Student exchange by Union assistance July 2, 2013
Turkish, Bulgarian, Polish and Croatian children arrived from the sister towns of Kispest camping and making excursions in Hungary together. This year the student exchange program is realized by means of European Union assistance.
Croatian, Polish, Bulgarian and Turkish children coming from four sister towns of Kispest – Vrbovec, Krzeszowice, Smolyan and Pendik – spent the weekend with Hungarian families and got acquainted with sights of Budapest. For Kispest town Peter Gajda had received the children before the Hungarian and foreign students taking part in the sister town exchange program travelled together to summer camp of the local government in Káptalanfüred where they are going to spend a few days. In the course of the program besides trips and sports competitions the students take part in quiz programmes on the European Union and in folklore events, they can learn culture and habbits of each other. Answering to our question the mayor told he considers student exchange one of the most important elements of the sister town program within the framework of which plenty of foreign children had been to Kispest and Budapest and children of Kispest had visited the sister towns since 2006. After joint vacation at Lake Balaton still this summer nearly one hundred children from Kispest can return the foreign children’s visit since students of Kispest leave for Smolyan (Bulgaria) from the Deák secondary school, for Krzeszowice (Poland) from the Vass school, for Vrbovec (Croatia) from the Eötvös school. The students of Bolyai school have earlier spent their holiday In Pendik (Turkey) in June 17-26.