In Tatarstan, trade union grants have been established to implement the bold ideas of the territorial councils of young teachers. Having successfully defended the project, you can get from 30 to 100 thousand rubles for its implementation. Over the past two years, the republican organization of the All-Russian Trade Union of Education has supported eight initiatives, allocating half a million rubles. This year, the councils of young teachers from Aznakayevo, Buinsk, Almetyevsk, Leninogorsk and the Sovetsky district of Kazan became the owners of the trade union grant. In addition, ten leaders of the youth pedagogical movement received trade union scholarships of 20,000 rubles each. The solemn award ceremony was held in the Kazan Palace of Labor.

Holders of trade union grants and scholarships gathered over a cup of tea

Among the most successful projects that have already started working is a weekend club for young employees of kindergartens. The author of the idea is the chairman of the Council of Young Teachers from Nizhnekamsk, Alsu Girfanova. Having received a trade union grant in the amount of 100 thousand rubles, she opened a club on the basis of the city kindergarten No. 44, where she works as an educator for teaching the Tatar and Russian languages. During the year the project became popular, the club is regularly visited by 50 people. For young people from various preschool institutions, under the guidance of experienced instructors, fitness classes, step aerobics, and neurogymnastics are organized. At first, training took place on a day off, but over time, weekdays turned out to be preferable.

– The idea to open a sports club was not accidental, – says Alsu Girfanova. – 650 young teachers work in preschool educational organizations of our city. When we conducted a survey among them, it turned out that most of their free time is spent at the computer or in front of the TV screen. When asked why they don’t go in for sports, many answered that they couldn’t afford to spend 30 thousand rubles on an annual subscription to a fitness center.

All club activities are free. Grant funds were used to purchase sports equipment: step platforms, dumbbells, jump ropes.

“We are glad that our project has not only not slowed down over the year, but is also actively developing,” says Alsou. – In addition to training, there are lectures on proper nutrition, psychological training.

Most recently, the club received an additional grant in the amount of 170,000 rubles. This time from the Ministry of Youth Affairs of the Republic of Tatarstan. Young teachers bought special hexagonal trampolines for the jumping section and now they are sure that there will be more visitors.

Another successful project with the help of trade union funds was launched in the Laishevsky district of Tatarstan. At the initiative of a young teacher Anastasia Prokopenko, a gym for teachers was opened in her native rural Sokurovskaya school, where there is a 100% trade union membership.

“Our teachers have long dreamed of having their own place for sports,” says Anastasia. – Many of them are at school from morning to evening, so it is very convenient.

The gym is small. From the equipment: power station, exercise bike, bench for the press, dumbbells. But that’s enough to keep you in shape.

“When we were just starting the project, we had several sessions with professional trainers, told our colleagues how to properly plan our training,” adds Anastasia. – Now each of the 50 employees of our school can study here independently.

This year, the councils of young teachers from Aznakayevo, Buinsk, Almetyevsk, Leninogorsk and the Sovetsky district of Kazan became the owners of the trade union grant.

The largest grant of this year went to representatives of the Aznakaevsky district

The largest amounts – 75 and 50 thousand rubles – will be invested in projects aimed at promoting the federal bonus program for members of the Profcards trade union. For example, the chairman of the Council of Young Teachers of the Aznakaevsky district, Laysan Gareeva, plans not only to register all school employees in the district (and this is 1,200 people) in the loyalty program, but also to ensure that at least 40 percent of them start using the service.

“Now only 279 trade union members are registered in Profcards in the Aznakaevsky district, and most of them are employees of kindergartens,” says Laysan. – When we conducted the survey, it turned out that 39.5 percent of respondents had not heard anything about the new service at all.

Laysan Gareeva will not be the only one to introduce colleagues to the trade union bonus program. Young teachers from 22 schools will join the project. Until May, the team plans to publish booklets with step-by-step instructions, organize dozens of informational meetings in teams, and provide practical assistance to trade union members in installing the Profcards mobile application.

Ceremonial presentation of trade union grants. On the right, the author of the Profcards Headliners project, Yana SABIROV, from Buinsk

A similar project belongs to Yana Sabirova, chairperson of the SMP of the Buinsky district, who herself is an active user of the federal bonus program.

According to Yana, the All-Russian Trade Union of Education has developed a unique tool, because when making purchases using Profcards, you can get cashback not with bonuses, but with real money. In addition, the program does not cancel discounts and refunds of other services.

“In the Buinsky district, only 20 percent of trade union members are registered in the federal bonus program, and only a few use it at all,” says Yana Sabirova. – So the task of Profcards headliners, which will be members of the district Council of Young Teachers, is to show the benefits of the program to the widest possible range of teachers, especially our young colleagues – there are more than a hundred of them in the municipality.

The chairmen of the councils of young teachers of the Almetyevsk and Leninogorsk regions of the republic also received a trade union grant to implement their ideas. 50,000 rubles were allocated for the projects of Guzel Akhmadiyeva and Nadezhda Melnikova, dedicated to improving the speech culture of young professionals. 30 thousand rubles went to the Association of Young Teachers of the Sovetsky District of Kazan for the development of guidelines for career guidance.

A total of 25 different projects were presented this year. According to the head of the project office of the Council of Young Teachers of the Republic Dmitry Shakirzyanov, there are many interesting ones among them. For example, the expert commission liked the projects related to the choice of a profession, the preservation and enhancement of family values. Matvey Alexandrov from Nizhnekamsk had an interesting idea. His Environment for Environment project aims to address the shortage of young leadership cadres.

“There are many good initiatives,” Dmitry sums up, “now the task is not just to generate ideas, but to learn how to package and present them. It is important that the authors understand in detail how they will bring their ideas to life. I would also like more projects aimed at developing the trade union movement.”



Trade union grants are not the only measure of financial support for the teaching youth of the republic. For 7 years now a trade union scholarship has been awarded in Tatarstan. Every year, ten of the most active chairmen of the councils of young teachers and trade unionists receive 20,000 rubles each. For these purposes, the republican organization of the All-Russian Trade Union of Education spent almost one and a half million rubles. This year, ten scholarship holders include representatives of Aznakaevsky, Almetevsky, Buinsky, Verkhneuslonsky, Leninogorsky, Nizhnekamsky municipal districts of the republic, as well as young teachers from Kazan and Naberezhnye Chelny. The solemn awarding of scholarships took place on November 30 at the Kazan Palace of Labor.