Concern of a harmonious personality formation and one’s capabilities actualization is of critical importance since one’s youngest age. We gladly support pre-school education projects. At the Salym village the Company constructed a new kindergarten with all the facilities required for music, sport and games, has created conditions for young actors’ and artists’ talents development, has organized a special training ground for instruction in traffic safety rules.
Within the framework of educational projects we pay most serious attention to support of school education. We have equipped the village schools with interactive boards enabling application of cutting-edge computer technologies. Additionally, we contributed to arrangement of school language and computer laboratories, provision of office and multimedia equipment for the Salym library and procurement of audio books and electronic multimedia publications. Annually we present over 100 first-form students residing in settlements Salym, Sivys-Yakh and Samsonovka with bags containing a compete set of school supplies.
We do not remain indifferent to children’s own initiatives, either. Miloserdiye (Charity) school society established by senior form girls has operated in Salym for a few years already. Its members help elderly and handicapped people. The Company has allocated funds to support the Miloserdiye philanthropic activities.
Annually, the Company arranges a competition for higher and vocational high education grants among school leavers of settlements Salym and Sentyabrsky. Grants are awarded following the results of an open competition with the applicants’ leadership qualities, social activity and academic record taken into consideration. The winners are entitled to enter a higher education institution within the Ural Federal Region. Additionally, one provides for Salym young people taking training to qualify as oil-and-gas industry workers and take internship at the Company’s deposits.
We attach great value to students’ research activities. In order to ensure enhanced quality of experiments performed the Company provided the Yugra State University laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment. Within the framework of cooperation with academic institutions of KhMAO we are involved in students’ competitions organization and allocate funds for research projects implementation.
Tomsk University founded in 1878 is considered to be the oldest high school in Siberia and the ninth oldest one nationally. The first Russian university (present-day Moscow State University) was instituted in 1755. The oldest operating European university is that of Bologna, believed to have been established in 1088. The oldest continuously operating university in the world is the Al-Qarawiyyin University in Fes, Morocco. It was founded in 859, almost a thousand years earlier than Tomsk University.
It is not only within the framework of school and students’ projects that we support educational initiatives. The Company equally participates in organization of instructional events for representatives of municipal institutions and initiative-taking individuals. Thus, SPD assisted in arrangement of seminars on issues related to a stable public environment creation, territory development and project preparation skills. It was on out initiative that a seminar dedicated to budget policy and inter-budget relationship issues was organized and arranged for settlement prefects and the Nefteyugansk District administration officers.
SPD participation in varied level educational projects is aimed at building the image of a socially responsible company. We are sure that future progress of Russian business to a great extent depends on the people the acting specialists will transfer their experience to. That is why concern of the younger generation education and development is a priority area of our Company’s social investment.