Wintershall Dea supports educational projects at the Arctic Circle
On the first Weekend of September 2019, the Wintershall Dea Class was launched at School No. 17 in Novy Urengoy. This innovative educational project provides the latest teaching materials and state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to encourage the younger generation’s interest in chemistry. Workshops, practical laboratory work and student internships are planned as part of the educational programme.
Furthermore, Wintershall Dea is supporting the construction of the inclusive kindergarten “Winiklusia” in Novy Urengoy, which is planned to be opened in 2020. The company has been working on the project in cooperation with the regional administration since 2015. The kindergarten will be attended by 200 children, with 50 places reserved for children with disabilities, and will provide everything they need - from special furniture to educational programmes. The kindergarten of equal opportunities will have not only educational functions, but also medical ones, which will allow children with health problems to develop on an equal footing with other peers.
Wintershall Dea has been a reliable partner in Russia for almost 30 years, cooperating with Russian companies to produce gas and oil and so supply Europe with energy. The well-being of its employees, the local population and the environment have top priority for the company. As part of its responsibility as a socially responsible partner in the regions where it operates, Wintershall Dea supports several projects in the areas of education, science, culture and social resilience.