Tuesday, 15 July 2014


Very interesting...

Announcement dated Friday 11 July –
Pető Institute Carpathian Basin Development with the support of the Hungarian Government

Conductive Education starts in several locations in Transcarpathia, Transylvania and Vojvodina in 2014, in villages, towns and cities, under an agreement concluded by the Bethlen Gábor Foundation and the Pető Institute.
In July 2014, three conductors have travelled to assess the specific needs in Transcarpathia. In Huszt, Nagyszőllős and Ratri Beregszasz conductive pedagogical screening identified children and adults with motor disorders resulting from central nervous system damage.
More than 100 people were examined and discussions held with the heads of five institutions.
The Transcarpathian Catholic Caritas and the Beregszász Maltese charities coordinated and assisted the work.

One wonders where the money will be coming from. 

The poster reproduced at the foot of the above webpage announces, in Hungarian, free screening for disabled children and adults, and that the Hungarian Government is working with the International Pető Institute.

Also at the foot of the page, the emblem of the Ukrainian branch of the Hungarian Scouts Association.

Brief gazeteer

Transcarpathia, Transylvania and Vojvodina were part of the old Kingdom of Hungary until transferred to neighbouring states by the treaty of Trianon, 1919. They retain sizeable Hungarian minorities.

Transcarpathia is part of Ukraine. Huszt is a small town by the border with Hungary. Nagyszőllős and Beregszasz are slightly smaller. Previous item on Transcarpathia:

Transylvania is now part of Romania

Vojvodina is now part of Serbia

Trianon also left a sizeable Hungarian minority in what is now Slovakia, not mentioned in the Pető Institute's announcement.

The politics are labyrinthine.

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