Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod equips classroom for children with special needs

Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod has acquired and installed special sensory and motor tools in a classroom for children on the autistic spectrum at School No. 134 in Nizhny Novgorod. On March 21, the company's employees together with the school's pupils completed the assembly of the classroom tools.

The project carried out at the secondary school is designed to improve the social skills of children with disabilities and to enable their further integration into society. Their education is based on inclusion, a method that makes education accessible to all, including children with special needs. A teaching space like the new sensory and motor room is a place where a child guided by a tutor or an educational psychologist can get new knowledge more easily, as well as recharge emotionally between classes.

“We have nine children on the spectrum at our school and all of them are placed in mainstream classes. It is notable, however, that they can't study without sensory relief. The special tools installed by Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod make it possible to create a sensory and motor space and to make our children more active and therefore healthy and happy,” said Anastasia Olisova, principal of School No. 134.

Background

Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom that delivers natural gas to 15 regions in the Volga and Central Federal Districts of the Russian Federation.

The company's gas transmission system is composed of trunklines stretching for over 13,000 kilometers.

Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod operates 54 compressor workshops, 284 gas compressor units, 375 gas distribution stations, and 15 CNG filling stations. The company's efficiency is achieved through 25 branches, including 16 gas pipeline operation centers, the Engineering Center, the Emergency Response and Recovery Directorate, the Procurement Directorate, the Utility Vehicles and Special-Purpose Machinery Directorate, the Volgoavtogaz company, and the Staff Training Center.

The ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system is in effect at Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod. The company employs around 11,000 people. It is headquartered in Nizhny Novgorod.