The Continental Tobacco Group has distributed its school start support, which has become a tradition, this time worth HUF 90,000 gross per child: within the framework of the initiative, one of the largest employers in Sátoraljaújhely contributed to the school start of 173 children this year, worth a total of HUF 15 million gross.

Families play an important role in the life of the Continental Tobacco Group, which owns the tobacco factory in Sátoraljaújhely, which is more than 130 years old: in addition to being a family company, Continental is also an example of several generations of a family working side by side. This is why the company pays special attention to helping families, and back-to-school support has been an important element of this for decades.

This year, the company supported employees with children to the tune of HUF 15.4 million. The contribution amounts to HUF 90,000 gross per child, which Continental distributed this year to 173 children. All employees with a fixed-term contract of employment of indefinite duration or at least 1 year without interruption and for a fixed term, whose children are of school age, are entitled to the subsidy. In the case of children over 16 years of age, proof of the latter could be furnished by means of a certificate of student status or a school attendance certificate. The allowance was paid by the company per child, so families with more than one child were entitled to a multiple of HUF 90 000 gross.

Csaba Füzi, CEO of Continental Tobacco Corp., the owner of the tobacco factory in Sátoraljaújhely, said that the start of school is a significant cost for every family, which has increased in recent years. He added that, as one of the largest employers in the region, the company feels a responsibility to provide a crutch during this period, for which the back-to-school allowance is a proven formula that has been in place for many years. He also expressed the hope that this would help to take some of the burden off parents’ shoulders this year.