OMV Petrom has successfully completed the “Road to Online School” campaign. Over 2,500 students from disadvantaged backgrounds received tablets, interactive whiteboards and internet subscriptions needed to participate in school classes, in the digital environment. OMV Petrom contributed 90,000 euros to the campaign.
The campaign was carried out with the support of Petrom, Mastercard and Narada stations, an NGO whose mission is to support education.
“We connected to the online school students who never had a smartphone or a tablet, we brought the internet and technology to vulnerable communities, we connected students and teachers. I thank the partners and all those who donated using the application on the site,” said Radu Căprău, member of the Management Board of OMV Petrom, responsible for Downstream Oil.
The year 2020 meant the sudden and forced disconnection from education of over 250,000 children in Romania. The chronic absenteeism that naturally followed this situation deepened their social and financial obstacles, but also their chances for a better future, according to the Ministry of Education. Through the crowdfunding platform, Narada reached a number of 4,354 students from all over the country with hardware technology solutions – mobile devices or internet access, 2,590 of them being reconnected to education with the support of Petrom.