Real estate and investment SATPO Group that consits of the residential project companies City Home and development companies SATPO established the SATPO Foundation in December 2022 for the purpose of supporting education, health, culture and sports in the territory of the Czech Republic, it supports projects and organizations in the development of education, especially for children and youth. The activities of the SATPO Endowment Fund are in accordance with the vision, values, culture and strategy in the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR) within the SATPO Group.
The residential project companies City Home as a part of the SATPO Group has been supporting the Dobrý Anděl Foundation from the very beginning. This Foundation helps families with childer battling cancer in the Czech Republic with this disease putting them under financial pressure. More information on the Foundation click at www.dobryandel.cz
For several years, it has also supported the Junior Achievement educational program intended for primary school students, and in addition to providing study materials, company representatives actively participate in teaching and graduation ceremonies associated with a tour of the company headquarters. As part of our cooperation, several hundred pupils have already graduated and received the "young economist" diploma. The educational program took place in classes at Věry Čáslavská Primary School, Parklane International School, Prague British International School in the Vlastina and Libuš district of Prague, Cesta k scečeho Primary School in Prague 6, Lvíčata Primary School ČVUT, Petřiny Primary School and Hostivice Primary School and even in the private Bumble kindergarten Bee. JA CZECH's teaching programs are focused on entrepreneurship, financial literacy and preparation for employment. Junior Achievement was founded in 1919 in the USA and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2022. Programs for pupils and students are used in 120 countries around the world. More information at www.juniorachievement.org.
In the past, SATPO has also repeatedly supported:
- Palata, providing services to people with visual impairments, purchasing equipment and volunteering
- the humanitarian and non-profit organization Man in Need with a financial donation of 1 million CZK for humanitarian aid to victims of the armed conflict in Ukraine
- the Duke of Edinghbourgh Educational Foundation (Duke of Edinburgh International Award)
- Our Child foundation to help abused, abused, handicapped, endangered and abandoned children
- the Purple Heart association for premature babies worldwide
- endowment fund Help for Burned People
- The Drop of Hope foundation fund for helping children
- Mirabilis, a civic association for the support of the assistance service
In addition to long-term support, SATPO also contributes in the form of one-off financial contributions to selected entities or to projects in the field of education, art, culture and sports, especially for children. Examples are BMX Řepy bicross club, ELAB team intended for children to prepare for triathlon, Green Tree Monkeys with a focus on mountain climbing for children, the Children's Safety in the City project, etc.
Mr. James Crewdson, business teacher at the Prague British International School of Prague:
"We initially signed up to the JA Be Entrepreneur program for our secondary students from ages 14 to 17. The feedback I received from the students was very positive and they really enjoyed the sessions, students especially liked the fact that they were taught by industrial professionals and the company visit was a great opportunity for them to see how the concepts covered in the classroom are put into practice in the real world.
On the back of the JA Be Entrepreneur program we have signed up to the Company Program as a school for this academic year and are looking forward to continuing to work with the Junior Achievement organisation."
Ing. Dagmar Pokorná, MBA , volunteer of JA program
"The SATPO company has been actively organizing and financially providing for the Junior Achievement learning program for primary school children since 2010. Thanks to long-term cooperation, especially with the JA mentor, Ing. Jindra Sýkorová, over 500 pupils from state and private schools graduated. As part of the "Young Economist" graduation, there is an excursion to our company, where the children ask about anything from the world of business. Thanks to JA programs, we try not only to expand students' knowledge of financial literacy, but also to develop their entrepreneurial mindset for future employment on the labor market. It is amazing to see the interest of the students and their potential when they discover the field of microeconomics in a playful way."