November 21, 2019
White Cross – Hungary Bilingual Education Support
GoalThis White Cross project seeks to raise $17,250 to provide a high-quality bilingual education for students in Téglás, Hungary.
SummaryThe goal of this project is to improve the quality of the bilingual program in Téglás, encourage the teaching staff by compensating them to ensure their enthusiasm and reward their extra efforts, and increase the popularity of the program in the community.
DescriptionHungary is one of the most economically-depressed countries in the European Union, and the small towns in the eastern part of the country are even more isolated and economically disadvantaged. The average national income is a mere $600 a month, and most who live here make less than the average. Those who speak English have much greater educational and economic opportunities.
The bilingual program is open to all students, but there are expenses for extra books and a final language exam that create quite a hardship on families. If students pass that exam it will help them get into good high schools and universities. These exams are even recognized by many employers, private and public. The English teachers spend a lot of extra time preparing and finding materials when the school or families cannot afford to buy class sets. The teachers take great pride in this program, knowing mastery of English will give their students a tangible head-start in education and the job market.
Suggested Gifts$5,750 would fund one year of the project by providing teaching materials, textbooks, field trips and cultural experiences during the school year, and offsetting a portion of teacher compensation.
$2000 will fund the educational technology and pc applications
$1,000 would provide stipends for teachers' compensation