Backs Better Education for Disadvantaged Children in Bratislava

International tax refund provider is sponsoring a tutor at the Fortuna social centre in Bratislava to help ensure disadvantaged children have access to better education.'s Ilian Pavlov in the classroom at Fortuna's Ilian Pavlov in the classroom at Fortuna
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Oct. 23, 2009 - PRLog -- Bratislava, Slovakia - Less fortunate children now have the opportunity to get a better education and a better future thanks to sponsorship by

The company, which provides tax refund services for Slovakians working in the UK, Ireland and 14 other countries, is sponsoring the salary of an experienced professor to help children living in the Fortuna social centre in Bratislava.

The centre is run by non-government organisation Usmev ako Dar and the aim of the project is to assist children with their school topics, develop their personalities and potential and create a positive attitude towards education. worked with Usmev ako Dar in 2008 to a complete crisis centre in Dolny Kubin.

Fortuna accommodates about 80 struggling families including 68 children aged 7 to 16 and 23 young adults. Most of the residents are families from low social-cultural backgrounds. The parents do not know how to effectively educate their children and education is not considered as having significant value for getting a good job or for successful inclusion in society.

“Because of weak school results these children often need to attend special schools, however this is not because of their intellect but because of lack of support from their families,” Ms. Martina Kravarova from Usmev ako Dar said.

“We are very happy that takes care of our community and has helped us again this year.”

Experienced professor Mr Jozef Fiala has been hired to tutor the children.

“I’m very thankful to that I have the opportunity to share my years of experience and knowledge with less fortunate children – this means a lot to me,” Fiala said.

“Children are like growing flowers that need special care in order to develop their personalities. If this is missing the wind can easily break them. It’s marvellous that companies are taking care of these children and I will approach each child with individual responsibility.” Marketing Manager Ilian Pavlov said he was delighted to have another opportunity to support Slovakian families in need with the help of Usmev ako Dar.

“All of us in are very happy that we are able to help children with their education because they will be creating our future.” Pavlov said. “I’m confident that Mr Fiala will help the children with their school topics and nurture their passion for knowledge and education.”

The project will continue for 3-9 months and is part of’s International Community Outreach Programme.

Media Contact: Ilian Pavlov  +421 2 5464 0471

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