Orenburg hosts 9th Warmth of Children’s Hearts festival for children from orphanages and boarding schools
PR and Media Relations Service, Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg
The 9th international Warmth of Children’s Hearts festival took place on September 8–12 in Orenburg for children from orphanages and boarding schools. The festival is a part of the Gazprom for Children program.
The event was traditionally arranged and sponsored by the members of the Gazprom in Orenburzhye non-commercial partnership. The event budget totaled RUB 6.2 million.
The festival brought together 400 children from 19 children’s institutions of the Orenburg Region as well as the city of Uralsk (Republic of Kazakhstan).
The event was held by Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg at the Samorodovo year-round recreation camp and the Gazovik culture and sports palace. Taking part in the closing ceremony were another 150 children from 14 orphanages and boarding schools of the Orenburg Region, including the children of the Donbass refugees.
The Warmth of Children’s Hearts program consisted of a sports marathon, contests of artistic & applied arts, wall newspapers, a show of amateur art activities and also a competition in knowledge of the local history. In addition, the Rostok Nadezhdy tree planting campaign was held as part of the festival as well as the contest of chalk drawings on pavement, master-classes, discos and a bonfire. The swimming pool, all sports and creative grounds of the recreation camp were open for the children. Young correspondents were preparing reports for the festival newspaper and radio.
Each of the children’s institutions received a gift: sets of sports, computer or classroom equipment, and every little participant was given a sports suit.
Whole brothers Kolya and Sasha Yagolnikov as well as uterine sisters Nastya Pronko and Sveta Vakerova met at the festival. The children live and study in different orphanages.
3 years that uterine sisters Sveta Vakerova and Nastya Pronko don’t see one another before meeting at festival
“Taking care of the coming generation is an overriding priority of Gazprom’s social policy. The traditionally held Warmth of Children’s Hearts festival is a clear example of this extensive work. For the ninth year in a row it brings together hundreds of participants from Russia and Kazakhstan,” stressed Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee in his welcoming address to the event participants. “The Warmth of Children’s Hearts helps children to unlock their talents and make new friends. It has been long since this festival has become an awaited holiday.”
Dmitry Borodin, Director General of Gazprom Gazoraspredeleniye Orenburg awarding winners
“Our forum brings together adults and children who are committed to making the world around us better and kinder. We are proud of being successful in it,” said Sergey Ivanov, President of the Gazprom in Orenburzhye non-commercial partnership, Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg.
Materials for newspaper and radio prepared at press center of children’s forum
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The Warmth of Children’s Hearts festival for children from orphanages and boarding schools has been held since 2006. Over 9 years the number of festival participants has reached 5 thousand. Besides delegations from Orenburg, the event was attended in various years by children from orphanages of the Samara, Sverdlovsk and Ulyanovsk Regions and the Republic of Kazakhstan.