On April 20, Softline took part in a hackathon organized for orphaned children from all around Moscow Region. The company sponsored the event and provided the hackathon participants with personal laptops for further training. Softline’s Vice President for Investments Elena Volotovskaya and Head of Investor Relations Nikolay Sudarikov hosted the event and encouraged the children to keep investing in their technology skills.
"Steve Jobs said: ‘Computers are like a bicycle for our minds.’ I believe that in every region, all kids and teenagers should have the opportunity to learn basics of IT, get computer training and advance in it if they want to. I wish these children to join the ranks of successful Russian programmers in the future, and we will provide all the necessary assistance and share our knowledge and expertise with them to support them in their learning journey, " with these words Elena Volotovskaya, Vice President for Investments of Softline, concluded the ceremony of awarding the project participants.⠀
All the hackathon participants, which was organized on the basis of the "Phystech Lyceum" named after P.L. Kapitsa, were pupils of orphanages from all around Moscow. They made their own individual projects for gamming platforms and websites. The hackathon took place within the framework of the “Non-virtual space” project, organized by the Istok charitable foundation for social programs in Moscow.
“Supporting charitable and social initiatives and increasing digital literacy are integral parts of our social corporate responsibility projects. We invest in social development in all the countries we are currently present, and we want to contribute to build a favorable life and work environment for future generations. Softline is committed to doing business responsibly integrating these ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) initiatives into every business process,” added Nikolay Sudarikov, Head of Investor Relations at Softline.⠀