During the 27th Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdrój, in the presence of Mrs Beata Szydło , Polish Prime Minister, who was awarded the title “Person of the Year” for her exceptional attitude and achievements which have impacted the course of matters in East-Central Europe, Mr Zbigniew Konieczek, CEO of NEWAG S.A. signed an agreement with Mr Jerzy Bochyński, Deputy Chairman of Fundacja Sądecka [Sądecka Foundation] on funding scholarships for the most gifted youth from Nowy Sącz subregion.
The scholarships, named after the Potoczek Brothers, aim at supporting education for the most gifted youth who are in a difficult financial situation. Another goal of the Foundation is to promote young talents, creative students who want to do more and know more for their own development and self-improvement. The Sądecka Foundation was established by Zygmunt Berdychowski in 1992. It was named after Potoczek brothers: Jan and Stanisław, from Rdziostów, who transformed Polish countryside at the turn of 19th century.
This is not the only scholarship which NEWAG S.A. provides for gifted young people. Earlier this year, NEWAG S.A. founded a scholarship programme called “Prodesse in posterum” for students of Politechnika Krakowska [Cracow’s University of Technology]. The goal of that scholarship programme is to support the most talented and committed students majoring in Management and Production Engineering, specialisation: Engineering of Mass Transport Means.