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Students of Faculty of Foreign Philology and Social Communications have joined the Discussion of a Social Project for IDPs

Students of Faculty of Foreign Philology and Social Communications, future journalists and psychologists, took part in the round table, during which the results of the project “Mentoring Innovation Programme for Leaders of the “Е-Solutions” in Sumy Region” were summed up.

The project is focused on creating a partnership of leaders of NGOs with internally displaced persons through the creation of an online programme on business development. It is implemented by the public organization “Intelligence of Sumy Region” in association with the Public Organization “Human Rights Foundation” with the financial support of the Swiss Cooperation Office. Under the scope of the project, the participants have attended three training schools: “Local Business Development Techniques Community for NGO Leaders”, “How to become a Blogger” and “How to open an Online Business: eBay, Etsy, Amazon”. During the trainings, they covered the topics of modern trends of online business, the basics of Internet marketing, learned the nuances of sales techniques and communication with customers.

On the roundtable discussion the following the assistant director of the Regional Center of the assignment of free secondary legal aid in the Sumy region Valentina Volobueva, the representative of the public organization “Kalynove grono” Nina Cherniavska, the head of the SSU Researches Center for Regional Security Mykola Nazarov and others, shared their experience of providing assistance to internally displaced people. The student of the second year of the specialty “Psychology” Daria Danilova told about his practice of assistance as a blogger.

At the end of the discussion, the Public radio news presenter and coach of the second summer school Natalia Sokolenko noted that this project is mutually beneficial for both parties: each NGO-participant can find its target audience, whereas internally displaced people, thanks to such a partnership, feel psychologically and socially protected.

Daria Kyrychenko, ZhTm-71