Sustainability

School of Communal Good

The programme operates in: Gubkin, Zheleznogorsk, Stary Oskol, and NovotroitskSCG Group on VKontakte

The motto of the School of Communal Good is:
“Be helpful to become successful!”

The School of Communal Good (SCG) is a Metalloinvest CSR programme for school children in four towns, where the Company operates: Gubkin, Zheleznogorsk, Stary Oskol, and Novotroitsk. The primary goal of the initiative is to develop an active and responsible approach among children towards their own lives and towards the life of the town, where they were born and are growing up. The programme undertakes to promote community engagement among schoolchildren and their parents in social, ecological, educational and cultural spheres, aiming to resolve social problems important to them and to the area as a whole. Sessions take place all year round and are supplemented by open days. At these sessions and open days young people learn to create, lead, and realise innovative projects.

The SCG project has been ongoing since 2011 with the support of local administrations in line with the Company’s commitment to socio-economic partnership with the regions where it operates. School children between the ages of eleven and eighteen are invited to take part in the programme. They are taught about the realisation of social responsibility projects, fundraising, and media communications, as well as acquiring practical voluntary skills.

Key achievements:

  • more than 100 projects implemented by school children in their towns;
  • more than 2,500 participants in the programme from amongst school children, parents, and other interested parties;
  • approximately 5,000 beneficiaries of the programme.
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Programme
partners:

Ministry of Education, Gubkin

Ministry of Education, Gubkin

Ministry of Education, Stary Oskol

Ministry of Education, Stary Oskol

Ministry of Education, Zheleznogorsk

Ministry of Education, Zheleznogorsk

Ministry of Education, Novotroitsk

Ministry of Education, Novotroitsk

Projects Programme Participants:
Stary Oskol

The Prism of Oskol (theme: Urban Environment)
Unveiling of the Stary Oskol sculpture made from transparent multi-coloured polycarbonate on one of viewing platforms of the town and the organisation of various events at the platform, including flash mobs, meetings, and workshops investigating the properties of transparent materials and the effect of colour on human perception.
Everybody Dance! (theme: Culture and Art)
A series of free open lessons and master classes in various dancing styles with a spectacular dance marathon concluding the series.
Happier, closer, kinder! (theme: A Healthy  Lifestyle)
A festival celebrating unusual sport competitions, including throwing computer mouse and plaiting headphone cables.

Gubkin

A Good Town (theme: Urban Environment)
A series of community-orientated town campaigns aimed at encouraging residents of Gubkin to do good deeds. For instance: creation of wall murals. These objects of urban art serve as a mean of communication for local residents.
Open Question (theme: Culture and Art)
Founding the Open Question club, which offers lectures and discussions with interesting people about contemporary culture (cinema, music, fashion, etc.).
Play Park (theme: A Healthy Lifestyle)
Playing active retro games, which were popular in the twentieth century (hopscotch, skittles, skipping, dodgeball, strip the willow). This project involves meetings with local residents to talk about the past, master classes, competitions, which foster inter-generational interaction.

Zheleznogorsk

Zheleznogorsk - Town of Champions (theme: Urban Environment)
A series of events designed to promote a positive image, including meetings with local residents, and a design competition for decorating outside walls of buildings on the entrance to the town.
Book-Swap Club (theme: Culture and Art)
A book-swap club as an alternative to a library or a bookshop (there is not a single bookshop in the town) and a series of events in coordination with the book club designed to introduce residents to classic and contemporary literature: readings, exhibitions, meetings with writers and poets, a reading club “Tell us about a book you have read”, and “My Favourite Book”.
Accessible Sport (theme: A Healthy Lifestyle)
Organisation of free open fitness classes in community sports grounds for different target groups, master classes, meetings with local athletes, etc.

Novotroitsk

I Love Novotroitsk (theme: Urban Environment)
A series of events: social research, drawing competitions for art projects, including for a new town emblem; sketches for the decoration of fences and outer walls of buildings, I Love Novotroitsk social campaigns (including community clean-ups). The events aim to create a comfortable, and pleasant urban environment.
Patchwork World (theme: Culture and Art)
Organisation of a club for fans of crafts, Patchwork World, which creates handcrafted patchwork items (accessories, toys, souvenirs, etc.) for vulnerable groups of the population. The club also holds  a series of master classes, exhibitions, and other related activities.
Novotroitsk on Two Wheels (theme: A Healthy Lifestyle)
A series of events, including lectures on the history of the invention and evolution of the bicycle, master classes, and bicycle races, with the aim to establish a club for keen cyclists in Zheleznogorsk and the promotion of the bicycle as the most environmentally-friendly, cheap, and accessible form of transport.

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