New charity project by Gazprom Transgaz Samara
PR and Media Relations Service Gazprom Transgaz Samara
On September 4–7, six district children’s hospitals across the Samara Region opened “islets of joy” for their young patients. A social project named Vitaminki (Little Vitamins), which aims to make children’s visits to the doctor more fun, was launched on the initiative of Vladimir Subbotin, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Samara. The hospitals’ outpatient departments were provided with educational toys and furniture, allowing children to spend some quality time while waiting for the doctor. The “islets of joy” are available at several hospitals located in Syzran, Pokhvistnevo and Chelno-Vershiny, Samara Region.
Launched back in the spring, the project started to attract volunteers who came up with design ideas, helped with repairs, and painted the walls.
“Gazprom Transgaz Samara and the Gazprom Group in general pay great attention to charity and social projects,” Vladimir Subbotin explains. “Every year, we help schools, kindergartens and social services, we build children’s and sports grounds, we buy training equipment and help sports teams. But a greater effect, in my opinion, is achieved by joint projects like Vitaminki that was carried out together with district administrations and active citizens.”
Vladimir Subbotin, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Samara, at opening ceremony of children’s corner
In the run-up to the project, a drawing competition was held in each district, and the best pictures were reproduced on hospital walls by artists. The outpatient clinics of Pokhvistnevo were decorated with heroes from children’s favorite animated films. In Syzran, volunteering artists took their inspiration from the amazing world of African wildlife. In the Chelno-Vershinsky District, the children’s outpatient department has characters from Russian folklore on its walls.
Gazprom Transgaz Samara is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom focused on natural gas transmission in seven Russian constituent entities, namely the Samara, Ulyanovsk, Orenburg (in some areas), Penza and Saratov Regions and the Republics of Mordovia and Tatarstan.
The company operates some 4,500 kilometers of gas trunklines and gas branches, conveying about 80 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.
Gazprom Transgaz Samara comprises 18 branches, 17 compressor workshops, 145 gas distribution units, and 10 CNG filling stations.
The company’s environmental management system was certified for compliance with the ISO 14001:2004 standard. Gazprom Transgaz Samara employs around 5,000 people. It is headquartered in Samara.