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‘Heroes among Us’ Collects Money for Graduation Party for Children in Care, and a Sportsground

On June 4, 2015, the ‘Heroes among Us’ charity fair took place in the ZIL Cultural Center, involving students involved in charitable initiatives at HSE, MGIMO, MGU, and MIFI. The idea of creating a forum for the exchange of experience in this area was developed by two of HSE’s student projects – Open Your Eyes, and ICEF Outreach.

The roundtable ‘Barriers that don’t exist: how to drop prejudice and start helping’ was a highlight of the day. It involved representatives of major charitable organizations – Give Life (Valery Panyushkin), Liza Alert (Irina Vorobeva), Age and Joy (Ksenia Chudinova), Help Needed (Mitya Aleshkovsky), Galchonok Charity Fund (Yana Yurkevich), Hospital Clowns (Konstantin Sedov), Volunteers to help child orphans (Elena Alshanskaya).

Training seminars also took place, led by representatives of charitable organizations and public projects ‘Great Changes’, ‘Renova’, ‘Young Capitals’, AIESEC Russia, Street Temple.

HSE students organized the handmade jewelry fair and bake sale. The programme also included a considerable entertainment programme including masterclasses in felt-toy making, mehndi, poetry, short film marathon, photo exhibition.

The day closed with a grand concert and charity auction involving Petr Nalich, the Russian Academy of Music graduate choir  and the Caramba Cover group.

In total they raised 88,500. This money will go toward helping state care facilities for children that are affiliated with HSE. ICEF Outreach will organize a graduation party for a children’s home in Elatme, and Open Your Eyes will build a sportsground at Kolchuginsky Care Home.

 

 

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