Metalloinvest’s ‘Healthy Child’ programme for 2019 has launched in Stary Oskol and Gubkin
Metalloinvest’s latest 'Healthy Child' competition for the best healthcare projects has launched in Stary Oskol and Gubkin. In 2019, the programme’s grant fund will amount to 1.2 mn roubles in each of the four towns where the Company operates. The programme will launch in Zheleznogorsk and Novotroitsk in April.
The programme’s first event was an educational seminar on social projects led by Olga Bessolova, Curator of the ‘Healthy Child’ programme. More than 80 people participated in the seminar in Stary Oskol and Gubkin, including pre-school teachers, medical workers and representatives of the town administration.
Seminar participants learned to generate ideas, outline objectives in a coherent manner, and develop step-by-step implementation plans. The expert advised how to write a project clearly and provided constructive criticism. A separate discussion focused on areas of improvement based on the experience of preparing projects in 2018.
Olga Bessolova, Curator of the ‘Healthy Child’ programme, commented: “I do not hand out readymade recipes for successful projects, but I create an environment where participants can think of solutions themselves. Only then are participants motivated and generate interesting ideas. I help participants turn their ideas into project format so that they can be implemented successfully. This year, our focus is on children’s physical and moral development, including those with health issues, so that non-profit organisations and other specialists get involved too.”
Previous participants of the programme spoke about the progress achieved in pre-schools thanks to grants from Metalloinvest’s ‘Healthy Child’ programme.
Lyudmila Ilyuk, Deputy Head of the Department of Education of Stary Oskol town, said: “We are grateful to Metalloinvest for this wonderful programme. We particularly value the fact that it provides not only financial support, but also training for employees of the town’s educational and pre-school institutions. This is a unique experience for all of us.”
Igor Belousov, Deputy Head of Social Development at Gubkin town administration, added: “The ‘Healthy Child’ programme is creating a great culture. One of the key tasks of the current government, as outlined in the ‘Health Management’ programme and initiated by the Governor is to cultivate the right attitude among children towards their health and leading a healthy lifestyle. This programme will encourage children to spend time at sports grounds and swimming pools instead of ending up in hospital.”
Galina Pyatikh, human rights attorney for the Belgorod region, and member of the ‘Healthy Child’ programme committee in Gubkin, commented: “It is great that the ‘Healthy Child’ programme is not stagnating, and that it changes and evolves beyond town and regional borders, with a growing number of partners. The programme is in demand, which is a clear sign that it has a future.”
This year, at least four educational seminars on social projects have been scheduled for programme participants. Applications to participate in the ‘Healthy Child’ programme in Stary Oskol and Gubkin can be submitted until 25 April.back to news list