Single-Parent Centre In Budapest Visited by Hungarian & Slovenian Presidents

  • 21 Apr 2023 7:28 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Single-Parent Centre In Budapest Visited by Hungarian & Slovenian Presidents
Hungarian President Katalin Novák and Nataša Pirc Musar, her Slovenian counterpart, have visited Hungary’s first single-parent community centre in Budapest.

Introducing the centre, Anna Nagy, its director, told the guests that the facility had opened in May 2018 with the aim of providing hands-on help to single-parent families and serving as a community-building space.

Offering 70 types of services, the centre has so far catered for 28,000 single-parent families, Nagy said.

A second centre was opened in Budapest in 2022, she said, noting that similar centres were operating in other places in Hungary and beyond the border.

In Hungary, more than 500,000 children are raised by a single parent, Nagy noted, adding that the number of single-parent families is about 300,000.

The centre is an all-new initiative in Hungary and in international terms, said Nagy. She said it facilitates children’s programmes, summer camps and roundtable talks for parents, among other programmes.

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