Eurobank equipped a virtual bank classroom in the “Bosa Milićević” secondary economics school
14 February 2020.
Subotica, February 12, 2020
The third donation within Eurobank’s “School Designed for You” project was granted to the “Bosa Milićević” Secondary Economics School in Subotica.
– The third donation within Eurobank’s “School Designed for You” project was granted to the “Bosa Milićević” Secondary Economics School in Subotica. More than 1.2 million dinars raised through the “Eurobank Big Heart” MasterCard affinity credit card was invested in the modernisation of a virtual bank classroom. The new computer equipment will be particularly beneficial for students of the “Banking and Insurance Clerk’ educational profile, who will now be able to actively develop their knowledge in a high-quality manner and in real-life conditions.
“I am very glad that we are continuing with our CSR project “School Designed for You”, aimed at providing better learning and working conditions in secondary economics schools across Serbia, in 2020 as well. Support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development and a large number of clients - users of the MasterCard affinity credit card, is very important to us. Today, we have opened the door of a refurbished virtual bank classroom in Subotica, providing students of the “Bosa Milićević” Secondary School with an opportunity to prepare for their future profession in a high-quality manner and in real-life conditions. In addition to the donations in computer equipment, the project has another very significant component. Through lectures of Eurobank employees, students of secondary economics schools gain new theoretical and practical knowledge about banking” - said Slavica Pavlović, President of the Executive Board in Eurobank.
“Within the Memorandum signed between Eurobank and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, another example of socially beneficial collaboration was initiated, focusing on developing and enhancing secondary education at the territory of the Republic of Serbia. Today, the “Bosa Milićević” Secondary Economics School in Subotica is opening the door to banking with the third standalone donation within Eurobank’s “School Designed for You” project. The school now has a virtual bank classroom with the latest equipment. The donation worth 1.2 million dinars will be used by students of the “Bosa Milićević” Secondary Economics School in Subotica. Furthermore, the Bank will provide students with internship in its branches and with education about ongoing banking topics by the Bank employees as visiting lecturers in the school. Its example will further be followed by other secondary schools across Serbia. In this manner, we share common interests and values in the area of development and enhancement of both secondary school education and education as a whole” – said Aleksandar Pajić, PhD, special advisor of the Minister for secondary and adult education.
“Owing to this donation, students will practice by performing tasks under the same conditions and procedures as in a real bank and they will be prepared to work after graduation as bank clerks, including handling of vault, transactions, securities, accounts and loans of retail and corporate clients and other tasks. Thus our school becomes a more useful partner of the local community and a more competitive and sophisticated institution. It is a huge improvement for the students, parents, local community and school,“ said Imre Zombori, the School Principal.
The Eurobank Big Heart MasterCard payment card is a standard credit card with additional humanitarian value. It was designed by a student of the Secondary Arts School in Niš. Every time you make a payment or withdraw money from an ATM using the card, the Bank earmarks a portion of its proceeds and redirects them to secondary schools across Serbia. The funds are intended for equipping and upgrading classrooms and workrooms.
Ongoing use of the Eurobank Big Heart credit card contributes to an important charitable goal — equipping and modernisation of secondary schools in Serbia.