Road safety for school students | ŠKODA | Traffic education
At the start of each school year, from September to October, ŠKODA joins forces with its dealers in Russia to run ŠKODA Krokha, a nationwide road-safety project for children aged 7 to 10 years. Launched in 2011, the initiative includes information events presented in entertaining ways, plus an additional online element to teach children about the Highway Code and safe road behavior. In 2020, around 1.031 children from 17 cities in Russia attended road-safety classes and learned about correct behavior in road situations as part of the project.
Sponsoring junior ice hockey | ŠKODA | Sports
ŠKODA AUTO Russia has extended the company’s partnership and cooperation with the Russian Ice Hockey Federation and National Ice Hockey Team to include active support for junior ice hockey. The ŠKODA Junior International Hockey Cup is a major international tournament for 12-year-old athletes from all over Russia and other countries, aiming to promote sporting activities for children and young people. In 2020, the project wasn’t realized due to Covid-19.
Vehicles for SOS Children’s Villages | ŠKODA | Equal opportunities
ŠKODA AUTO Russia is part of Volkswagen Group Russia, and has been supporting the well-known charity SOS Children’s Villages since 2011. The charity currently uses 13 ŠKODA cars – KAROQ and KODIAQ models and one VW Crafter – in the different territories in which it has a presence; the vehicles give charity staff the mobility they need to travel around such a large country, the vehicles are also used for regular Village’s needs. Bringing children to school, to a doctor, for excursions – that is the main purpose of available cars. Cars remain in the ownership of VGR; ŠKODA provides each Children’s Village with a car for one year, and at the end of the year, either refurbishes or replaces the vehicle. Whenever a new generation of the model is present, the cars are replaced in order to display the actual model range of the brand. All cars bear the logos of ŠKODA and SOS Children’s Villages.
Volkswagen Junior Masters football tournament | Volkswagen Group Rus | Sports
Tenth anniversary Volkswagen Junior Masters football tournament took place in 2019, signifying Volkswagen long-term commitment to children’s sport. Volkswagen fully supports the arrangement of the events, including specialized lectures and master classes throughout Volkswagen dealer network, stadium rental, sports uniforms. Young players aged 11 to 13 represent 20 teams from 20 cities and joyfully take part in this celebration of football. The tournament takes place once every two years.
Volkswagen Russia Passenger Cars/Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Children’s hospice | Volkswagen Group Rus | Regional support
Project of Volkswagen Russia Passenger Cars/Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Children’s hospice develops a mobile palliative care network for children who cannot stay in hospitals. Mobile teams of doctors provide assistance directly at home with help of provided POLO in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Orel regions.