One hundred and sixty staff babies to receive a total of 10 million dinars
This is the sixth year that MK Group and AIK Banka have partnered on their Family Support initiative, with subsidies for the two companies’ staff doubling in 2022. To date, more than 790 families with over 1.300 babies have received 47 million dinars in aid.
‘Good news to end the year: our MK family has grown again, with 160 babies born to our staff – more than last year. We will continue engaging in corporate social responsibility efforts and expand our business in the Adriatic region to build a better world for our children’, said Aleksandar Kostić, Vice President of MK Group.
Darija Kisić, the Serbian Minister of Family Welfare and Demography, said families were precious and that any assistance parents receive in starting their family and raising children was hugely important.
‘Let me thank MK Group and AIK Banka for supporting their employees’ families. These are socially responsible companies that have recognised the importance of the family and employee satisfaction, because families are precious. Therefore, we will continue working together to support our parents and strike a balance between work and parenthood to ensure there is more time for kids and families’, Ms Kisić said.
‘Caring for our employees and the broader community is an inseparable part of our business. I am happy to see the number of new babies increase with every year, and AIK Banka will continue supporting not only our staff, but the communities in which we work as well. We believe we should all help create a better and brighter future for our children together’, said Jelena Galić, Chair of the Supervisory Board at AIK Banka.
The event saw staff based in Serbia, Slovenia, and Croatia receive cash bonuses, as well as celebrating donations made to maternity wards throughout the Adriatic region.
‘We are especially proud to have expanded this internal initiative to include donations for seven maternity wards where some 16,000 babies are born annually. In doing so we have not only helped our staff starting their own families but have also been able to assist parents from across the region’, said Mihailo Janković, CEO of MK Group.
Donations were made to maternity wards in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, and Croatia, with 700,000 euros dedicated to the Family Support initiative over the past year. In Serbia, a grant of 100,000 euros to Gynaecology and Obstetrics Clinic at the Dr Dragiša Mišović Clinical Hospital Centre was used to purchase a state-of-the-art laparoscopic column. The device will be particularly useful in offering infertility treatments for women from all over Serbia.