Vojvođanska banka used to provide support to social inclusion of young people who do not have parental care. After the successful support and great results of the project which the Bank was supporting until 2016, support for this group of socially disadvantaged young persons has been lifted to a higher level in order to attain tangible results. In accordance with that, and in capacity of a general donor, the Bank joined the project “Be yourself”, that the foundation “Get included” is conducting. Until the end of 2107 the Bank was a general donor of this project.
In order to make the children without parental care more visible to the society as a whole, the aim of the project “Be yourself” was to empower this group of the youth through education (trainings, practice work, scholarships) so that that y can step into the world of the grown ups as ready for that as possible. The second important feature of the project referred to employment , primarily self-employment, which would enable the young to become economically independent and self-sustaining. The project “Be yourself” was supported by the Ministry of labour, employment, veteran and social policy, which was the strategic partner to the project. The project also had the support from the Ministry of youth and sports.
Signing of the General donor membership document, klub poslanika, 28.04.2016. From left to right: Milena Jakšić (manager of the "Uključi se" foundation), Marinos Vathis (CEO of Vojvođanska banka at the time), Aleksandar Vulin (minister for labour, employment, veteran and social policy at the time).
Generation of the future
“Generation of the future” is a project of social inclusion devised for the youth without parental care, ran by the company Dale Carnegie Training Srbija, under the auspice of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.
As a socially responsible company, Vojvođanska banka was an active supporter to the project in the period 2013 – 2016so that young people, who, after their regular schooling Is over leave the orphanages and foster families, could have support in beginning independent life.
Through more than 140 trainings and 6 weekend-workshops organised in Palić, young people learned how to communicate more efficiently, how to build better relations with other people, how to improve self-confidence, fight with stress, introduce themselves in a better way and how to become a part of a successful team. The last in a cycle of 10 trainings was conducted under the title ”A man from the profession”, when the experienced managers from Vojvđanska banka talked to the young about their career development, which gave the young additional motivation and desire to continue their own development and improvement.