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Being more than merely an aid distribution programme, the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan is creating opportunities for the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities to acquire new knowledge and experience in field of active discussion and resolution of issues of critical importance to them. A product of successful collaboration among the indigenous minorities, the Company and the authorities, the Development Plan is notable for empowering the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities to choose their own path to sustainable future.

Gregory E. Guldin,
President of Cross-Cultural Consulting Services (USA), independent external observer of the Development Plan
January 2009

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16.10.2019

Meeting of the Social Development Fund Committee

A regular meeting of the Social Development Fund Committee was held in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. The main issue on the agenda was the consideration of applications submitted under the Education component of the Fund. Its goal is to support young SIM people studying at institutions of higher, secondary specialised, and basic vocational education.

At the meeting, Committee members reviewed 54 applications from students studying at secondary specialised and higher education institutions of the Sakhalin Oblast. According to the meeting results, 24 students who submitted a full package of documents and have no academic backlog for the 2018–2019 academic year will receive tuition assistance this year. Another 23 students will receive an “incentive scholarship” in case they get good or excellent grades for the winter and summer examination sessions of the 2018–2019 academic year.

“In addition, as part of the Education component, young people are encouraged to participate in social activities, including those in the field of preservation and development of SIM traditions,” said Yulia Zavyalova, Lead Specialist of the Sakhalin Energy Social Performance Subdivision. “When students submit information about their social projects, it adds up to their overall score in the contest, and the scholarship is increased.”

In total, this year’s educational budget of the Fund amounted to a little over RUB 2,200,000.


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Received the main award in the all-Russian Corporate Philanthropy Leaders contest in nomination The Best Programme for Corporate Philanthropy Policy and CompanyТs Social Investments Principles

Winner of Vitus Bering International Award

Winner of social investments contest УCorporate Donor of Russia Ц 2008Ф

First prize at the Far Eastern International Festival of Indigenous People