On September 6, the 14th Warmth of Children's Hearts Festival concluded in the Samorodovo camp in Orenburg. As usual, the event was organized by the non-profit partnership Gazprom in Orenburg.
This year, the festival brought together 249 children from 15 orphanages and boarding schools across the Orenburg Region.
At the beginning of the new school year, a climbing wall was opened at the Seyakhinskaya Boarding School, the northernmost school in the Yamal Peninsula. The training module named Skalodrom was acquired through the grant funding of Gazprom Dobycha Nadym.
The rock-climbing structure will allow the students of the boarding school to improve their health, coordination, and resilience. The gift from Nadym gas workers will not only enrich the lives of northern indigenous children, but also help schoolchildren with vestibular disorders. About 70 persons have already signed up for the rock-climbing club.
In early August, a renovated children's playground opened in the Morki settlement, Republic of Mari El, with the support of Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod.
The company provides charitable assistance to social projects every year.
Young employees of Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg have for the fourth time held a charity event to support the patients of the Children's Oncology and Hematology Center of Regional Children's Hospital No. 1 in Yekaterinburg.
The volunteers raised RUB 101,000 and purchased various hygiene products – disposable changing mats, soap, diapers, and napkins – for the children undergoing treatment at the center.
On July 12–14, a tourist convention for the youth organized by the employees of Gazprom Transgaz Saratov on the occasion of the company's 55th anniversary took place at the children's summer camp named after Yuri Gagarin in the Engels District of the Saratov Region.
The event brought together over 200 participants, including the company's employees, as well as the children spending their vacation in the OPLOT 2019 outdoor summer camp of the Saratov Regional Organization for Sobriety & Health Society. For several consecutive years, this non-governmental organization has been arranging summer recreation for disadvantaged teenagers, and its outdoor summer camp is set up with charity support from Gazprom Transgaz Saratov.
Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod presented 50 vouchers for the company's health resorts to orphans, children without parental care, and disadvantaged children. Thirty children from three areas of the Nizhny Novgorod Region – the Korablik orphanage (Libezhevo, Chkalovsky District), the Welfare Directorate of the Sokolsky District, and the orphanage in the town of Gorodets – will enjoy recreation at the Kavkaz resort (Gelendzhik, Krasnodar Territory) on the Black Sea coast.
Another 20 vouchers for the Lastochka recreation center (Vadsky District, Nizhny Novgorod Region) went to children from low-income families.
On May 26, a charity bike ride took place at the Spartak stadium in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk as part of the Children's Hearts social project implemented by Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Over 30 employees of the company participated in the event with their family members. Donations were collected during the registration for the ride.
The bike ride was organized for three age categories: children up to 10 years old, children up to 16 years old, and adults. The participants were to cover distances of 500 to 1,500 meters.
On April 5, a charity fundraising marathon named Summer 2019 concluded in Nadym. The event was meant to help organize summer holidays for disadvantaged children. Supported by Gazprom Dobycha Nadym, the marathon brought together the enterprises, organizations and residents of the Nadymsky District.
The fundraising campaign began in March. Those who wished to take part in the campaign could leave money in special deposit boxes ahead of time, make a cash transfer to the settlement account of the Social Program Directorate, or put a donation in the Bowl of Kindness at the charity concert. The marathon kicked off in the settlements of the Nadymsky District and concluded with a concert at the Prometheus community center in Nadym.
Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod has acquired and installed special sensory and motor tools in a classroom for children on the autistic spectrum at School No. 134 in Nizhny Novgorod. On March 21, the company's employees together with the school's pupils completed the assembly of the classroom tools.
The project carried out at the secondary school is designed to improve the social skills of children with disabilities and to enable their further integration into society. Their education is based on inclusion, a method that makes education accessible to all, including children with special needs. A teaching space like the new sensory and motor room is a place where a child guided by a tutor or an educational psychologist can get new knowledge more easily, as well as recharge emotionally between classes.
On March 21, the Special Remedial Comprehensive School for children with special needs in Noyabrsk held an open lesson, presenting a new project funded by a grant from Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk. The gas company helped the School acquire a set of interactive tools for teaching children on the autistic spectrum.
The grant was used to buy a touchscreen panel, a set of tools for physical games and activities, and tablet computers.
From February 27 to March 1, Pushkin Children’s Health Center in Astrakhan hosted the inclusive charity festival I’m Just Like You. The festival was organized by Gazprom, Gazprom Energo and Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan, with the assistance of OGK-2. The project brought together over 100 children from 15 different institutions, including schools, a cadet school, and boarding schools for children with special learning needs.
“We are doing important work together, and it resonates with many people who are involved in the project, which stimulates you to support and carry out such inclusive events,” said Roman Dyatlov, Director General of Gazprom Energo.
An opening ceremony for Gazovichok, a new kindergarten in Nadym, took place on March 3. Taking part in the ceremony were Dmitry Artyukhov, Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, Leonid Dyachenko, Head of the Nadymsky District, Dmitry Ponomarenko, Deputy Head of Department at Gazprom, and Sergey Menshikov, Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Nadym.
Kindergarten Gazovichok, whose construction was funded by Gazprom Dobycha Nadym, is designed to accept 18 groups of 330 children in total. It is a three-floor building with adjacent sports grounds and playgrounds equipped with sun shades for every group. Participants in the opening ceremony were taken on a guided tour around the kindergarten. They were shown a swimming pool, a classroom for younger children, the climbing wall, the carpentry shop, the gym, the Megapolis early career center, the winter garden, and a terrace for walking in cold weather.
Gazprom Transgaz Ufa, the Ministry of Family Affairs, Labor and Social Welfare of the Republic of Bashkortostan, and the Breaking Barriers Social Technologies Center looked back at the results of the eponymous inter-regional social project in 2018.
It was the sixth consecutive year that this noble endeavor gathered together thousands of children with disabilities, their parents, workers of rehabilitation centers, and everyone who feels passionate about the cause.
From December 31 to January 8, Irkutsk once again hosted concerts entitled Christmas Evenings with Denis Matsuev and Friends, with Gazprom Dobycha Irkutsk as a long-standing partner.