Valamar Joins UNICEF’s Global Initiative for Children

Published 26. November 2018.

For another year, Valamar has celebrated the World’s Children Day by joining UNICEF’s global initiative that raises awareness about the importance of protecting the benefit of millions of children whose rights are advanced by the Convention on the Rights of the Child with which the world commits to safeguard children’s rights.

In Croatia, Valamar was among the companies UNICEF invited to give an insight into the business world to children and young people and to give them the opportunity to say how they would make the world a better place for children.

On Friday, 23 November, Valamar hosted 130 eight-graders from two elementary schools in Poreč, “Finida”, “Poreč” and “Bernardo Parentin”, who visited the company HQ building in Poreč and attended Valamar’s presentation in which special importance was given to Valamar’s projects aimed at improving the quality of life in the local community. The children also had the opportunity to learn about professions in tourism and hospitality and receive first-hand information from Valamar’s employees to gain a better understanding of the world of work and professional orientation.

“Caring for our employees and the local community is part of our corporate culture and corporate social responsibility. This year we joined the UNICEF program and we were happy to open Valamar’s doors and show how the world of business works. It was also a great opportunity to present careers in hospitality to the children in the local community, “ said Deana Stipanović, Head of Corporate Affairs at Valamar. Lidija Gamulin heads the Partnership Department at UNICEF and she also attended this event to make a presentation on the rights of children and how UNICEF works to safeguard them. Ms. Gamulin said: “Young people and children need to have as many opportunities as possible to learn about the world of business. This will help them in their career choice and future. We would like to thank Valamar for recognizing the value of this initiative.”