Meetings and consultations are the fundamental basis of KPO activity in the area of corporate social responsibility. The existing dialogue in the format of Village Councils with local communities allows KPO to answer their questions, discuss suggestions and initiatives as they arise, helping to address their concerns.
The Village Councils help identify priorities for KPO’s social investment in the villages. These bodies were established in 2005 as provided by a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Burlin District Akimat, the District Maslikhat and KPO.
In 2021, nine Village Councils meetings were held in the Priuralnyi, Zharsuat and Uspenovskiy rural districts, three of which were arranged online due to COVID-19 restrictions. During the meetings, the local residents were informed of the KPO Community Development Programmes for 2021, KPO Environmental Monitoring Programme, as well as on the progress of seven second-year students from these rural districts who study in colleges and universities of Uralsk under the KPO Scholarship Programme.
As part of the Community Development Programme, KPO provided 65 vouchers for the elderly of Burlin district for health recreation in the Akzhaiyk Sanatorium. Given the strict sanitarian and epidemiological requirements during the Coronavirus pandemic, the vouchers were provided for vaccinated pensioners only.