Support for childcare organizations G4-EC8
The goal of the Orphanages and Boarding Schools Support Program is to help their graduates receive education, improve their health, get a profession and find their place in life. Starting from 2006, the LUKOIL Charity Foundation has been paying out personalized ‘LUKOIL’ scholarships to the alumni of the sponsored orphanages studying at higher and secondary education institutions. In 2016, scholarships were paid to 49 orphanage graduates.
In the Nizhny Novgorod Region, the Foundation provides assistance to the Kstovo Petroleum Technical School, which also includes students of sponsored orphanages (in 2016 the Foundation supported four scholarship holders). Thus, a comprehensive program of social integration for children in difficult circumstances is being implemented.
During the vacation period, the Foundation arranged a trip to Moscow for the students of the Astrakhan Region orphanages who won the drawing contest, “We’re Drawing the Kremlin”. The main event of this trip was an exhibition of the drawings of the contest winners in the Grand entrance hall of the Armory of the Moscow Kremlin museum and the award ceremony.
PJSC LUKOIL has been sponsoring the “Spasskaya Tower” international military music festival for many years. Every year orphanage students are invited to the festival. Apart from seeing the festival performances, they can participate in the master classes, quests and interactive programs.
In the reporting period, the Foundation continued its support of Children’s Art Schools in the regions where the Company is present and acquired musical instruments for the schools in the Volgograd Region, the Nizhny Novgorod Region, the Samara Region and the Republic of Kalmykia.
Special attention is given by the Foundation to the children in need of specialized assistance. The project called “A Book as a Gift to Every Blind Child” has been underway for many years as part of the Illustrated Books for Young Visually Impaired Children Program. In 2015-2016, such editions were handed over to specialized childcare institutions of the Astrakhan Region and Kaliningrad Region, Perm, Samara, Kazan and Budennovsk.
The LUKOIL Group entities in Bulgaria traditionally take part in the Bulgarian President’s charity initiative Bulgarian Christmas, which helps raise funds for the treatment of sick children and for upgrading of equipment at children’s hospitals.