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International students in Jaipur join fight against Covid-19

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July 26, 2021, 12:12 pm

Food Distribution by International Students

International students of Poornima University distributing food to homeless children.

Jaipur: People from all walks of life are coming forward to help the poor during the pandemic. The communities of international students studying in private and government colleges of Jaipur are also contributing in their own ways.

Some students from Ivory Coast studying at Poornima University are distributing food packets at various places in the city through an NGO – Poornima Pathshala. Marc, Djepe, Tindia and Mondesire are among those students. They distributed nearly 150 food packets to those in need throughout the city on Saturday. The university officials said that the university has a thriving community of international students. Many of them expressed their desire to help those struggling to meet ends meet during the ongoing Covid-19 situation.

The university supports the NGO, so it was decided to enlist these students as volunteers. These students not only helped distribute the packets but also prepare the food and package it.

“Needless to say, this is a very difficult time for everybody, especially for the homeless and street children. We all need to do something for people who can’t afford food. It doesn’t matter where you are from, we all are the same. With this small help, we shared some good moments with the homeless. People should come forward and support these families,” said Marc, one of the students.

Rahul Singhi, co-founder of Poornima University said the university is extending all possible help to the NGO in helping people in need.

“We have released funds to distribute food and other essentials over the next three months. The chefs and students of our Hotel Management Institute are helping them in cooking. Faculty and staff members are also financially supporting,” Singhi said.

First published: May 29, 2021