Wing Supports Program for Development of Disadvantaged Children

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Wing is providing a donation of a total of HUF 7 million to support the work of the SOS Children’s Villages. In addition to a donation of HUF 5 mln to be used for the organization’s general operations, the company is providing a further HUF 2 mln for the implementation of the Recode Your Life program, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

The initiative Recode Your Life by SOS is a one-year program for disadvantaged children who are struggling with low motivation and underperformance. The project is a joint initiative of the SOS Children’s Villages and the Global Human Dignity Foundation (GHDF). It provides 100 children – 80 Hungarian and 20 Ukrainian refugees – with personality development and confidence-building support, as well as English-language instruction and classes in coding.

The experts of the program use methods custom-tailored to the children and work closely with families through special motivational tools to help prepare them as well as possible for the labor market. Individual attention and comprehensive programs to aid participants’ integration are key features of the approach. The young people participating in the program also receive a scholarship, which in addition to serving as a motivational tool also helps teach financial skills.

“The knowledge acquired by participants of the Recode Your Life by SOS project lay the foundations of the children’s private lives as well as their professional futures. We are delighted to have the ability to implement this program this year, in part thanks to the donation. The project will help Hungarian children as well as Ukrainian children who have fled to Hungary from the war,” said Ágnes Romet-Balla, director of fundraising and communications of the SOS Children’s Villages Hungary Foundation.

Noah Steinberg, chairman & CEO of Wing notes, ”The success of the future depends on young people. As a leading Hungarian and regional real estate company, we believe it is important to support the development of younger generations and to assist those who are disadvantaged or who must overcome greater obstacles to get ahead." 

"We have therefore decided this year to provide the SOS Children’s Villages with a contribution, in addition to our regular donations provided since 2018, for the Recode Your Life by SOS program as well. It was an important consideration for us that the program includes children fleeing to Hungary from the war," he adds.

Wing has been a supporter of the work of SOS Children's Villages each year since 2018.

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