Businesses to Invest in the Education of the Next Generation

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Businesses to Invest in the Education of the Next Generation

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GE invests a great amount in the development of Hungarian Communities, for example, creating 25,000 jobs with 3 banks, 17 factories and 5 technology centers. Eszter Szabo, Regional Leader, GE Corporate Communications & Public Affairs explains it as “…we invest in the future of the region.”

GE provides philanthropic support to the development of human capital in the Central and Eastern European region through progressive education projects, such as the GE Foundation Opening Doors secondary school talent development program, aimed to hasten the evolution of an underprivileged region in Hungary. This story touches on the effects of GE’s efforts in education and development in Hungary.

 

Friday, April 29, 2011 - 3:00pm

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"As one of the major global investors and employers in the CEE region (25,000 employees, 3 banks, 17 factories and 5 technology centers), General Electric Company (GE) contributes to the development of the communities where we live and work in meaningful ways. In short, we invest in the future of the region", explained Eszter Szabo, Regional Leader, GE Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Central and Eastern Europe & Turkey. Funded by the GE Foundation and with contribution from GE Volunteers, GE has been providing philanthropic support to the development of human capital in the Central and Eastern European region through innovative education projects for eight years. These projects are designed to develop talents, who are open to the world, and can help accelerate progress and improve the competitiveness of Hungary and the Central European region by being able to promote cross-border cooperation. "Knowledge is power, and man's capacity to act is in proportion to his knowledge", Eszter Szabo quoted the words of 16th-century British philosopher Francis Bacon. She added: GE has developed and run successfully two unique education programs in the region. 

 
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GE (NYSE: GE) is an advanced technology, services and finance company taking on the world’s toughest challenges. Dedicated to innovation in energy, health, transportation and infrastructure, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.ge.com.
 
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Keywords: Volunteerism & Community Engagement | Education | Eszter Szabo | GE | GE Foundation Scholar- Leader Program | GE foundation | Hungary | Opening Doors progam | work

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