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Metalloinvest announces winners of the ‘Healthy Child’ grant competition in Zheleznogorsk

11 June 2019

Metalloinvest has announced the results of the ‘Healthy Child’ grant competition in Zheleznogorsk. Thirteen projects were named as winners and this year the projects will be implemented by pre-school institutions. The competition's grant fund amounted to 1.2 mn roubles.

The 'Healthy Child' programme is part of the three-party socio-economic partnership between the Company and the administrations of the towns and regions in which Metalloinvest operates. This year marks the ninth year that the event has taken place in Zheleznogorsk. The main aim of the programme is to create an effective and comprehensive healthcare system for pre-school children, gaining new knowledge and applying social technologies while working with children and their families.

This year, 23 projects aimed at creating a nurturing environment for children’s development were submitted to the competition. Among the winners is the project ‘Fun and Games’, designed by Kindergarten #2.

Elena Pichkurova, Director of Kindergarten #2, commented: “The main idea behind our work is to strengthen and improve pre-school children’s intellectual health, and to increase the number of parents who actively participate in events organised by the Kindergarten. The project includes over 50 games with versatile creative features which make learning fun and relaxed. The child must use creativity and imagination.”

‘Teremok’, a project developed by Kindergarten #18, aims to increase the level of children’s gross motor skills by up to 100% and the level of social adaptation and sensory development by up to 78%. Olga Artemenko, Director of Kindergarten #18, said that this is achieved using modern soft modular equipment and sensory didactic materials.

Olga Bessolova, Curator of the ‘Healthy Child’ programme, noted that the Zheleznogorsk community are coming up with more inventive ideas every year. Ideas have expanded from basic activities to strengthen children’s physical health to more complex tasks such as developing intellectual and spiritual personal qualities.

Olga Bessolova added: “The programme helps to identify groups of children and families that need support. This is not about the individual work of each kindergarten, but a quest for solutions to form a unified system of actions. I am very pleased with the professionalism and emotional participation of our Zheleznogorsk colleagues and their willingness to create a positive environment for child development.”

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