Garanti BBVA, part of Garanti BBVA Group Romania, one of the most dynamic financial groups on the local market, has granted an investment loan for the financing of the reconfiguration and renovation of the new Olga Gudynn International School Campus in Pipera, which hosts 1 to 12 grade students in classrooms with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, starting this year.
The new campus, completed following a total investment of around EUR 9 million, is set out to be one of the most ambitious educational projects in Romania.
”Garanti BBVA Romania has always been keen to support projects with high social impact, and the new Olga Gudynn campus is an excellent example. We are committed to being an active supporter of the Romanian business environment, while also looking to the future and caring for the next generations. We view education as a top priority, especially given the learning crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic and agree that the response and recovery spending must not ignore educational projects”, stated Bilge Demirer, Deputy General Manager of Garanti BBVA Romania.
The school, an energy efficient building, have an area of 5,500 m² and offers to its students modern and spacious classrooms, state-of-the-art laboratories, a gym and yoga room, a semi-Olympic indoor swimming pool, a library, a dining room with its own cafeteria and a theatre room. In addition to these, the campus will feature many athletic facilities – soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts – and areas for relaxation and socializing.
About Garanti BBVA
Garanti BBVA is part of Garanti BBVA Group Romania, which consists also of Garanti BBVA Leasing and Garanti BBVA Consumer Finance, which complete the bank’s offer with specific leasing products, fleet administration services, as well as consumer loans.
Active in Romania since 1998, Garanti BBVA Romania is a subsidiary of Garanti BBVA Turkey, the second largest private bank in Turkey, with a total asset size of EUR 59.7 billion (as of Jun. 2021), a leading presence in all business lines, and more than 19 million customers. The majority shareholder of Garanti BBVA Turkey is Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), which is one of the leading global financial groups with a total asset size of over EUR 648 billion, serving 78.9 million customers (as of June 2021).
About Olga Gudynn International School
Olga Gudynn Int’l School (OGIS) is one of the best-known pre-school, primary, and secondary schools in Romania with intensive English language instruction. The school was established in 2001 and is nationally accredited and internationally recognized.
Currently, Olga Gudynn Int’l School hosts in its locations in Bucharest and Pipera around 800 children of various nationalities (15), ages 3 to 15 years, and a total of 150 employees (143 teachers – out of which 8 are foreigners).
The educational process is conducted according to the National Curriculum, British Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (for preschool) and Cambridge (primary and secondary). Since establishment, Olga Gudynn Int’l School has invested in quality, offering children an environment conductive to academic and personal development.
Kindergartens and Olga Gudynn School have developed exclusive partnerships and exchanges with UNESCO, Comenius and educational institutions in Switzerland, UK, USA, Finland and Germany order to implement the best strategies in education.