• Engineering and Technology Academy of Southern Federal University

    Russia | In action since 2013

  • 20Students involved

  • 0Past WC appearances

Project Highlight:

Touch Museum

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.

Team Profile:

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Volunteer hours invested in project:

Our proudest moment of the past year:

Biggest challenge from the past year:
When our team leader had to leave campus for part of the year

Team described in one word:
Forward

Get to Know Us:

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.

More about Olga:

  • Book she’s currently reading: Razor Blade by Ivan Efremov
  • Her personal theme song: Light Warriors by Lyapis Trubetskoy
  • One person who inspires her: Mahatma Gandhi
  • Enactus in one word: Organization
  • Single best Enactus moment: Winning the National Cup
  • In five years, she will be…a successful person realizing my goals

Connect with Olga:

VK: www.new.vk.com/olgalozina
Instagram: www.instagram.com/olozina/

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.

More about Artem:

  • Book he’s currently reading: Enactus Team Handbook
  • His personal theme song: Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right by Bob Dylan
  • One person who inspires him: My father
  • Enactus in one word: Opportunity
  • Single best Enactus moment: Attending the 2013 Enactus World Cup in Mexico
  • In five years, he will be…: Finished my PhD and teaching

Connect with Artem:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/artem.sergeevich.popov
Instagram: www.instagram.com/a.s.popov/

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