2021-09-13 01:09

"Yandex announces the creation of the Segalovich Foundation, which will bring together educational IT projects

"Yandex has created the Ilya Segalovich Foundation named after the company's co-founder, it will bring together the company's non-profit educational projects, organizations and public initiatives that are engaged in the development of accessible and high-quality education in the field of mathematics and IT.

It is specified that in the 15 years since the launch of educational programs "Yandex", about 6 million people have gone through them. In 2019, the company launched a permanent corporate program of development of educational environment with the help of technology with investments of 5 billion rubles until 2023. Now this work will continue on the basis of the Segalovich Foundation and will be strengthened by grants.

The main tasks of the Foundation: to make modern IT and mathematics education accessible, to develop the sphere of education with the help of data, methods and technologies accessible to all, to support teachers and the professional community, to participate in projects that strengthen people's aspiration for knowledge, science and culture.

The Segalovich Foundation will develop its own projects as well as make grants to organizations and public initiatives. The total sum of grants in 2022 will make 250 million rubles. Grant contenders' projects will be judged by experts from the foundation - representatives of the field of education, well-known public figures and Yandex managers. The names of the experts and grant programmes will be announced on 10 November at the Yandex conference on education YaC/e.

Ilya Segalovich is one of the founders of the company, the creator of the first version of the search engine and the author of the word Yandex, one of the organizers of the Maria's Children rehabilitation art center.

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Author: Karina Kamalova