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Debrecen named talent-friendly local government

The talent program of the Hungarian municipality receives great acclaim

  • August 06, 2019 17:30
  • Author Aseniya Dimitrova
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Source: János Miskolczi/ Debrecen.hu

This year Debrecen has been awarded the Talent Friendly Self-Government Award by the National Talent Program of the Ministry of Human Resources in Hungary. The distinction was given for the talent development program in place in the city. The Talent-Friendly Municipality is awarded to those municipalities that continually support and identify talented young people.

This year, talented young people from Debrecen, were able to go to the Agora Science Adventure Centre for summer camps. Thirty selected children participated in the talent development program during the two-week summer camp. Deputy Mayor Diana Wide also visited the children at the summer camp. She said that the Family and Child Welfare Centre and the Debrecen Charity Board are helping hundreds of disadvantaged, struggling families each day. One of Debrecen's important tasks, Wide believes, is to highlight and support such talented children.

Almost 2,500 children have participated in Agora's summer camps in recent years and have become acquainted with science through games. The adventure centre opens up new vistas for talent development and education through its activities and unique set of tools. Here, children can not only look into the mysteries of physics, chemistry, robotics, biology, environmental science and astronomy, research, investigate and experiment, but also discover which science field appeals to them most.

In September, the Debrecen Charity Board's Talent Care Program will be launched, with a donation from the Debrecen City Hall. The board devotes part of the donation to talent development for disadvantaged children, with professional background provided by the Debrecen Tank District Centre. Thirty children from the board member organizations will have the opportunity to participate and learn IT and a foreign language. In addition to studies, the Debrecen Charity Board also organizes community building programs.

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