MOSCOW, RUSSIA, February 15, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- OJSC URALCHEM, the Ziedot.lv Fund and two secondary schools in Riga have agreed to carry out a joint charity project. A memorandum was signed by URALCHEM CEO Dmitry Konyaev, Manager of the Fund Ziedot.lv Ruta Dimanta and the headmasters of the schools, Iveta Stivrinya and Boris Antonov.
Within the framework of the project, URALCHEM will provide funding to the amount of more than 70,000 Lati (about 100,000 Euros), which will be used to equip modern chemistry classrooms to state-of-the-art standards, as well as providing for general update and improvement at both schools. The funds will be distributed in equal proportions between the schools, which have a total enrollment of over 1,000 students. The charitable organization Ziedot.lv will provide organizational and administrative support to the project.
Dmitry Konyaev, CEO of URALCHEM, OJSC: "Supporting charity programmes has always been part of our social policy aimed at improving the life of people in the regions where the company has a presence. In Riga we have been constructing a terminal for transhipment of mineral fertilizers since 2009. That is why we decided to help two schools located in the neighbouring Vecmilgravis area. Since we are a company, based on chemistry, the idea was to start with a project that would improve standards for teaching chemistry, one of the basic subjects for school children."
Ruta Dimanta, Head of the Fund Ziedot.lv: "We share URALCHEM's desire to provide real help in the social sphere and are especially grateful for the company's efforts to support children. Our cooperation with URALCHEM started in September 2012 when we launched a charity programme to help children with disabilities. As part of this programme, which is being successfully implemented, URALCHEM is providing the funding to the amount of 80,000 Euros and the Ziedot.lv Fund is organizing for the treatment of children in leading medical institutions in Russia."
Boris Antonov - Headmaster: "We would like to thank URALCHEM and the Ziedot.lv Fund for this initiative. Being a chemistry teacher myself, I welcome the fact that URALCHEM has paid attention to this subject. Using state-of-the-art equipment and teaching methods should stimulate our students' interest in chemistry."
Iveta Stivrinya - Headmaster: "One of the long traditions of our school is the successful combination of the humanitarian and technical approaches to teaching a variety of curricula. With the help of URALCHEM and the Ziedot.lv Fund, we are very pleased to be able to continue this tradition by offering our students an education in this interesting and important subject."
URALCHEM's social policy covers many different aspects of life. A lot of attention is also paid to cultural activities. For example, in June 2012, with the support of URALCHEM, the town of Jurmala hosted Latvia's first concert performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre led by Valery Gergiev. In December 2012, thanks to the support of URALCHEM, the company ART Forte organized a visit by the Igor Moiseyev State Academic Ensemble of Popular Dance to Riga performing their programme "Christmas with the people of the world."
School 31 opened in 1952. It is located at 11 Skuyu St, Riga. The school has 50 teachers and more than 500 students. The teaching is conducted in Latvian.
School 46 was founded in 1954. It is located at 28 Skuyu St, Riga. The school has 56 teachers and more than 500 students. The teaching is conducted in Russia.
URALCHEM is one of the world's major producers of mineral fertilizers, which are used by Russian and foreign farmers. The company has four enterprises in Russia (Kirov Region, Perm Region and Moscow Region). The company employs about 11.5 thousand people. URALCHEM implements major social and environmental programmes. In 2011, the company gave more than 2.4 million Euros for the development of children and youth sports, educational programmes, assistance to veterans and disabled people. The company's costs for environmental protection in 2011 amounted to more than 8.5 million Euros.