German Company SCHOTT Donates 25,000 Euros To A School In Russia That Has Burned Down

Date: 16 September 2010
Source: Schott
Talks with the Governor of Nizhny Novgorod, Valery Shantsev / Visit to the German-language secondary school no.1 in Nizhny Novgorod  The Chairman of the Board of Management of SCHOTT AG from Mainz, Germany, Prof.

Udo Ungeheuer, presented a check for 25,000 euros (roughly 975,000 rubles) yesterday to Irina Alieva, the Director of a school in the village of Verchnjaja Vereja that has burned down. A brief celebration was held at a school located in the neighboring village of Doschatoe. 50 students from Verchnjaja Vereja have been attending school here since September 1. Irina Negrebetskaya, the Director of the Department of International Economic Relations for the Nizhny Novgorod region, attended on behalf of the administration. The funds will be used to buy winter clothing, shoes and school materials for the children, as well as technical equipment for use in teaching. “We are pleased to be able to help these children and young people cope with this difficult situation by sending a signal of peace and friendship between our peoples,” Professor Ungeheuer noted in front of several students, teachers and public representatives.
During his talks with the Governor of Nizhny Novgorod, Valery Shantsev, the Chairman of the Board of Management, Prof. Udo Ungeheuer, made a 25,000 euro donation.
Verchnjaja Vereja, located in the district of Vyksa, some 300 kilometers southeast of Moscow, was one of the first villages to fall victim to the catastrophic fires. All of the buildings were destroyed and its population of 580 lost all that they owned.
The group management of SCHOTT had already decided to donate 15,000 euros in emergency aid to help those affected in the Nizhny Novgorod region at the beginning of August. According to the German Federal Government, SCHOTT was the first German company to donate funds to assist victims of forest fires in Russia. In the words of Professor Ungeheuer: “Commitment to society, especially in regions where we have sites, is part of our company culture at SCHOTT.” In addition to the donation made by the company, another 10,000 euros were donated by the guests who attended the final concert of the SCHOTT initiative “Children make music with Justus Frantz” in mid August.
The SCHOTT technology group has a plant in Bor in the Nizhny Novgorod region of Russia. Flat glasses are refined at this site using a variety of processing steps like cutting and printing, for instance. These glasses are then supplied to the household appliance industry for use in ovens and refrigerators. SCHOTT is currently building a second plant that will manufacture millions of vials and ampoules for the Russian pharmaceutical industry starting at the end of 2010, in Zavolzhe, which is also located in the Nizhny Novgorod region. Furthermore, SCHOTT has a sales office in Moscow.
Prof. Ungeheuer also visited the plant in Bor. SCHOTT Flat Glass Russia employees around 90 people at this facility. He was able to convince himself of its high capabilities in the area of manufacturing during his tour of the plant. Before coming here, he had paid a visit to the secondary school number 1 in Nizhny Novgorod that is attended by 760 students. Germany is the focus language and is taught as of second grade. Professor Ungeheuer presented the school director with a notebook, an LCD beamer and a projection screen.
As part of his two-day visit, he also spoke with the Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region, Valery Shantsev, as well as other representatives of the administration. Professor Ungeheuer thanked them for their kind hospitality and the strong support that the administration has given with respect to a number of different projects.
Nizhny Novgorod is located approximately 400 kilometers east of Moscow, where the Volga and Oka meet. With a population of 1.3 million, it ranks as the fifth largest city in Russia and is considered to be an important industrial site.
SCHOTT intends to continue with its aid projects. On October 24, a major benefit concert will be held in Mainz. The Governor’s Orchestra from Nizhny Novgorod, one of the best Russian brass orchestras, will be performing. The plant orchestra from SCHOTT will also be joining them.

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