My name is Angelina Umarova and I'm a FLEX Alumni and a student of Kazan Federal University.
This year I was selected as a participant of The World Festival of Youth and Students, an international event of global youth solidarity for democracy and against war and imperialism. It is organized by the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), a United Nations-recognized international youth non-governmental organization and the International Union of Students.
This festival takes place all over the world and this year Sochi, Russia has the honor to host this wonderful event. It will take place on 14-22 October, 2017. It is a huge responsibility and a great pleasure to cooperate with young activists and enthusiasts not only from Russia, but from all over the world (>150 countries). Communication with like-minded people gives me an endless source of inspiration and energy. I believe that our goal in life is self-development and improvement of their communies. I will benefit from this experience and implement the skills I've learnt in my future beginnings and career.
Unfortunately, there are no travel grants provided and I will have to pay the expenses on my own. Kazan and Sochi are quite far away and it would take me 2 days (47 hours) if I go by train and there aren't any direct planes :( The tickets, as you can imagine, are quite expensive. That is the reason why I've started this crowdfinding.
Friends, if you have a chance, please support me on my way to this festival and I promise: I won't disappoint you!!! :)