Fit for Work on the International Stage
Volkswagen Group Rus is involved in the MOST project in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, 400 kilometers (250 miles) from Moscow. The project is aimed at selected students seeking an international career and offers them educational and professional support over a 12-month period. The company initiated MOST in cooperation with regional universities, and supports the project by organizing lectures by company managers, factory visits and work placements.
Support for Charitable Institutions
Volkswagen Group Rus supports a number of institutions and organizations committed to social welfare. One example is the Malteser Foundation in Moscow, which receives financial support as well as assistance with the maintenance of its VW vehicles. The Foundation’s social center provides elderly Muscovites, people with disabilities, single parents and members of other socially disadvantaged groups with food and other necessities of everyday life, as well as access to educational and cultural programs.
Since 2010, VW Commercial Vehicles has been supporting the children’s hospice in St. Petersburg. The hospice has been provided with two VW Multivans for medical and other trips. In the reporting period, around 300 families made use of the assistance provided by doctors, nurses and psychologists.
Sport and Music for a Good Cause
In 2015 VW Commercial Vehicles supported two sporting events organized by charities in Russia. The first was “Art-Football”, the international football and music festival in Moscow. The festival supports the “Under the Flag of Kindness” campaign and raises money for seriously ill children. Well-known actors and musicians joined the 16 participating teams. The second project was aimed specifically at children who previously suffered from cancer but have now overcome the disease. Around 500 children from 15 countries came together to compete against one another in various sports in the International Children’s Games of Winners. The sporting event was initiated by the Gift of Life Foundation.