Dr. Verestóy Attila Foundation

"Giving is the best communication"

My name is Andrea Brigitta Máthé. I live in Odorheiu Secuiesc with my parents and my sister. I went to the Orbán Balázs Elementary school from the first to the eighth grade. I’m 17 years old, a student of the Kós Károly Vocational school in the XI.C class and studying commercialism.

Tell us about your family.

My little sister’s name is Klaudia Máthé. She also studies at the Orbán Balázs School and is a fourth grader. I’m very proud of her and trying to do my best so our relationship when we grow up will be very good and we will be able to rely on each other in good and bad times. I get along very well with my mother. She is the one who listens to me gladly, helps and supports, whether with mental problems or something else. My father is the opposite; I can’t have deep conversations with him. He’s a little uncommunicative, but still supports me.

You take part in many activities and your range of interest is wide. Tell us about it in a bit more details.

This is correct, but they are only hobbies for me. I had been playing basketball for 3 years on a regular basis, that for some reason I stopped after the 8th grade, partly because of studying and partly because of my fellows. I don’t mind it though, because this way I have more time to study and do other activities. Physical activity is still a part of my life. I always have a chance, if I want to exercise, for a hike in the nature or for cycling. Drawing is also a pleasant activity for me. Many asked looking at my drawings why I don’t choose it for career, since I can draw nicely and have a talent for it. I feel that it’s not for me, just a way of relaxation.

In your introduction you wrote that you wanted to take a nursing course after graduating from high school and you had had set this goal purposefully for a long time.

Yes, this is my ultimate goal indeed, but before that I’d like to graduate successfully from high school. I realized that when in 7th grade we were studying anatomy. I got curious about what must be going on in a human body on a daily basis. I cannot describe the feeling when I realized this all. I’m very interested in what is happening inside the man. I’d like to study this at the Tamási Áron High School here in Odorheiu Secuiesc.

You’ve been volunteering. How did it feel? Would you do it again?

Yes, I have. Coats Odorhei organized an event of collecting trash and I participated in this activity. It was a very nice feeling that the nature got a bit cleaner with my help. I did it gladly and with devotion, because I knew I helped my home, the Earth. I’d love to take part in such activities, because the feeling is indescribable, when I know I help and I don’t expect anything in return. It is uplifting.

How do you see the foundation helps you achieve your goals?

What the foundation provides is a great help for me. It lays the foundation for my future, so that I can achieve my goal. I’m very happy to be its scholar. It’s nice to know that there are people to whom it matters what will happen to us when we grow up. I hope that in a couple of years we will be able to make other children happy too as did the foundation.

Your message for the foundation

I’d like to send the message not to give up what they do because the next generation needs help, just like us, to achieve their goals. Hopefully I will be able to do my share, since it feels good to help others achieve their goals.

I’m studying Turism and Food Industry at ninth class, in Johannes Kájoni Secondary School. Since the beginning I was interested in this career I was very happy when I learned that I got in. I wanted to choose a profession that I'm happy to do! My mother and my brother considered my choice to be right. Thanks to my family I managed to cope with all the obstacles and difficulties with the new school!

Do you like playing sports and music…

Yes, sport and music are very important to me. I usually practice sports with my friends, it is more charming and they motivate me more and more. I think we need a little sport every day, because that's how we contribute to keeping our health as well as our well-being. The music is my everything. I would like my family to be proud of me, and I can tell myself once that it is worth the many struggles. I hope that at some level the music, the violin will be a part of my life.

In addition to playing sports and music, you also gained the skills of storytelling.

The storytelling is very important to me, because I forget about all my problems.

In your introduction, you wrote that you were one step closer to your big dream by the fact that you could buy your own violin. The big dream is to have a band ... what kind of band do you want? What style of music do you represent?

I go to my dreams in small steps and I feel I'm getting closer to it. Rather, I look into the direction of folk music, so I would like to have a band with which we could possibly play at weddings and enjoy music with people, with this ever-lagging genre!

How do you see how the Foundation helps you to achieve your goals?

The foundation and the support put a lot of burden on my family's shoulders since they cover most of the cost of living, so maybe we can save a little bit for future goals - not just to my own future but my brother’s future too.

Your message to the Foundation

At this time, I would like to thank the foundation again for their help, they helped my family's life with their support and devotion! I wish you a successful year, many loving people and perseverance for your work!

I go to the Salamon Ernő High School in Gheorgheni. I’m in the philology class. I wanted to go to this school already in 8th grade. I have three little siblings; two of them go to kindergarten and they are 3 and 4 years old, and the third one is 2. They live in Sânsimion with our parents. During the school year I stay with my grandparents in Sândominic, because school is closer to their place and I didn’t want to stay in a dorm, therefore I take the bus from there.

The literature is close to you, you write poems. You can share one of them with us.

Yes, I do write poems and I like the literature very much. This is one of the reasons why I’m in this class. I don’t usually show around my poems, but this time I could show you one.

 

Why sell your soul? Come on!
It is like a book!
Open it. Turn over its pages!
Read and expect only the good...

Decide on what is the most important!
Believe in it, be the happiest.
Because He is great, because He is good!
Let God live in you!

Believe that He helps and loves you!
Since He moved all the rocks…
For you! For me. For us!
Because of Him we are and live…

Never close the book!
Love, worship your God!
Don’t let the evil’s flame
Burn and destroy your soul...

Acknowledge God’s love,
And don’t lose hope.
Because the one that God loves is happy!
And smiles with all his heart!

Protect your heart, your soul!
That is for God in you…
Experience love and absence!
Because He does everything for a reason!

Love the Lord!
Worship the Almighty God!
And His one and only Son,
Because of him you have a life, so love Him!

 

Thank you for the trust! Nice poem. Besides writing poems you like animals a lot and have a few pets. You also like riding a horse.

Yes, I do like animals very much. I have a dog, a horse and even a parrot. I ride my horse a lot on the field without saddle. This is a leisure activity for me. I like being in the nature.

In your introduction you wrote that you wanted to become a teacher. What kind of teacher? And why teacher?

Yes, I’d like to become a teacher and I hope I will. To be exact, a Hungarian teacher. Partly because my role model is a teacher, and partly because I like working with children.

You’re a member of the Kamilliánus group in Sândominic. Could you tell us about the activities of this group and about your tasks?

I like spending time with the Kamilliánus group a lot. There is a small and a big group. I belong to the big one. We hand out food to the elderly and the poor in Sândominic whenever we can with the support of father Frédi.

How do you see the foundation helps you achieve your goals?

The foundation helps me buy Romanian, English and Hungarian books from which I can study. Unfortunately sometimes the money isn’t enough for the bus and the foundation helps with this too.

What message do you send to the foundation?

Thank you very much for everything. I’m very grateful for the support. This way I hope for a better future. Thank you!

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