Think Big will support the ideas of young people
Telefónica O2 Slovakia in cooperation of Ekopolis Foundation opened new grant program Think Big. Mission of Think Big program is to motivate young people to create and realize their ideas and support their projects in the field of culture, sport, art, and environment. For public voting there were chosen 6 best projects by an Advisory Board, which member was the popular Slovak actress Zuzana Fialová.
„In O2 we believe in the potential of young people. We know, that they are full of ideas, energy and enthusiasm. However, they need the help for their ideas. Thanks to Think Big project we shake hands with the improvement of the environment, where young people live and meet. At the same time, we will contribute to the fact, that young people will have an opportunity to assure the broad public, that inspite of their age they can achieve big things with big importance,"
John McGuigan, a general director of Telefónica O2 Slovakia, explained.
3 winning projects will be known on August, 3rd, 2010. Their preparation and realization will be finished until December, 31st, 2010.
„The projects are so interesting, that it was difficult to choose just 6 of them. No mater who will win, for young people and their surrounding they will have a big importance. That is why I am looking forward to next years of Think Big and I hope we will help the largest number of young people", Zuzana Fialová
About Think Big
„By public spaces creation there is often forgotten about the young people - older pupils, students, teenagers, who need similar fair and agreable conditions for purposefull free time spending, sport, meetings and communication with friends", Lucia Skokanová, a program manager of Ekopolis Foundation apprecieted, the importance of the project.
Final projects are located in Zvolen, Kremnica, Košice, Bratislava, Prešov and Žilina. 4 from them are focused on the improvement of the environment, where young people live and meet. The objective of 2 projects is to improve the sport area in the neighbourhood, where young people could follow up their talent safely.
More about the projects can you find HERE.