Maple Bear Canadian School looking to enter Hungary

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Maple Bear Canadian School announced its intent to enter Hungary, bringing Canadian educational methodology into the country for the first time. Maple Bear is looking for franchisees and investors to set up kindergartens and schools in at least three cities across the country, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

Maple Bear says that its aim is to educate the whole child - physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially, in which three ingredients are fundamental: creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.

"Over 85% of the 2030 jobs are not yet invented according to the Institute for the Future (IFTF). How can education prepare children for jobs that do not exist? What kindergarten and schools should be provided to children to ensure their successful future? Since no one knows what the future holds, the answer is simply encoded in the “learn to learn methodology”. If children are given the skills and love to learn and acquire knowledge they will be prepared to face whatever the challenge and confidently navigate their way in a world of rapid and broad transformations," said Yann Bidan, general manager of Maple Bear Central and Eastern Europe.

“We entered Central & Eastern Europe in 2019 and found partners for three Kindergartens in Romania and one Kindergarten & Elementary School in Bulgaria. During 2020-2021 we consolidated our partnership in Romania and Bulgaria with three additional franchisees and we expanded our footprint successfully adding kindergartens and schools for the children in Tirana, Albania, Belgrade, Serbia, and Kiev, Ukraine to our operations. We are convinced now that Maple Bear is a success in the region as it is in the other parts of the world," he added.

"We are looking for franchisees and investors to set up Maple Bear kindergartens and schools in at least three cities in Hungary. Usually, our partners are entrepreneurs and investors new to the Education Sector who would like to offer one of the best educational systems and teaching methodologies in the world to the children of their country or already owners of private educational centers wishing to diversify and improve their offer. Our kindergartens and schools have unique positioning on the market. Maple Bear schools are not international but local schools. They offer full Canadian bilingual teaching methodologies & strategies utilizing Canadian and local curricula. This opens up many more educational options for Maple Bear students locally and internationally," added Bidan.

Canada's educational system is constantly ranking among the top five countries in the world according to OECD PISA international students’ assessment. It also ranks as the best among all English-speaking countries in the world and is steadily ranking among the top performers worldwide, ahead of the results of the economic leaders in Europe (France, the United Kingdom, and Germany).

Since 1994, the Canadian education system applies a methodology that fully develops the child's personality - physically and intellectually, emotionally, and socially - focusing on learning the key skills for future success.

According to the press release, Canadian education is as well proven to work well with any culture. According to BBC News, more than 33% of the children in the Canadian schools have both parents coming from different countries the children of newly-arrived, migrant families seem to integrate rapidly enough to perform at the same high level as their classmates.

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