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Support for the Older Generation

Support for the older generation is currently one of the most important fields of vounteering.

Our volunteers remotely help seniors who participate in the joint project of HSE University and Moscow Longevity project, to practice foreign languages: English and French. In the new academic year, we plan to introduce new languages.

Almost 100 pensioners are now taking part in the project. Few times a week they meet online with HSE University volunteers via Skype or WhatsApp for short sessions. Of course, we understand that the level of knowledge varies among different people, so we select volunteers taking this into account. By the way, international students are also involved in the project. They teach more advanced students and even conduct improvised exams with them.

Volunteers and their students discuss culture and art, weather and traveling, develop their own training programmes and share them with other volunteer-student pairs. This way, HSE students and employees can not only help active people of retirement age during the period of continuing restrictions due to the spread of coronavirus but also practice their own language and communication skills.

You can read about how our volunteers help senior citizens in the article of HSE University Life and on social media.

Reviews about volunteers

Seniors of Small-talk project about the help of volunteers


 

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