“The Thousand Lakes charity”
Specta cooperation with regional communities is based on strategic programs in such areas as employment and occupational guidance, environmental protection, educational support, child & family care, the support of culture, science and sport. To develop these programs, Mr. Erik Helin, CEO of Specta Group, initiated the foundation of the Thousand Lakes charity in 2013. The funding is coming from voluntary donations made by Erik & Natasha Helin, their friends, from Specta Group and its clients and business partners.
One of the main fund activities is granting the talented students of state universities and schools in the Kostroma region. The Thousand Lakes cooperates with such state educational institutions as Kostroma State University of Technology and the ‘Ipatiev Sloboda’ Children’s Creative Center in Kostroma. The result of this cooperation in 2014-2017 was the grant programs supporting the best students who succeeded in science, arts and creativity.
Annually the Fund organizes charity events and provides computer equipment for foster children from Volzhsky and Ostrovsky orphan children support centers.