Born in Slovakia, I graduated from Economics University in Bratislava, later I completed my CIPS at Oxford College of Marketing and Supply and earned my second MSc. in Strategic Procurement Management at University of South Wales in 2017, whilst starting up our “historic” first year of Slovak Section at our School.
I first moved to Manchester in 2006 and fell in love with this city. For couple of years I lived back in Slovakia with frequent working travel to Germany and now living in Huddersfield. Lack of Slovak language education in Manchester, and my active 6 years-old girl, with never-ending eagerness for activities, initiated thought that it would be beneficial to establish Slovak complementary education possibility and formally established Slovak organization to enhance community spirit.
Through my passion for active volunteering, I was privileged to find amazing team of people at Czech School Manchester, established Slovak Section and we merged into Czech and Slovak School and Community Manchester. My original plan for volunteering activity was “active helping to homeless, kids friendly”, but whilst searching for it, life ways led me finally here and showed me, I can be more beneficial in this field. That’s for longer story though!
As Trustee and Slovak Section Manager/Founder, with my professional financial and negotiation background, I support school to ensure best in class language education is provided, that every Saturday morning lesson is enjoyment for our kids and adults, support teacher’s professional development, recruitment, active fundraising, marketing, organizing of extra CV activities and I lead running of our Slovak Section. Not less importantly, I strive to enhance community spirit with other nationalities and charities by organizing community events and promote social inclusion within cosmopolitan community in Manchester. In my spare time, apart from family, work and school, I like exploring the great outdoors, travelling, cosmopolitan socializing, reading, healthy lifestyle eating, being creative and active, cycling and regular running.