August 28, 2019, Atyrau – TENGIZCHEVROIL donates modern musical equipment worth of over 2 million KZT to Atyrau Kazakh Blind Society.
We hope that our small contribution will help Atyrau Blind Society members to diversify their activities and fulfil their strive for creativity. Inclusion and diversity are one of TCOs core values and we are happy to support causes that help people with disabilities to improve quality of their lives and be involved in social and cultural life of the community, wherever it is possible, said Rzabek Artygaliev, TCOs General Manager of Policy, Government and Public Affairs Team.
Lack of musical equipment presented a sensitive issue for the Atyrau Blind Society. According to Zhupar Sarsekenova, who is the Chairman of the Society, people with visual impairments demonstrate keen interest in creativity, howeverб due to lack of proper conditions and equipment, it is not always possible to meet their needs. In her opinion, this donation by TCO will help build their daily program more diversely and provide opportunities for attending various creative contests.
It is not the first time when TCO and Atyrau Blind Society have cooperated. During last 6 years company employees actively volunteered to support the Society through “Yntymak” social project, a part of TCO’s Community Investment Program. The Society has more than 200 people listed as its members to-date.
Earlier this year in March, TCO donated 50 new buses to the city, which are equipped with mechanical wheelchair ramps. It became a significant contribution for improving the quality of life of people with disabilities.
Since 1993, Tengizchevroil LLP directed more than $1.8 billion on social projects in Atyrau Oblast. The voluntary Egilik social infrastructure program and Community Investment Program with annual budgets of $25 million and $1 million, respectively, are company’s key Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.