A new light in students’ lives at the Ekimovsky school in Russia

    April 08, 2021


    Ekimovsky school, a residential care facility that’s home to around 100 children with special needs, is brightened through new lighting


    Ekimovsky school is a residential care facility, hosting about 100 children with special needs. They regard this place as their home and each other as their family.

    The lighting infrastructure of the buildings was constructed in the 1960s. It was in dire need of modernization when volunteers from Signify Russia helped to completely retrofit the entire facility. They enthusiastically installed high-quality LED luminaires on all four floors of both buildings at the school, including classrooms, a gym, the library, corridors, living rooms, and bathrooms.

    Students in the Russian Ekimovsky school
    Gym in a Russian school

    It’s amazing to feel the difference between how it was then and now. It is incredible what lighting can do. The atmosphere became more comfortable, livable and brighter.”


    Vladimir Andreev

    Director of Ekimovsky school

    Students in the Russian Ekimovsky school
    The Russian Ekimovsky school from outside

    About the author:

    Natalia Neverskaya

    Natalia Neverskaya

    Integrated Communications Manager


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    Signify Global Integrated Communications
    Neil Pattie
    Tel: + 31 6 15 08 48 17

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