15 June 2012
METINVEST has decided the winners of a competition “We improve our town with our own hands” organised in the framework of a Social Partnership Programme which was held for the second year in Yenakiievo. The ceremony of awarding the winners and participants of the competition with certificates became the final stage of this activity, being implemented by PJSC Yenakiieve Steel. The winning projects implementation will start in June 2012. Overall budget of the competition amounted to UAH 350 000.
Nineteen applications from citizen’s action groups, public organisations and municipal authorities of Yenakiievo and Uglegorsk were put in to take part in the competition. As the result the Expert Council selected five projects which, when implemented, will allow both comfortable educational and leisure facilities for our little citizens.
A small Park of Arts will be arranged near to the Yenakiieve School of Arts soon. According to the project the surrounding area of the school will turn into a unique leisure and recreational facility where some concerts or exhibitions to be held. The labyrinth of paths paved in the form of a violin clef will become the icing on the cake. It is also planned to arrange a special area where drawing easels could be placed.
Leisure facilities will also appear in Yelenovka and Vatutina residential areas. It is the first time for both the youth social organisation «Town Youth Centre Semya (Family)" and for the Yenakiievo itself when a small mobile playground with water playsets for children will be arranged in the territory of Yelenovka residential area. Near to the five block houses in Kommunisticheskaya street of Vatutina residential area a brand new playground will be constructed for the local kids. This idea was promoted by the action group and public organisation «Clean World», which is also concerned about the small citizens who attend nursery and pre-school establishment «Topoloek» (a small poplar). The project «Happy childhood is our choice» will allow these kids to welcome winter in a warm building as all the obsolete windows in it would be replaced.
The public organization «The Fund of Personality Enhancement» proposes to develop kid’s mindset following the unique practice by Maria Montessory, which is successfully used all over the world.
«The experience shows that the competition for the best Social Project has gained great popularity among the citizens, — highlighted Alexander Podkorytov, General Director of PJSC Yenakiieve Steel. — It is evidenced by the fact that this year we had even more applications than the previous one, besides the geography of the project also extended. It reveals the community-minded dynamics of the citizens who are striving to improve the living conditions for their relatives and friends and who are able to do this. We are willing to promote these initiatives providing the financial support».
It should be mentioned that the Infrastructure Competition is being implemented in Yenakiievo for the second straight year. In 2011 four projects pressing for the town were selected and the overall budget for them amounted to UAH 200 000.