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Twelve women with weak social relationships and the risk of domestic violence took from the hands of the spouse of the President of the Slovak Republic on 27th August 2010 documents concerning the successful completion of an intensive course. 29 – days training program was implemented by the civic association Pink Telephone OZ, in cooperation with the European Social Fund in the Bratislava Region. "I am glad that you have successfully completed this training course. I hope you will also take advantage of the acquired knowledge – that you will succeed in employing yourself and thus apply it in practice," said Mrs. Gašparovičová, who in her Slovak Foundation of Silvia Gašparovičová – Education and Health for Everybody intends to continue vigorously to help women with children who are in difficult life situation.
Participants increased not only their communication skills but also computer skills, and learnd how to set up an own business plan. Some women got already a job offer or invitation to a selection proceeding. Others are considering setting up an own business.
Some of them got to know themselves better – same as Mrs. Marcela: "The course I really liked, I would certainly participate again. I will use everything I learned – especially computing." She appreciated the fact that during the training she could come with her children, which has been professionally cared for. Total 19 underprivileged children could spend a beautiful vacation by playing and learning something new.
President of the civil association Pink Telephone OZ, Mrs. Silvia Kopková rated the educational course as successful. She expressed the belief that women will use acquired knowledge and skills also in future and solve in that way their economic and social situation.
All women really wanted to learn, but they were curious about everything – rated the graduates the course instructor Mrs. Šárka Luknárová. "They were curious about everything, they appreciated especially the fact that they got to know themselves better, their pros and cons. E.g. that they already have some management skills if they handle the education of their nine children from a low financial income."
The Slovak Foundation of Silvia Gašparovičová – Education and Health for Everybody provided for the implementation of the four courses during the years 2010 and 2011 to the Civil Association Pink Telephone OZ fully equipped training and accommodation facilities, including computers and supporting at the preparation of the project.