I was born in Slovakia but thanks to my parents and my carrier and passion for travelling, I have spent most of my life abroad. I lived and worked in Asia, USA, Europe and Middle East and I also visited many countries as a tourist.
I love diversity and creativity that world offers as well as the mixture of various cultures. Speaking languages opened many doors to me and allowed me to socialize, sit at the table with my business partners and friends all over the world not feeling as a stranger.
I truly loved my global friends that would enrich me with their multicultural points of view. Speaking languages was always important for me and I am strong believer of the phrase:
Kolik jazyků znáš, tolikrát jsi člověkem. (“The more languages you know, the more you are human.” Or lit. “As many languages you know, as many times you are a human being.”) – Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, 1st Czechoslovak president
Since I grew up outside of Slovakia it was difficult for me to develope my own language in the full depth and proficiency but I believe I did my best, of course all this with a help and support of my parents. When my son was born, again abroad, I knew I needed to act fast and help him, as well as his Slovak friends, to find an environment and platform to learn Slovak to the level he would have if living in our beautiful country. This was the first building block of the idea of opening the Slovak School in Cyprus. Early after the Flamingos school opening I realized that there are many kids across the globe in similar situation and this gave me the idea to offer our services across Europe and eventually globally.
Flamingos – online school was born in 2020.