bp on behalf of its co-venturers in the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, Shah Deniz and South Caucasus Pipeline projects – SOCAR, TPAO, LUKOIL, NICO, MOL, Equinor, SGC, INPEX, ExxonMobil, ITOCHU, TotalEnergies, Eni, ONGCVidesh – today announced the successful completion of a social investment project that offers new teaching and learning content and enhances distant learning opportunities for high schools in Azerbaijan.
The project mainly focused on developing extra-curricular content for online lessons on career planning, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. The ready content was then recorded and presented as video lessons via public and online TVs and other digital channels. These included 10 lessons on entrepreneurship, nine on financial literacy and two on career planning. Some of the video lessons such as “I am Entrepreneur”, “My Budget”, “My Future” became quite popular on the Ministry of Education YouTube channel which has around 114,000 followers.
In addition, the project offered special learning programmes based on nine online interviews with successful career makers from across the public and private sectors. These were interactive discussions on such topics as employment trends, career paths and job requirements.
The project also aimed to support the Ministry of Education in developing content for extracurricular classes on financial literacy and entrepreneurship. The Ministry has already started using this content at 30 schools throughout the country. In preparation for these classes, online training was arranged for a group of teachers from the selected schools of Baku, Absheron, Sumgait, Ganja, Mingachevir, Masally, Gakh, Zagatala, Gabala, and the teachers were provided with a specifically developed teaching guide.
" We believe the project has delivered valuable teaching and learning content which can be used both online and for live classes. The Ministry of Education is already piloting it at 30 schools covering 3,230 students, 64 teachers and 122 classes. In broad terms, every person should have good knowledge of career planning, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. The earlier you acquire this knowledge the more prepared you will be to meet challenges that arise in every job. We hope our
project will help many young people prepare themselves for a successful career path."
The project cost was 60,000 AZN ($35,300) with the duration of 11 months.
The project was implemented by the public union Junior Achievement Azerbaijan.
Notes to editors
bp has been present in Azerbaijan for 30 years safely, efficiently and reliably operating major oil and gas exploration, development and transportation projects. To date, together with its co-venturers, bp has invested around $84 billion into projects it operates in the country. In Azerbaijan, we are committed to supporting sustainability efforts focusing on the areas where we believe we can make the most difference.
Our extensive social investment activities and capacity-building efforts in the country have had a positive impact and brought tangible benefits to people, improving their lives and making a difference.
Our social investments cover such areas as building local capabilities, education, development of communities, local enterprises, the environment, sporting potential as well as research and promotion of the country’s rich cultural heritage. Overall, since the start, bp itself and together with its co-venturers in the joint ventures that bp operates in Azerbaijan, has spent around $103 million on social investment projects in this country.
In Azerbaijan, bp directly employs around 2,268 Azerbaijani citizens who make over 90 per cent of the company’s professional staff.
For more information about bp and its co-venturers’ social investment projects please visit the bp Azerbaijan site at www.bp.com/azerbaijan
Tamam Bayatly at bp’s press office in Baku.
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