Tatenda Mudara is a fourth year BA student, majoring in International Relations at Khazar University. She participated in Global Volunteer project of AIESEC (Non-governmental Youth Organization) in Russia during her winter break. Below she shares her experience with us:
I would like to thank my University with great pleasure for the two projects that I participated during my winter vacation (January - February, 2020). I was accepted to be part of the AIESEC Global Volunteer project in Perm (Russia) which was about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the process I also talked about my country Zimbabwe, Africa as a continent and my culture which amazed many listeners. Together with other participants we managed to break some stereotypes about Africa and to raise awareness on SDGs. The AIESEC Project was a huge success and from the core of my heart I would like to thank my Dean and the Rector of Khazar University who made this mission possible. Whilst taking part in the AIESEC Project, I heard about the International Congress of Rural Youth which was held in Kazan city (Russia). I learnt a lot from the Congress, things concerning farming, Sustainable Development in Rural Areas and the value of taking part in different projects. Fortunately, I got the opportunity to explore three different Russian Cities namely Perm, Kazan and Moscow within a short period of time. I encourage people to get involved in different global projects as it enlightens, enhances knowledge and broadens circle of friends. I learned about Russian traditions, holidays, values, cuisine and I improved my Russian language skills.
I want to express my gratitude to Khazar University once more for giving me this great opportunity to learn more.