Government: Mother tongue education must be guaranteed for all Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin

The government intends to ensure that every Hungarian child in the Carpathian Basin has access to childcare or school education in their mother tongue, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Friday in Satu Mare (Máréfalva) in Transylvania.

“An important message from the parliamentary election and the April referendum was that our children should be protected from extremist liberal gender propaganda and we should not allow NGOs to confuse their thoughts,” Szijjártó said during the inauguration ceremony of a kindergarten.

He said it was “fantastic news” that the community of ethnic Hungarians was growing and needed a new kindergarten, which he added was a testament to the success of the

Hungarian government plan to develop kindergartens throughout the Carpathian Basin.

Szijjártó said good progress was being made but allies were needed to succeed. Historic churches fulfilled this role in Transylvania, their institutions acting as “pledges of the nation’s survival”.

The government is contributing 220 million forints (570,000 euros) to the 400 million forint development started in Satu Mare,

he said. The kindergarten will be owned by the local church and run by the local council, he said. A total of eighty children will receive language training and kindergarten care in the mother tongue, he added.

Szijjártó said that in April’s general election, a record number of ethnic Hungarians living across borders voted, proving that the motherland could rely on these communities and vice versa. This confirms the principle that

“every Hungarian is responsible for all other Hungarians”,

he said.

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Source: MTI

Helen D. Jessen