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Opening Ceremony of Volskcement Project Competition: “What a Wonderful World!”

February 18, 2014

On February 18th, 2014 Opening Ceremony of Project Competition of Volskcement (Holcim Group) took place at the center of additional education “Rainbow” in Volsk.

The theme of the Competition “What a Wonderful World!” is very symbolic within the announced Year of Culture in Russia. The total budget for the realization of the Competition projects is 5 MIO RUR. 4 MIO RUR will be given to the project-winners of the main category of the Competition and 1 MIO RUR will be given for the ecological projects in the category “Green World Made by Ourselves”.

Project entry requirements remained the same: the representatives of the public and non-profit organizations, state and municipal organizations, charity funds of Volsk and Volsk municipal district, which provide not less than 25% of their own resources either in money or in kind for the project realization, can try themselves in a project-based approach.

The Tutorial Board meeting that was traditionally held before the Competition included: Igor Pivovarov, head of Administration of Volsk municipal region; Anatoly Krasnov head of Volsk municipal region; Marina Levina head of Volsk department of education; Olga Polynina, chief medical officer of Volsk and Volsk municipal region; Olga Rodionova, head of culture and cinema department of Volsk Administration; representatives of the Company and Volskcement trade union.

For 5 years the Competition winners became more than 65 projects from institutions of education, culture, sport, community organizations, health care, which have been realized thanks to the support of Holcim, local community representatives and the Administration of Volsk municipal region.

This year Project entry will be accepted until March 20th, 2014.

Results of the Competition will be announced no later than March 31st, 2014.