The most awaited quadrennial international football event – 2018 FIFA World Cup – will start on June 14 in Russia. It is a dream of every football fan to visit and see the legends of the game of a million peoples.
The happiness of being in the thick of the events of the mundial and being its part comes to a few ones. The students from Turkmenistan are among such lucky persons. Many of them, having a large volunteer experience, have become a part of this world football holiday. One of such lucky students is Ziyadulla Joraev, who will work as a volunteer during the championship, namely, to provide service for the spectators inside the stadiums where the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches will take place.
“It is impossible to find words to express what I feel now. After all, there is nothing better than being part of a global event. In 2016, I decided that I would be a volunteer at this championship. At that time, the various commercials about volunteers, in which foreign students were involved, were broadcasted” Ziyadulla says.
“My first volunteer experience was in Turkmenistan as a volunteer for the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent when I was still in school,” he continues.
Ziyadulla studies at the National Research Mordovian State University named after N.P. Ogaryov in the city of Saransk, specializing in “Construction of unique buildings and structures.” Last year he graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages for specialization of “translator in the sphere of communication”. After all, knowledge of foreign languages is one of the basic skills necessary for volunteers. Our compatriot also passed a one-year Chinese language course.
Since 2016, Ziyadulla is the chairman of the regional branch of the All-Russian Interethnic Youth Union, and the head of the sector for work with foreign students of the faculty of the university.
In this October, he participated in the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students in the city of Sochi.
Speaking about the main qualities of the volunteer, Ziyadulla noted that a volunteer should feel that he is involved in a something common and important, sharing his own warmth and interests with others.