A New Spark of Joy in Three Children’s Hospitals
By equipping children’s hospitals, our Foundation has raised the level of quality of spending free time and education of children who are in treatment.
Our team continues to work with great determination and satisfaction, on supporting and investing in the early development and education of children in the grand finale of this very challenging year. The experience of loneliness in challenging circumstances intensifies and then we all, more than ever, need a hand of connection and togetherness. With this donation, to three children’s hospitals in Belgrade – the Children’s University Clinic Tirsova, Hospital for Pediatrics “Dr. Olga Popovic Dedijer”, as well as the Institute for Maternal and Child Health “Dr. Vukan Cupic”, we wanted to provide sick children with an adequate environment in the form of educational and entertaining rooms where they will feel as if they were at home as much as it is possible.
After the symbolic handing over of the donation that took place today at the Children’s University Clinic Tirsova, Jelena Djokovic – global director and co-founder of the Foundation, pointed out how important it is for young children, who are treated for mild and severe diseases, to find energy and meaning, to believe that whatever happens will pass and that they will emerge victorious from every struggle in life. She also pointed out that she is aware that we cannot always change what life brings us, but what we can do is to be there for each other and to always be the greatest support to our children.
“Love is the moving energy, it is in us, we just need to wake it up, and when children feel it, difficult things are transformed into miracles. And the greatest miracle is a child’s life and a satisfied child, it is a leading star for us and that is why we do our best to make it better today than yesterday, “said Jelena Djokovic.
As part of this donation, we completely renovated and equipped the learning and playrooms in all three hospitals with all the necessary material.
The National Director of the Foundation – Maja Kremic, during the presentation of the donation, promised that our team will continue to carefully monitor and listen to the needs of children during their early development. She pointed out that the Foundation is always ready and in the mood for partnerships and a call to action, and that she hopes that in this way we have made our small contribution and that we have shown children that we are aware of their fears, sorrows and even anger that overwhelm them in the days of fighting for a better tomorrow.
“We at the Novak Djokovic Foundation firmly believe that only together, as much as each of us can, we contribute to the world being a better place for everyone,” said Maja Kremic.
After the conversation, a lot of smiles and one game of the Don’t be angry, man boardgame which the representatives of the Foundation played with children and doctors from Tirsova, the director of this hospital, Dr. Sci. med. Siniša Dučić concluded:
“We are extremely glad that the Foundation recognized the importance of spending quality time with children who are being treated in our hospital. Due to this beautiful and useful change in our space, about 350 small patients will have the opportunity to spend quality time, having fun, but also learning through working with educators and teachers. The space in which they live has now been enriched and given a new function, which will help shorten the children’s hospital day and make it much more pleasant together. We hope that this will help our children to endure separation from the family more easily and to better remember the days spent in the hospital. ”
This donation was supported by our partners BIG Novi Sad, Eurocom International, Unilever, Minotti, Blackglass, Infinity design doo, Vulkan Publishing, Henkel, EnergyNet Foundation.