United Way Hungary was founded in 1998 to create a lasting, positive change in local Hungarian communities. Its aim is to help families achieve their human potential through adequate education, financial stability and healthy lives. United Way Hungary brings together organizations, families and resources required to create such opportunities of better lives for all.
Its major education program is the Biztibusz Child Safety Program, initiated in 2010. The leading cause of child death in Hungary is preventable accidents among children. Therefore, this program was set up in collaboration with the National Institute of Child Health in order to reduce the number of such accidents.
Innovative teaching methods are run in primary schools, led by volunteers teachers trained by United Way. By the end of 2013, the program was running in 129 elementary schools nationwide, with a special focus in the regions where children are most vulnerable.
More than 30 000 children benefit from this safety educational plan, ran in an innovative and playful way.