Arctic Schools: Murmansk Region upgrades 100 school and kindergarten facilities
Authorities in the Murmansk Region have completed most of the work to upgrade school properties under the Arctic Schools program. In all, 13 gyms, 11 canteens, 19 public spaces, 18 classrooms and four greenhouses got upgrades.
According to Murmansk Region Governor Andrei Chibis, greenhouse construction and renovation projects received funding in 2022 for the first time. In the past, this practice was widespread at local secondary education institutions. This year, 35 kindergartens joined the Arctic Schools program for the first time and were also renovated.
“In 2022, we invested over 263 million rubles in renovating 100 properties. The Arctic Schools project provides a good opportunity for educational institutions to be upgraded, apart from other programs that we finance. Since its inception two years ago, 98 schools in the Murmansk Region, or 61 percent, have joined it,” the governor said.
He also noted that some schools had already received a second updated space under the regional program.
“It is important that the project provides young Northerners with modern infrastructure and new opportunities for self-development,” Andrei Chibis said in conclusion.
Schools and kindergartens are getting new updated spaces under the Living in the North strategic development plan for the Murmansk Region.