Russian President Vladimir Putin meets RUDN volunteers
Russian President Vladimir Putin had a televised live meeting with the participants of the campaign #МыВместе (We are together). One of the sites was RUDN coworking zone. The organizers of the campaign and our volunteers from Albania, Bangladesh, Guinea, Nigeria, China, Colombia and Russia went live on the Russia 24 television channel.
“It is no accident that we are at RUDN University today — a university that unites people from all over the world. International students studying in the Russian Federation have also become active participants in the ‘We are Together’ campaign. The guys worked in dormitories and observation zones, and of course, joined the activity in the regional headquarters of the campaign. It doesn’t matter where you help, whether you are a volunteer medical doctor from Italy, or you make food boxes in China, or maybe you are the head of the headquarters of auto-volunteers in Kazakhstan. The main thing is that we act unanimously and help those who need it,” says Diana Dzhalalova, deputy chairman of the Association of Volunteer Centers Council.
From April to May 2020, 70 RUDN volunteers completed 689 orders. Thanks to their help, 367 students received medicine, and 8 veterans and employees received necessary assistance. Volunteers answered calls of the hotline, medical residents provided online consultations. On peak days, the load was up to 50 orders per day with 6-8 volunteers on duty daily.
During the live broadcast with the RF President, volunteers brought forward the initiative to establish an international award “We Are Together” and give it for contribution to solving global problems. Vladimir Putin supported the idea.