At the Zaporizhzhia enterprises of the Metinvest Group – Zaporizhstal, Zaporizhzhia Coke, Zaporizhvognetryv and Zaporizhyzhia Foundry and Mechanical Plant, the parents of first-graders received certificates for the purchase of school supplies as part of the corporate program “First time first grade”. By the Day of Knowledge, the parents of about 500 first-graders received gift certificates for school supplies.
It`s worth reminding that before the full-scale military invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, this program covered all schoolchildren of Metinvest Group employees regardless of age, where children would receive school supplies and a school backpack by the Day of Knowledge. Despite the war and all the difficulties caused by it, Metinvest Group continues to implement its social program in 2022, but it had to slightly change its scope and content. This year, the program is aimed solely at first-graders.
Taking into account that the teaching has been switched to remote format, the approach of parents to the preparation of schoolchildren for the academic year has also changed. Therefore, as a gift for the Day of Knowledge, it was decided to give certificates for 600 hryvnias to each family of employees that has a first-grader, to buy the school items in a specialized online store. This way, the parents will be able to choose the most necessary things for a successful start of the first school year, whether it is notebooks, craft sets or educational literature. In general, almost every tenth first-grader in Zaporizhzhia will start the school year with a useful gift from Metinvest.
It should be noted that the social corporate program “First time first grade” will cover about 3,000 children of Metinvest employees in 2022.