The Roscongress Foundation and the St. Petersburg State
University of Industrial Technologies and Design (SPbSUITD) have officially
agreed to cooperate on implementing the national 24-hour In This Together
helpline. The agreement was signed by Roscongress Foundation Chairman of the
Board and CEO Alexander Stuglev and SPbSUITDs Vice-Rector for Information
Policy and Admission Anna Korobovtseva.
In accordance with the document, on-campus
students from SPbSUITD and other state universities in St. Petersburg that are part of
the student employment programme developed by the Ministry of Science and
Higher Education will serve as hotline operators. They will be tasked with consulting
elderly and limited mobility individuals on the acquisition and delivery of
groceries and medications.
«Students are people on the verge of becoming the
foundation of Russias social and economic development. They have a lot of
responsibilities and this is a difficult time. By working for the hotline and
thereby helping older generations, they will not only gain invaluable
experience, but will also demonstrate their business and human skills. I am certain
that this will come in handy in their future endeavors and in their life in
general,» said Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Roscongress Foundation
«The current crisis has affected practically every
social group. Our fellow elderly citizens are having a particularly difficult
time, but students are facing a large number of obstacles as well. The fact
that, through the In This Together project, people in difficult straits are
helping each other is rather symbolic and representative of our city. This is
not the first time that the students of Russia and St. Petersburg have lent a
helping hand to their homeland. We are certain that our young people will shine
again,» said SPbSUITDs Vice-Rector for Information Policy and Admission Anna
St. Petersburgs student volunteers underwent
online training using a special methodology developed by Roscongress Foundation
specialists. Planned cooperation between the Foundation and SPbSUITD also
includes information work. Accordingly, the website СТУДРАБОТА.РФ will be regularly updated with information about Roscongress Foundation
#InThisTogether is a nationwide initiative. Among
those involved in the project are the Roscongress Foundation, the All-Russia
Peoples Front, the Association of Volunteer Centres, the nationwide Medical
Volunteers movement, Volunteers for the Constitution, Rostelecom, MTS, various
entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, and members of the public.
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