An inauguration ceremony was held on Thursday, 26th  of October 2023, on Nádsíp Street, where the nursery being built by the Reformed Missionary Church of Debrecen-Nagysándor-telepi reached its highest point. 

In Nádsíp Street, opening from Kishegyesi Street, the Reformed Church already had a kindergarten built last year, and now the construction of the kindergarten is underway.

The local government donated the land for the construction of the nursery, and the construction will cost nearly HUF 840 million, of which HUF 662.5 million will be provided by the European Union and the rest by the Hungarian state. The development will result in a 610 square metre, barrier-free, energy-efficient day-care centre with a warming kitchen, modern equipment, furniture, toys and a playground. The nursery will have 56 places in four classrooms. The development will create 11 new jobs, and construction will be completed in the second half of next year.

At the ceremony, Tamás Hadházi said that in the new nursery, the children will receive care, love, and the experience that the living God is present.

Ágnes Hornung, Minister of State for Families at the Ministry of Culture and Innovation, stressed that self-esteem is insufficient to thrive, but action, will and plans are needed. As she said, the past period and today’s events prove plenty of these virtues in the city. He added that development based on tradition is a vital characteristic of Debrecen.

Diána Széles, Deputy Mayor of Debrecen, said that churches are under a lot of attack from the left, but she said that in this case, the support of the local government and the state was in the right place. In the parish, some people work to show love and solidarity in Debrecen.

She stressed that the leaders of the Reformed Church do not say they only want to be involved in the life of faith but that the Church also takes part in childcare, education and elderly care.

Lajos Kósa, Member of Parliament, said that the Nagyysándor Settlement has developed a lot in the last two decades, from a run-down, disreputable and socially deprived neighbourhood to an up-and-coming district where many new institutions have been built. In his opinion, the city is also moving forward in spirit, and in a day nursery, it is not the walls that are the main thing but the spirit with which they are filled.

The Reformed Church is building a new crèche not only in the Nagysándor settlement but also in Józsa. In Józsa, a crèche built by the municipality will soon start operating, and the construction of a crèche in Postakert is underway. The Greek Catholics are building a 96-place crèche in Tócóvölgy, the Baptists are building a 28-place crèche in the Huszti-kert residential park, and the United Hungarian Israelite Community is building a 28-place crèche in the city centre.

Source and photo credit: debrecen.hu

Author: Debrecen4U