11 December 2020
SameSport has successfully completed the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) year-long program and received The CGI U 2020 Certificate of Completion. The founder of SameSport and University of Arkansas graduate student Olga Khokhryakova has been recognized as a CGI U commitment-maker and has become a member of the alumni community.
"A CGI U Commitment-Maker is a student who has demonstrated a clear passion for change and has developed a Commitment to Action that is new, specific, and measurable in one of CGI U's five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, or Public Health. Commitment-Makers are part of a growing community of leaders on college campuses around the world who are turning their ideas into action," - said in the Certificate.
Olga was accepted to the CGI U program in 2019 as a commitment-maker in the field of Public Health with a focus on disabilities, technology, and health education. She applied with an idea to launch a chapter of her SameSport start-up in Arkansas, an online platform where everyone with and without disabilities can find sports and activities in the area. The pilot project SameSport.Ru has been working in Moscow, Russia, since 2017, and today has 100 locations.
Thanks to participation in the CGI U program and the support of the University of Arkansas the website SameSport.org has been officially launched at the beginning of 2021.
The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) is the higher education program of the Clinton Foundation that provides year-round programming with access to topic experts and change agents, mentorship networks, financial resources, and community events including the annual CGI U meeting.