5 school projects will be implemented as part of the Eco-School
Another academic year at the Eco-School has come to an end. The students studied the topics of energy conservation, climate change, biodiversity, etc. and learned the basics of project management. Students who completed the full course prepared their own projects for their schools. Traditionally, Farmak that has launched the project awards the graduates and gives mini-grants to implement the best ideas. This year 5 projects will be implemented in different parts of Ukraine.
“Another academic year has come to an end for the students. The holidays and the implementation of school applications are ahead. We are delighted that dozens of students have received new knowledge and will be able to apply it by implementing their own ideas. Recuperators, solar panels, environmental labs, fountains will be installed in schools, due to the efforts of the students. The ideas they came up with and we supported. “We believe that the small victories of our students today will inspire them to expand their ideas in the future,” says Yevheniia Piddubna, Director of Corporate Communications at JSC Farmak.
The project “A Schoolyard as a Mirror of My Neighbourhood” developed by the students from Polonne in Khmelnytskyi region took the first place. The plan is to develop a solar tree within the gymnasium grounds. The tree will be made from environmentally friendly materials and will be equipped with solar panels. Benches will be placed underneath its branches, and there will be outlets for charging phones and tablets. The project also includes the development of a board with information on Red Listed animals and plants of Khmelnytskyi region. The team receives UAH 25,000 for the project and mentorship by experts throughout the project implementation.
The second place was taken by the students from Dubrynychi village in the Zakarpattia region. “EcoLab for All” project, which aims to build a space for environmental research at school.
A team from Ladyzhyn, Vinnytsia region “Recuperation. Energy saving”, placed third. The project envisages the installation of heat recuperators in school classrooms.
The projects “GreenSchool Eco-Lab” from Zaporizhzhia and “Non-contact Drinking Fountain with Dispensing Module into a Bottle” from Shostka were awarded with additional grants.
“We are pleased that schools, both in big cities and small villages, see the problems related to the environment. And most importantly, they are ready to take action. From learning more about these issues while studying at the Eco-School to developing their own projects. We want children to understand and feel from their own experience that their opinion matters, that they are influential, that they are agents of change”, comments Oksana Kravchenko, Executive Director of the NGO “Ukrainian Ecological Club “Green Wave”
The Eco-School project has been implemented by JSC Farmak in cooperation with the NGO “Ukrainian Ecological Club “Green Wave”.
About the project
Eco-School is a free online learning platform, designed for pupils of 6-11 grades. The course includes lectures, practical assignments and writing and defending one’s own projects.
The Eco-School aims to promote environmental knowledge among young people and draw attention to environmental protection issues. The project has been implemented by JSC Farmak in cooperation with NGO “Ukrainian Ecological Club “Green Wave”. For more information about the project, please follow the link.
Farmak launches strategic partnership with Kyiv School of Economics
USD 500,000 to be provided by the Company will be used for the development of KSE (Kyiv School of Economics) to improve education in Ukraine.
The pharmaceutical company Farmak will provide KSE with monetary funds to equip the training rooms and areas of the new campus, as well as to develop existing and launch new majors, in particular, in the bachelor’s degree program.
“The development of education and society as a whole is impossible without investments by businesses. Our well-being and future depend on the level of the country’s intellectual capacity. By supporting such projects, we make our contribution to the achievement of the Global Sustainable Development Goals, which in particular are aimed at improving the quality of higher education and ensuring its close connection with science,” said Volodymyr Kostiuk, Chief Executive Officer of JSC Farmak.
Farmak supports not only KSE, but also other higher educational institutions and educational initiatives: Junior Academy of Sciences, publication of the book about Ukrainian scientists “Bude tobi nauka: ukrainski vcheni, yaki zminiuiut svit” (That’s science for you: Ukrainian scientists changing the world), Eco-School.
The Company’s own scientific potential that comprises 150 scientists, 42 candidates of sciences, 5 doctors of sciences, innovative R&D complex makes it possible to ensure a high level of academic expertise.
“The decision made by Farmak shows that Ukrainian business breaks new ground in terms of corporate social responsibility, and others should follow its example. Support of education and science is an investment that can change society for the better and brings one of the most tangible results in the long run. Due to the support of companies such as Farmak, we form the foundation for a strong and innovative economy of Ukraine. We are proud of the trust and the fact that this first contribution made by the Company will give a strong push to further development,” said Tymofiy Mylovanov, KSE President.
Farmak to join the World’s Largest Lesson
On April, 18, the World’s Largest Lesson was launched in Ukraine. This initiative is aimed at spreading information about the Sustainable Development Goals among young people and increasing their interest in solving the global challenges of humanity. This year 100 countries have joined the project.
3,000 people (approximately), both schoolchildren and students, are expected to participate in the learning activities. This project encourages young people to be active, take responsibility and develop leadership skills.
Farmak representatives joined the event to tell the audience about the principles of sustainable development, about how the Company implements the Global Goals in its activities, how Farmak reduces its environmental impact, supports Ukrainian science and discoveries, about the advantages of the Company as an employer, corporate culture and productive lives of its employees. We have also shared information about the opportunities that Farmak offers students: participation in educational projects of the Company such as Farmak_Lab, the School of Young Scientists, Farmak Science Start hackathon, internship at the Company and employment of graduates.
“The World’s Largest Lesson is a great opportunity to draw attention of Generation Z, both schoolchildren and conscious youth, to global issues. The corporate sector is of great importance in implementing and developing such initiatives. Because it is a vector that shows the direction of solving current challenges of humanity, and socially responsible companies demonstrate on their own examples how to implement the relevant initiatives to improve the welfare of society,” Vice President of AIESEC (global platform for young people) comments.
The project implementation in Ukraine is possible due to AIESEC and support of business.