Naftogaz Group announced the start of the competition among schoolchildren “My Project for Society”. Children will compete for the best idea to improve the quality of life in their regions.
“We want to know how young people see the development of their town or village and what the new generation considers as the community's primary needs. Young people, who are not indifferent to the future of their small homeland, should tell us what the community should be like. It is not merely about daring youthful dreams of the best. The most interesting projects will definitely be implemented with the support of the Naftogaz Group,” said Viacheslav Chaus, Deputy General Director of JSC Ukrgasvydobuvannya for Land and Social Affairs (Naftogaz Group).
Twenty four teams, each consisting of 3-5 participants, will go in for the competition of ideas. These are 9th to 11th graders from Poltava, Kharkiv, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Volyn regions.
Teams should prepare presentations on the problems of their community and come up with an idea of a social project focused on solving these problems. Ideas must be in line with Naftogaz's priority goals of sustainable development:
- good health and well-being of the local population;
- quality education;
- sustainable development of cities and communities.
In November, schoolchildren will have the opportunity to take online master classes from jurors, which will help them better formulate their ideas and present their projects.
The competition is held as part of the 12th National Social Advertising Festival. For the first time this year, the nomination “My Project for Society” was introduced on the initiative of Naftogaz.
JSC Ukrgasvydobuvannya, a member of Naftogaz Group, produces hydrocarbons in 236 Ukrainian communities (11 regions). The company finances projects in these communities as part of its corporate social responsibility policy. In 2020, the company plans to implement a total of 63 such projects focused on the development of medicine, education and infrastructure in the communities of Poltava, Kharkiv and Lviv regions.
In addition, in 2020 Naftogaz provided large-scale assistance to the country with the aim of reducing the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In early May, Naftogaz Group provided 200 tons of charitable aids totaling 580 MUAH to 287 medical institutions as part of the Mriya (Dream) Project. Overall, the company purchased 500,000 protective suits, 700 patient monitors, 50 mobile digital X-ray systems and 50 portable ultrasound machines for Ukrainian hospitals.