Helping Vulnerable Children in Moscow and St. Petersburg


I recently had the opportunity to travel to Moscow and St. Petersburg with Professor Karl Moore and 42 other McGill students as part of the Hot Cities of the World Tour. Each year, the tour aims to bring McGill students to various cities which will likely rise to prominence and become global centers of economic activity in the coming years. While representing McGill University, students travelling with the Hot Cities tour have visited Tel Aviv, Dubai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Johannesburg and many other cities. The tour has two primary purposes. Firstly, to allow students to meet with political leaders, entrepreneurs and C-Level executives in order to bolster cooperation, communication and awareness as the global economy becomes increasingly interconnected. Secondly, the Hot Cities Tour has a social component as well. Last year, after visiting South Africa, students raised over $18,000 for the Ubuntu Education Fund; a community institution which provides support for the most vulnerable children while providing them with a pathway out of poverty. Aside from providing children with educational services, the Ubuntu Education Fund provides children with nutritional counseling, professional development, heath exams and related health services.

-Article by BCom student Alexander Szikla

Read full article: The Huffington Post, April 2, 2013