The Hungarian Red Cross and the Coca-Cola Global Foundation support more than 90 disadvantaged women with education

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 03. 12. 11:29

With the support of The Coca-Cola Foundation and the professional management of Hungary’s largest humanitarian organization, the Hungarian Red Cross, the initiative to help train disadvantaged women, announced last year on Women’s Day, continues. Within the framework of the program launched in 2023, almost a hundred of the mothers and refugee women living in the temporary homes of families can currently learn a language and obtain a professional qualification, but they can also receive entrepreneurial training.

In the “New opportunities in the labor market” program this year, it is possible to learn and obtain qualifications in marketable or in-demand professions such as home care, shop assistant, computer data recorder or skilled cleaner, but participants can also obtain a driver’s license. In addition, women with asylum status, partially living in refugee accommodation, can participate in Hungarian as a foreign language or English language courses in order to prosper in the domestic labor market. The program is currently taking place with the involvement of institutions belonging to the Hungarian Red Cross in Budapest and Százhalombatta, as well as organizations in the counties of Bács-Kiskun and Komárom-Esztergom.

“We are involving more than ninety people in the program, ten of whom have already obtained their vocational qualification in Budapest, and seventeen have started training in Százhalombatta. Seventy-five of the refugee women associated with our organizations in the counties of Budapest, Bács-Kiskun and Komárom-Esztergom participate in the program. We also work together with professional partners with the aim that those in the program can even start on the path of becoming an entrepreneur in the future. In the spring, the further training of social professionals will also start with 40 people”

– said Judit Waller-Fekete, social professional leader of the Hungarian Red Cross.

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