around the world is a very powerful experience. This year, he will use his four years of experience to lead his team as their captain.
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