Transneft-branded chemistry, physics and mathematics classrooms have been opened in 16 Far Eastern schools with the support of Transneft Far East, which transports oil through Phase II of the East Siberia – Pacific Ocean trunk pipeline (ESPO-2).
The total amount of funding allocated by the Company for repairing the rooms and purchasing equipment in 2019 has exceeded RUB 106 million, or more than RUB 6 million for each school.
The classrooms, as well as physics and chemistry laboratories, were repaired and equipped with modern tools as part of Transneft's corporate charity programme for the development of school education for 2017–2019.
In 2019, the programme has included secondary schools in Primorye and Khabarovsk Territory, Jewish Autonomous Region and Amur Region. The ESPO-2 corridor passes through these territories.
The goal of the programme is to improve the quality of teaching of exact sciences. The programme will increase the number of students choosing mathematics, physics, and chemistry for unified national exam and entering technical departments of universities, including those who train personnel for the oil transportation industry.
The classrooms were equipped with modern interactive whiteboards and visual aids, micro laboratories for chemical experiments, kits for express analyses, software and hardware digital measuring complexes and education kits for modeling. In addition, physics and chemistry laboratories were equipped with kits for conducting the state final examination. The repaired classrooms have become Transneft-branded.
In total, in 2017–2019, Transneft Far East has funded the repairs and equipping of 19 Far Eastern schools for a total of more than RUB 126 million.