The programme aims to:
Under the “Godparent Programme” you can become a symbolic godparent for a Hungarian child who wishes to study at the Bethlen Gábor College in Aiud, the “Bethlehem Star” of Hungarian-language education, by covering the costs of boarding and education per child. If you wish the relationship could end here or develop further.
How much does it cost to support one of our students?
By becoming a godparent and paying HUF 250 000 or EUR 750 per year, you ensure the child’s mother tongue education. From this amount, we can cover the costs of the yearly boarding for your protegee (accommodation, three meals a day, textbooks, etc.). We also accept partial subsidies according to your financial means, or you can sponsor several children in our institution. You can also sponsor your partner’s university studies through our foundation.
Our programme goes far beyond financial support for the child. Through the personal contacts that can be established (correspondence, visits to Aiud, etc.), you can gain insight into the life of the Transylvanian Hungarians living in the Hungarians in the diaspora and follow the development of your “godchild”. To the extent of your financial means, you can also participate in other economic programmes of our Foundation, thus strengthening the basis of our operation.
All over Transylvania, including in Lower Alba County, there are hundreds of Hungarian children who are forced to attend non-native schools, and as a result we are losing them, they are becoming rootless, giving up their identity, forgetting their mother tongue. With your financial support, our college can take on the task of providing education for the Hungarian minority in South and Central Transylvania. We can enrol children from all parts of Romania in our College-type institution from 6 to 19 years old.
The practical implementation of the programme:
The programme is sponsored by the Bethlen Gábor Foundation in Aiud.
Once you have indicated your interest in receiving funding, our Programme Officer:
Kőmíves Blanka will contact you: +40 787 565 334 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal address: Kőmíves Blanka, Bethlen Gábor College, 515200 Aiud, str. Bethlen Gábor nr. 1;
Bank details of the foundation:
Fundatia Bethlen Gábor
RAIFFEISEN BANK SA, AGENTIA AIUD, STR. IULIU MANIU NR. 2.
Swift code: RZBRROBU
Tax number: 12878880
RO17RZBR0000000060008812440 – USD account
RO88RZBR0000000060003289825 – HUF account
RO76RZBR0000000060003041430 – EUR account
RO50RZBR0000000060003041413 – RON account
Bethlen Gábor Foundation, Aiud;
Bank account number: 12021006-01196469-00100009
International payment account number:/IBAN: HU71-1202-1006-01196469-0010-0009
Bank branch address: Raiffeisen Bank Plc. H-2100 Gödöllő, 5 Gábor Áron Street
We look forward to hearing from you, become a Godparent in Aiud!
Come and see us!
Director, President of the Foundation
office manager, programme officer
Dr. Szőcs Gyula Kálmán
trustee and patron of
the Foundation in Hungary