MK Group and AIK Bank Donation for Belgrade Student Hall Renovation

With the support of the Ministry of Education, a donation contract was signed for the Student Center “Belgrade”, which will use the funds to renovate the rooms of the Student Hall “Slobodan Penezić ”

MK Group and AIK Bank signed a Donation Agreement of 100,000 euros for the Student Center “Belgrade”, an institution that provides accommodation services for 10,500 students in 14 student dormitories in the capital. Financial resources will be used for the renovation and furnishing of the “Slobodan Penezić” Student Hall in Zvezdara. This donation is part of a regional philanthropic program worth 350,000 euros, which will include the renovation of four student halls in the countries of the Adria region where MK Group operates, and represents the continuation of regular activities supporting children, youth, and education.

The donation to the Student Center “Belgrade” was realized with the support of the Ministry of Education helped in choosing the appropriate investment project, with its strategic guidelines and insights into the student standard, so that the donated money would be used in the best interest of the students.

„I would like to thank MK Group and AIK Bank, who recognized the importance of investing in education and who, through the “Family Support” program, strive to contribute to the improvement of the conditions and lives of students who live in student halls. Accommodation during studies continues to be one of the most important issues for students studying abroad and their parents. Our goal is to provide additional capacities and create good and economically acceptable conditions for housing students”, said the Minister of Education, Prof. Dr. Slavica Đukić Dejanović.

Renovation in the Student Hall “Slobodan Penezić” will include the replacement of floors, and interior doors, painting and painting works, and complete furnishing of student rooms. Goran Minić, Director of the Student Center “Belgrade”, expressed his gratitude to the donors. ” Thanks to this program, we have the opportunity to renovate and fully equip 15 rooms in Pavilion 3 of the “Slobodan Penezić” Student Hall by the end of October, which will allow us to continue our work on improving student standards in our institution. Thank you for sharing our vision and for recognizing the importance of investing in young talents”, said Goran Minić.

„After the continuous donations made during the past years as part of the socially responsible program “Family Support”, we continue to support the community in which we live, ensuring a better and more promising future for young people. AIK Bank’s donation to the Student Hall “Slobodan Penezić” in Belgrade, of 100,000 euros, will enable the renovation and improvement of the space where the students reside. The goal of the donation is to create adequate conditions for achieving the best academic results and realizing the full potential of young people in Serbia,” said Petar Jovanović, President of the Executive Board of AIK Bank.

Accommodation during studies continues to be one of the most important issues for students

„This year, students are the focus of our regional social responsibility program, which we traditionally implement in Serbia together with AIK Bank. For student halls in the Adria region, specifically in Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, and Croatia, we will allocate a total of 350,000 euros. Our desire is to contribute to the education and development of new generations and to provide the best students with quality conditions for learning and living during their studies. Through this year’s donations, we will cover several thousand students who live in halls in Belgrade, Podgorica, Ljubljana, and Zagreb”, said Aleksandra Stojanović, Director of Corporate Affairs of MK Group.

Just last year, MK Group and AIK Bank set aside 680,000 euros for the renovation of twenty kindergartens in the Adria region, while in 2022 they donated 570,000 euros to 7 maternity hospitals in the Adria region, all within the “Family Support” program, which continuously provides support to children and young people.

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