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SakhaNews: Polyus Aldan makes schoolchildren's dreams come true

We are so lucky! We are very grateful to the people who contributed to this memorable trip for schoolchildren from Nizhny Kuranakh gymnasium school to St. Petersburg Mining University. Dreams do come true!

First things first: with the support of Polyus Aldan, the school has been running a mining class for several years; both parties take this project very seriously as a vision for corporate HR policy and intellectual potential of the settlement. The cooperation has become regular and has both parties are pleased with the results.

As part of the project, the managing director of Polyus Aldan, Alexey Noskov suggested that the highest-performing senior students at the school should visit St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia’s oldest technical university. It was hard to believe that such a thing could come true!

We started to make arrangements for the trip under the supervision of Andrey Ustinov, Polyus Aldan HR director, and Razia Ulybina, school principal. All three parties — the Company, the university and the school — started discussions and coordination. By the start of September the schedule, draft training programs, guided tours, and costs for the visit were fixed. The school held a competition for senior students who were willing to go — this was a very thrilling moment, and academic performance was the main selection criterion! Additional requirements included profound knowledge of physics and maths and active participation in extra-curricular activities. In the end, 25 out of 45 children qualified for the trip.

The organizers put in a lot of effort to make the trip happen: Evgeniya Makogonova, internal relations manager at Polyus Aldan, is to be commended, as well as Tatiana Mitrokhina, the school’s deputy principal for curriculum and studies, who coordinated with university representatives and arranged all the contracting procedures and travel arrangements.

All the expenses for the trip were covered by Polyus Aldan, which was quite a significant cost — approximately RUB 1.8 mln as the children and their chaperons spent six days in Russia’s cultural capital.

With regard to the trip itself, every detail in the itinerary was seen to. In the morning the children went to the university and had access to career counseling activities — a Mining Engineer case-based game, lectures, professional tests to discern your vocational orientation. Everyone was impressed by the lab studies on mining operations.

Afternoon social events and activities followed. The group visited famous historical sites: St. Isaac’s cathedral, the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Hermitage Museum, the Leningrad Siege and Defence Museum, and St. Michael’s castle. They even attended a 19th century costume party on Yelagin Island. All of this made a huge impression on the children and their chaperons.

The kids got an incentive for the future vocational choice, further studies in the St. Petersburg Mining University are now their goal to pursue. This is what they said:

Maria P:

After visiting this university, I have changed my plans; before I wanted to go to an architectural university in a different city, but now I want to continue my studies here. I was surprised to discover that the state-funded allowance makes up 92% at the university. The other reason is that I want to live and study in such a city, with many beautiful sites that are relevant to my country’s history. I would like to thank Elizaveta Maryina and Alexandra Kovaleva, our guides at the university.

Karina N:

I was always interested in physics and maths, but I had not fully made up my mind about what I wanted to study at university. After I visited this university, I knew that I made my choice. Well-equipped labs, a comprehensive library and spacious classrooms... I am deeply grateful to everyone who organized this trip.

Olga Nikolaeva:

Many thanks to Alexey Noskov and Andrey Ustinov for arranging this trip. If every company contributed towards education in such a way, I think there would be even more motivated children.

The trip was an unforgettable experience, and we are very grateful to Polyus Aldan for supporting our school and its efforts to contribute towards the education and upbringing of the coming generation: Alexey Noskov, Polyus Aldan managing director, Andrey Ustinov, HR and administration director, Razia Ulybina, school principal, Tatiana Mitrokhina, accountant who made all payments on time, teachers Natalia Arkhipova, Olga Nikolaeva and Elena Yudina who accompanied the group on the trip.

By M. Ponomaryova, K. Nagornyuk, A. Ardanova, I. Plekhanova

The trip was an unforgettable experience, and we are very grateful to Polyus Aldan for supporting our school and its efforts to contribute towards the education and upbringing of the coming generation: Alexey Noskov, Polyus Aldan managing director, Andrey Ustinov, HR and administration director, Razia Ulybina, school principal, Tatiana Mitrokhina, accountant who made all payments on time, teachers Natalia Arkhipova, Olga Nikolaeva and Elena Yudina who accompanied the group on the trip.

By M. Ponomaryova, K. Nagornyuk, A. Ardanova, I. Plekhanova

Source: SakhaNews