Sakhalin Energy Announced the Winners of the Second Round of Grants Competition by Energy Social Initiatives Fund

Sakhalin Energy summed up the results of the second round of 2019 Grants Competition by Energy Social Initiatives Fund. Non-governmental organisations and institutions from various districts of Sakhalin Region were among the competitors.

The total of 35 applications were submitted fr om 13 districts of Sakhalin for the second round. The Expert Council, which included representatives of the Company, non-profit organisations and the Sakhalin Oblast Government, selected the winners — 15 projects from 10 settlements of Sakhalin Island that would be sponsored by Sakhalin Energy. The Company will provide financing if the projects are finalized to include the experts’ recommendations and comments.

After a long break, Ogonyok Social and Rehabilitation Centre for Minors also joined the grants competition. Their Step Forward Project is targeted at local children with disabilities who need social rehabilitation.  Ogonyok Centre will be the platform wh ere special classes will be held in an adequately equipped sensory room. It is planned to use the grant funds to purchase Little Horse computer-controlled simulator that will be a perfect complement to the existing treatment facilities: Ogonyok has a complex of special sport simulators designed for adapted physical activities. The simulators were purchased following the campaign run under another corporate charity programme Hurry up for Good Deeds.

Alexandrovsk-Sakhalinsky Home for Elderly People and People with Disabilities was the new participant of the grants competition.  The name of their project speaks for itself – Theatre of the Third Age. The initiators intend to diversify the leisure activities of the centre residents, help them discover and express their creativity through theatre. 

Starodubskoye School (Dolinsk) is one the record-breakers with the largest number of projects financed by Sakhalin Energy. This time the organisation presented their initiative to launch a school radio Novaya Volna. This non-standard format of school student activity will allow children to try themselves as reporters or radio hosts, sound directors or scriptwriters, broadcasting directors or guests on the show.

The librarians from Okha (Municipal Library No.13) introduced their project How old are you, Okha?  To answer this question, they want to publish books about memorial places in the district that will help them eliminate discrepancies pertaining to chronology and identify the exact date of the foundation of the town. The project initiators hope that the new technologies (AR, computer games, virtual tour) will stir up interest for Okha places of memory and local history among children and young people.

The complete list of winner projects is available at the web-site of the Energy Social Initiatives Fund.

30 September 2019