CKB donated funds to the Capital City for the construction of the Children's Home
The Mayor of Podgorica Ivan Vuković and the Chairperson of the Management Board of CKB Tamás Kamarási signed an agreement on donation to the Capital City for the construction of the Children's Home in Tološi - a new social service supporting the fight against all forms of violence against children.
"This agreement, worth 30,000 euros, will enable us to launch new social service named Children's Home by the end of this year. Specifically, for this money, we will buy a facility with an area of 80 square meters, which will be on our plot located in Tološi. In that facility, a multidisciplinary team that we will be formed in the meantime will work on raising awareness about the problem of violence against children. So, on the one hand, that social service will have an educational character, and on the other hand, it will provide urgent accommodation for children who are the victims of violence. We hope that there will be no need for that, but I am afraid that, as things currently stand, this will be the case", said Vuković and reminded of the very positive experience with the Health Center.
Unfortunately, as stated by the representatives of the Capital City, all statistics made in the last ten years indicate that in Montenegro there is a serious problem not only with the number of cases of violence, but also with the way the community perceives it, or, as they say, "we relativize and, in some way, justify it”.
"This is a way to provide a systematic response to the problem of violence against children, and I am very grateful to our partners from CKB and to my deputy, dr. Vujačić, who in a way introduced this initiative," Vuković stated.
The Chairperson of the Management Board of Crnogorska Komercijalna Banka, Tamás Kamarási, emphasized that the construction of the Children's Home increases the capacity for professional support and rehabilitation of children who are victims of violence, and that this is an initiative that CKB gladly supported.
"This new social service of the Capital City will enable them to stay in a safe environment, but also to be looked after and cared for. By donating funds for the construction of the Children's Home, CKB continues to be a partner in all initiatives which enable us to take preventive actions and provide even more decisive response to a challenge the society is faced with, said Kamarási. He also stated that through the implemented initiatives and also as a member of the UNICEF Business Council for the Children Rights, CKB is committed to improving the position of children and youth in Montenegro.