Foundations receiving priority support:
Mosoly Alapítvány (Smile Foundation)
Through free of charge therapy services and experience programmes, the Smile Foundation helps the treatment of sick children and those who have suffered psychological trauma. These programmes are attended by approximately 2,000 children every year in Budapest, Pécs and Debrecen. At Smile therapy sessions, experts combine elements of psychology, story telling and tales as well as art therapy. Their activities are performed in close cooperation with experts of healthcare institutions, and as a result, medical treatments and psychological rehabilitation reinforce one another and exert a combined impact for facilitating permanent recovery.
In Hungary, 200–250 children are diagnosed with malignant tumours every year, and thousands of other children battle grave or chronic illnesses day after day. Hungarian healthcare does not have sufficient resources to also treat the psychological dimensions of these illnesses, even though international examples prove the key role of psychological rehabilitation in the recovery process.
With its gap-filler services, the Smile Foundation effectively complements and rounds out the process of hospital treatment, cooperating with the institution’s workers, and assuming responsibility for professional and organisational work as well as the required raising of funds.
With the help of highly qualified experts, continuously developed methods, a strict monitoring system and transparent operation, the Smile Foundation strives to ensure that its complimentary services are continuously available to children in need and their families.
UBM has joined up as an active main sponsor to the Foundation’s fundraiser sports events. In addition to fundraising and giving donations, we were also part of a very special experience and were able to experience the joys of helping by establishing personal relationships with the children of the Smile Foundation. One such event is the Smile Relay organised every summer at the Ultrabalaton Run.
Boldogságban Felcseperedni Alapítvány (Grow up in Happiness Foundation)
The foundation was established in 2009 with the goal of using its services to promote the rearing of a generation growing up – the children and young people of today – in a family and pedagogical environment, where beyond the aspiration to perform and intellectual development, there is also great emphasis on teaching children and young people to live a healthy emotional life; in other words, to hand down skills and values that can truly be of assistance in getting ahead in life.
In order to achieve this goal, the foundation performs the following activities:
- Operates nurseries that represent and nurture human and pedagogical values.
- At the Kerekvilág Stúdió, it provides the following services:
- Experts dealing with parents and children offer courses promoting personal development, as well as further training in the field of positive child-rearing.
- They help parents contacting them in managing crises arising during family life and child-rearing through individual consultation.
- They provide individual and group therapies for children with learning, behavioural and emotional problems.
How does UBM contribute to all this?
The Grow up in Happiness Publishing House engages in the publication and distribution of children’s books and storybooks that shape the views and perspectives of children, the content of which – in addition to being of high literary quality – directly contributes to the emotional rearing of children, and the building of their self-esteem and self-confidence.As this has not really gained ground in the Hungarian book market, with the support of the UBM Group, the Foundation has published a three-part series of children’s books entitled Zűrutazások I. II. III. (Troubled Space Travels I, II and III), where Zelemér, the space-faring doctor speaks to young, school-age children about their most frequent emotional troubles (Volume I), their school-related difficulties (Volume II) and the problems of family life (Volume III), as well as the potential solutions and ways to handle these types of problems.
In 2013, the Foundation launched an online mental hygiene programme supporting the mental and psychological health of children and young people, called “EGY HAJÓBAN webezünk” (“Browsing in the same boat”), the implementation of which is supported by the UBM Group. The establishment of an interactive psychological assistance portal is also in progress, which aims to provide support and assistance to young children and teenagers with emotional problems, as well as their parents. Plans include the introduction of an online peer assistance service in the teenager section, with the involvement of volunteer high school students. The online shop located on the portal will offer children’s publications that support the healthy psychological development of young people and that will also help shape their views and perspectives. Plans for the near future include the publication of a storybook series entitled “MESEPATIKA – minden bajra egy mese” (“Pharmacy of Stories – A tale for every problem”) along with various print booklets and the release of an audio CD related to the various problem areas.
Other foundations supported by UBM:
|Szent Erzsébet Gyermekalapítvány (St. Elisabeth Children’s Foundation)|
|Országos Egyesület A Mosolyért – Közhasznú Egyesület (National Smile Association – a Public Benefit Association)|
|Magyar Daganatos, Leukémiás Gyerekekért Alapítvány (Hungarian Foundation for Children with Tumour and Leukemia)|
|Életmentő Központi Inkubátor Alapítvány (Lifesaving Central Incubator Foundation)|
|Országos Mentőszolgálat Alapítvány (National Ambulance Service Foundation)|
|Apránként Az Aprókért Egyesület (Public Benefit Association for Young Children)|
|Nemzeti Gyermekmentő Alapítvány (National Save the Children Foundation)|
|Reménysugár a Beteg Gyermekekért, a Rászorultakért és a Betegekért Alapítvány (Ray of Hope Foundation for Sick Children, the Indigent and the Ill)|
|Rogers Személyközpontú Oktatásért Alapítvány (Rogers Foundation for Person-Centred Education)|
Athletes receiving priority support:
Petra Háromszéki, European Champion youth archer
UBM Family Day
The company has pursued a conscious human resources policy from the start. One of the key elements of this policy is to attract merchants and experts to the company, all of whom are renowned representatives of their respective fields of expertise in Hungary. The company’s management believes that the objectives set can only be accomplished through the work of people with the necessary professional and trade experience. These goals include continuous trade services and consulting, through which cooperation with partners goes beyond activities motivated solely by increasing revenues, as this needs to be established on a continuous basis if the company is to increase the significance of marketed products and confidence in these products.
We organise numerous in-house events in order to ensure informal communication between management and employees. Our objective is to shape the community, to relax and have fun together. The annually organised family day is an ideal platform to do this, with diverse and colourful programmes awaiting colleagues and their families.
“Thank you for the wonderful experiences and outstanding organisation! We had a great time at the family day.”
„We had a wonderful time at the family day, and the children enjoyed every minute. Without exception, the programmes were outstanding; the girls probably liked geocaching the best. They were absolutely driven to find the points and to resolve the tasks as soon as possible. They were pushing me to keep running so Blanka and the others wouldn’t catch up. Thank you for the enthusiastic work and wonderful organisation.”
“ – Mom, that was a super day! You know what the worst thing is?”
– What, my darling?
– That there are no rooms to stay here. It’s a shame we’re not spending the night, I could go out to the bouncy castle early in the morning. Can we come tomorrow too?
– Unfortunately not, you have kindergarten tomorrow.
– Hmm. Life’s not fair!”