Czech language returned to Uzhgorod school after 80 years (VIDEO)

Іван Діус  19 September 2013 15:50  25446402 047150
Czech language returned to Uzhgorod school after 80 years (VIDEO)

Today's visit of the delegation of Vysocina region to Uzhgorod school № 3 turned into a real celebration of Ukrainian-Czech friendship. The reason for this visit was respectable - opening of the class for learning the Czech language. Within a framework of the joint project of Transcarpathian region with Vysočina region, a whole wing of the school was repaired, including classrooms, a first-aid post, toilets and so on. Over 200,000 UAH have been spent for repairs and equipment, of which 100,000 UAH were allocated from the regional budget, and 100,000 UAH - by the Czech party. In addition, the Czech party has allocated another 60,000 UAH through the "Viza" foundation for the purchase of furniture for the class. They have purchased multimedia equipment for the class and more.

The festivities on the occasion of the opening of the Czech class were attended by the head of the regional council Ivan Baloha, the Hetman of the Vysocina region Jiri Byehounek, the Hetman of Pardubice region Martin Netolitsky, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Ukraine Ivan Počuch and other members of the delegation.   

The headmistress of the school invited the guests to the class, where the Hetman of the Vysocina region Jiri Byehounek spoke before six-graders. Using the multimedia equipment, he told about Vysocina region, its natural, economic, cultural characteristics, governance structure, condition and prospects of cross-border relations with the regions of Europe, among which Transcarpathia has a special place.



The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Ukraine Ivan Počuch thanked the heads of partner regions for such a wonderful class. 

One of the most active participants of the project implementation was a member of the Regional Council, the Director of the "Viza" Foundation Volodymyr Chubirko.

- I am glad that we were able to implement this project, that the Czech language is heard in the school again after 80 years. It is pleasing that now more than 80 schools in the region expressed a desire to learn this wonderful language of our fraternal Slavic people.

At the end of the lesson the Hetman of Vysocina Jiri Byehounek gave each student of the class a gift with symbols of the region. And students gave him and the Hetman of Pardubice region Martin Netolitsky souvenirs.

After the lesson, at a press conference, Jiri Byehounek told reporters that Vysočina intends to continue working with Transcarpathia in the next year, providing 5-6 million CZK for it. Concrete cooperation projects will be determined later. As for the Uzhgorod school, they are going to continue the project so that the school became a methodical and scientific-educational center for the study of the Czech language in Transcarpathia.  The Regional Council Chairman Ivan Baloha supported him.

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