On 01 September 2017 there was an official opening of educational and laboratory facilities for natural science subjects in municipal public educational institution “Sokur secondary school” of Moshkovo District, Novosibirsk Region. Transneft and Transneft Western Siberia, provided financial support in school material and technical basis modernization.
The classrooms maintenance and equipping with modern educational complexes of natural-science orientation were done as a part of Transneft charity targeted program and corporate charity program of school education development for the years 2017-2019.
For Transneft Western Siberia, JSC the school in Sokur village became a pilot project in terms of corporate charity program’s objectives implementation of school education development. The program is aimed at laying the groundwork for good educational process implementation and mastering exact sciences by pupils: physics, chemistry and mathematics.
Gulnara Parkina, Deputy Director General for Personnel and General Affairs of the company stated that this program will cover all regions where the company operates within a two-year period: Tumen, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo Regions and Krasnoyarsk Region. “Thus, the company is solving problems that village school education faces. It’s necessary to increase competitive advantage of village schools graduates and provide them with opportunities for realization of personal potential by offering the circumstances equal to those in city schools. Advanced educational process technologies boost that, and modern educational subject complexes fully assist the increase of educational level particularly in village educational institutions”, Gulnara Parkina pointed out.
Transneft Western Siberia already have the experience of collaborating with schools. For several years, the company supports vocational school No.64 of Omsk by developing material and technical basis of the school as a part of “School-Institution of Higher Education-Company” program implementation.
Sokur school facility admitted first pupils more than fifty years ago, in 1963, and its condition required principal intervention. The maintenance of classrooms in the school was conducted step by step: i.e. window and door units were replaced, the roof, water-supply facilities and heat supply system were partially maintained, the new class room furniture was purchased. As a part of charitable assistance, the company fully renewed the material and technical basis of subject classrooms. Equipped with modern educational and laboratory facilities, chemistry class room, mathematics and physics classrooms should become the centers of pupils’ capacity building. In the whole, Transneft Western Siberia, JSC transferred about 7 million rubles for educational and laboratory facilities maintenance and modernization.
“The educational process requires that we, as teachers, should find new methods of building engagement. Theory classes must be followed up with practice. Modernized classrooms give us an opportunity to include the interactive component into the educational process, add the demonstration elements of chemical and physical experiments, make a pupil not just the one to watch, but the one who is taking an active part in studying”, Tatiana Akimova, the MKOU (municipal state-owned educational institution) “Sokur secondary school” headmaster emphasized.
Oleg Chepurnoy, Director General of Transneft Western Siberia noted that the collaboration of the company with village secondary schools will become a one more step in potential personnel resource formation in small villages. “By implementing these programs we are training the worthy substitution for the workers of production facilities, located in the country side. The problem of lack of skilled personnel with technical familiarity, those who are ready to study and develop, is being solved”, he emphasized.