János Áder creates a foundation for orphaned children!

The foundation helps children orphaned by the coronavirus

János Áder creates a foundation for orphaned children!

Thank you, Mr President.

János Áder said that during the first and second waves of the coronavirus epidemic, not much news could be heard as it is now, during the third wave: young people, parents raising young children die and children remain orphaned.

“For weeks, my wife and I have been thinking about how I could be helped in this situation. I wondered how many families and how many children may have been affected by this epidemic: there are more than six hundred children and more than four hundred families, ”the President of the Republic pointed out. He added that the affected children should be helped financially at least until they reach the age of majority or until they get a profession, possibly a degree.

He said about the foundation, the legal preparatory work had been completed, the memorandum of association had already been completed; “In a legal sense”, the founder was János Áder and his wife was a member of the board of trustees, and he also invited Emőke Bagdi, a clinical psychologist and physicist Diána Ürge-Vorsatz, who said yes. He added that the foundation has not yet been registered - court proceedings will start next week - so they cannot accept a donation for the time being.

The foundation starts from five million forints, which according to the President of the Republic is "their own savings". At the same time, János Áder is confident that support will come from his circle of acquaintances, even from a wider circle. He stressed that without the help of municipalities, mayors and clerks, this program could not be successful, as they know the families involved and also exactly what financial support is needed.

He also said that they thought a lot about the name of the foundation, and in the end they chose the name of István Regőczi, because the Catholic priest took care of orphaned children all his life, even before the Second World War.


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