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Porsche Finance Group Romania partners UNICEF to set up Resource Centre for Parents and Children

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Chalk it up: a child improves her art skills at the centre

Porsche Finance Group Romania has contributed to the opening of the first Resource Centre for Parents and Children in Medgidia. Through parenting courses given at the centre, mothers and fathers will have the opportunity to improve their child-rearing knowledge and practices.

Kurt Leitner, CEO of Porsche Finance Group Romania, sole partner in the project, said: “We support long-term partnerships – both partnerships with our customers and with outside entities and the local community. We think that our role goes beyond the business environment and we believe in family values. That is why we have decided to form a partnership with UNICEF to establish the first Resource Centre for Parents and Children in the city of Medgidia.”

The company, a provider of integrated financial services for the purchase of Porsche vehicles, has put up EUR 25,000 to help refurbish the centre, fund the necessary materials and cover the training expenses.
The main goal of the parenting courses is to encourage parents to consider their own lives and how they relate to their children, allowing them to make the best choices for their families.

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Children enjoy playing at the Resource Centre for Parents and Children in Medgidia

The program, which kicked off on May 31, 2010, starts from the premise that parenting is necessary not only for children, but also for the further development and social emancipation of individuals. During the meetings the parent is valued as an individual, for their identity outside the role of parent which they must perform in their everyday life.

While improving their knowledge of themselves and their new role as parents, the trainees will learn to feel more comfortable, allowing them to grant the required attention to the balanced development of their children.

By July 2010, the new centre had hosted eight parenting courses of eight sessions each, based on the Holt module, “How to become better parents”. To date, 86 young mothers have taken these courses and over 180 children have benefitted from the programme.



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