SOCAR Energy Ukraine supports and embodies the concept of barrier-free society.
In Ukraine, in Dnepropetrovsk, Lvov, Ivano-Frankivsk and Ternopil regions, there are 8 inclusive centers, which are run by the Caritas Ukraine charitable foundation. They are attended by 450 children and young people with disabilities. Each of the centers needs to purchase special equipment that facilitates the daily life of young people. The charitable foundation does not have enough funds to purchase consumables, update tools for master classes, lessons, and full-fledged operation of the centers. To support the ward centers in their striving for a quality life, SOCAR Energy Ukraine, together with Caritas Ukraine, are organizing a charity event. All funds will be used to purchase equipment in inclusive centers.
The charity event runs until January 31, 2022. From every New Year’s gingerbread that guests TO PUNCH can be purchased at the cash register of filling stations, 10 hryvnias are transferred to Caritas Ukraine for the equipment of inclusive centers.
In addition, users of the SOCAR loyalty program can join the charitable initiative by transferring their bonuses and funds in the SOCAR level application (section “Benefit”).
“Caritas Disability Centers are unique learning places for inclusive youth in the necessary social skills. Here our social workers teach their pupils to take care not only of themselves, but also to help their families in everyday household chores. Thanks to the work of the centers, our wards become more independent, self-confident and open to new knowledge and useful skills “, – explained Vladislav Shelokov, Director of Communications and Resource Mobilization, Caritas Ukraine.
Someone wants to colonize Mars, and someone wants to buy several bags of beads for paintings. It so happens that embroidery pulls out of the deepest abysses – isolation, loneliness, fear. Elena Timartseva, which is supported by Caritas Ukraine, can tell how it is and present the world with its amazing embroidered paintings – a way of self-realization and search for beauty.
Someone has a dream to invent a cure for aging, and someone wants to learn how to hold scissors in their hands and please their mother with carved snowflakes. Tatiana Vashishak learns to work with his own hands. It is not so easy with cerebral palsy, but classes at Caritas Ukraine are not in vain, and the results are impressive.
“The development of an inclusive society is part of the corporate social responsibility of SOCAR Energy Ukraine. Both on the territory of our own filling stations and in partnership with other organizations, we are constantly developing an open, accessible and inclusive environment for different social groups,” she said Anna Korotich, Head of PR and Communications Department, SOCAR Energy Ukraine… – The Caritas Ukraine Charitable Foundation is our partner in charitable initiatives. This year, SOCAR Energy Ukraine and Caritas have already held a joint action “A little joy from big hearts”, thanks to which it was possible to collect more than 100 thousand hryvnia to prepare children from low-income families for the school year. “
SOCAR Energy Ukraine supports and implements the concept of barrier-free society. This applies both to the space of all SOCAR filling stations, adapted to the needs of people with limited mobility, and to support projects aimed at helping people with disabilities.
In particular, SOCAR Energy Ukraine signed a declaration “Business without barriers”to create an accessible space for everyone together with representatives of big business and change the very perception of such concepts as “inclusiveness”, “disability”, etc.
As part of this process, SOCAR became a partner Ukrainian Professional Cybersport Association in their social project. Responsibility League aimed at socializing children with autism, retirees and ATO / OOS veterans through cybersport games.
SOCAR Energy Ukraine and the Sokar Blago Charitable Foundation have invested over $ 6 million in the development of social and cultural projects in Ukraine and are introducing positive changes in the future.