The Donum Vogt Foundation has awarded its annual grand prize to Formatio, a bilingual private school in Triesen. The Vogt family is active in the financial services sector and has a strong philanthropic commitment.
Five institutions with a social and educational policy background were awarded for their outstanding accomplishments, reports the Liechtensteiner Vaterland. This years grand prize winner, the bilingual private school Formatio, was awarded CHF 50,000. Former Liechtenstein Prime Minister and presenter of the award ceremony Otmar Hasler said of the winner: The school does not focus on weaknesses, but rather encourages and supports the students in further developing their abilities. Formatio was founded in 1995 as a secondary school and now offers a primary school, too. It even runs a high school up to the Matura, or school-leaving certificate.
The Vogt family has been philanthropically active for many years. Its projects include the Liachtbleck Foundation, which looks after the concerns of the needy in the Principality of Liechtenstein, and the Donum Vogt Foundation, which promotes the education and professional training of teenagers and young adults in the region.