SDG №4

SDG 4: Quality education

Best practices of CSR 2021

Case name: Entrepreneurial University

What problem does it solve? Development of entrepreneurial culture in Ukrainian higher education institutions and demonstration of one’s own business as an alternative to hired work.

Results: In the 2020-2021 academic year, 76 universities, 170 teachers, and almost 4,500 students joined the initiative. 

In the 2021-2022 academic year, 85 higher education institutions from all regions of Ukraine have involved in the project.

Case name: «My future in Agro»

What problem does it solve? To interest students in the modern agricultural sector, to help them decide on their future profession and to prove that the agricultural sector is an innovation and a vast field for creativity and self-realization.

Results: Key project results for 2020-2021: The textbook, methodological recommendations are developed; 25 schools from 5 Ukrainian regions are participating in the project; 800 children took a course of optional classes “My future in Agro”; 35 children took part in a scientific project contest; 32 scientific projects have been developed.

Case name: Simply about money

What problem does it solve? Ensuring gender equality and quality education, promoting economic growth and full employment.

Results: The online course “Just about money” is posted on Prometheus on April 13. 1195 students received certificates of successful completion of the course. KPI rate – 17.9%, usually 7%.  Most students are in the age groups 20-24, 25-29, women among students – 47.1%. As of November 12, 2021, 1,193 young people have become blog viewers. 64% of students passed the final test. In October 2021, the series was posted on the bank’s YouTube channel – and has 636 unique viewers in a month.

Case name: “Brand new practices in demand” – talented youth project

What problem does it solve? Low level of basic training of law students and inability to apply theoretical knowledge in practice.

Results: 11 speakers (3 partners, 3 advisers and leading Arzinger lawyers) were involved in the project. 12 most relevant topics (10 main and 2 “bonus”). 31 online lectures, 3 months of training, 3 months of classes and active communication with students in the telegram channel. The training was held online from March to early June 2021 inclusive. In each area, our speakers conducted 2-3 lectures (duration – 60 minutes), during which participants were able to immerse themselves in selected topics and analyze specific cases with comments from practitioners.

Case name: Development of the “Inclusive Hub” site for the non-governmental organization “Emmaus”, which helps to integrate people with disabilities into society.

What problem does it solve? Inclusive hub is an open space for the implementation of initiatives for education, leisure and vocational guidance of young people with disabilities and boarding school graduates.

Results: Students gained their first practical experience of participating in a real project, acquired practical skills of working with modern technologies, of project management and teamwork, underwent vocational training organized by Infopulse during the project, took part in training sessions on writing a CV and going to interviews, and developed their English language skills.

Case name: The Adventures of Croissant

What problem does it solve? Development of quality education, formation of cultural behavior, overcoming bullying, protection of children’s rights, promotion of a healthy lifestyle.

Results: The implementation of the project gained a wide public response and received support at the state level. Thanks to the support of the Center for Professional Development of Teachers and co-financing of the project by the Center for Entrepreneurship Support of Lviv City Council, the comic “The Adventures of Croissant” has become a good educational tool used by educators in Lviv.

Case name: Creating an ecosystem of up-to-date educational spaces for technical specialties at municipal schools of the Dnipro City

What problem does it solve? The non-popularity of technical and engineering professions among young people stems from the lack of quality experience of children’s interaction with technical specialties. 

Results: 5 up-to-date classrooms for technical education at schools of the left bank area of the Dnipro City, also used as a harbor for a number of school-goers from neighboring schools; About 1,000 schoolchildren study mechatronics at school laboratories; 500 students and schoolchildren have already taken an Interpipe Mechatronic Lab program course.

Case name: Promoting Youth Career Development

What problem does it solve? Overcoming the difficulties of employment of students.

Results: As a result of the study, it was decided to choose several vectors: to create a free job fair and inexpensive courses for young people. Courses allow you to master the basics of the profession in 2 weeks. Among the speakers are members of the Head office of companies: Fedoriv KMPG, Imperial Tobacco, Pepsico TechUklon, PUMA, OKKO, Danone, Genesis, Comfy, JTI, Loreal, 1 + 1 ,, Jooble, Yakaboo, UNIT.city, Kyivstar, Yalantis. Participants solve cases under the guidance of professionals, develop both soft and hard skills.

Case name: STEAM-CAMP: Leadership Training Programme for Teachers

What problem does it solve? Implementation of the social partnership program in the cities of its presence, aimed, in particular, at the development of education.

Results: The project helped increase students’ interest in the exact sciences and actually increase the number of young people who will dedicate their lives to technology. The peculiarity of the project is that its impact on the quality of teaching accurate disciplines and student performance can be observed over the years, as teachers have integrated new approaches, techniques and tools in teaching precise subjects in different classes, and share experiences and skills with colleagues.

Case name: Generation A

What problem does it solve? An educational project about agro-education, about the new generation of young people and the training of experienced personnel for the agricultural industry, which allows students to gain unique knowledge in agronomy and management. 

Results: Over the past year Generation A has reached five universities, more than 140 students in the program, about 30 speakers and more than 100 practical lectures and program developments for teachers.