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Foundation joins forces with CIP

by , Posted on 24th Dec 2012

Novak Djokovic Foundation and Center for Interactive Pedagogy from Belgrade (CIP) have signed a cooperation agreement to jointly design and implement educational programs for pre-school children. Thanks to a shared vision and experience of experts from the Foundation and CIP, all future activities will be devoted to improvement of accessibility and quality of education of pre-school children, as well as development of their talents in order to achieve significant results in fields of science, culture and sports.

On the occasion of signing the agreement, Jelena Ristic, Director of the Novak Djokovic Foundation, said she was very proud that the Foundation would have an opportunity to collaborate with CIP for the first time.

“Foundation has big plans to work with children in Serbia, which is why we need professionals with significant experience. We recognized CIP’s professionalism during our collaboration with UNICEF, and we have a very similar thinking and work ethic. We are certain that we’ve chosen good partners and that we will cooperate to the mutual pleasure,” Ristic said, adding: “We have great research ahead of us and meetings with people from inland of Serbia in order to understand what children in rural, underdeveloped regions of the country need. Our Foundation would like to invite everyone interested in supporting and helping our children in Serbia, to provide them with adequate growing up conditions and education, because together we can do so much and create lasting change. Children are our future, our investment, and we hope that improvement of their lives will become a top national priority.”

Center for Interactive Pedagogy is a professional, non-partisan, non-profit association of citizens, professionals working in education. It was founded in 1998 and it operates primarily in Serbia. Their mission is to contribute to the development of quality education accessible to all, and with their work they promote equal rights for all, acknowledgement and respect for ethnic, national and cultural heritage and tradition, contemporary pedagogical practice based on individualized teaching methods, teamwork and partnership relations.

Milena Mihajlovic, CIP Executive Director, also expressed her delight at the future cooperation with Novak Djokovic Foundation.

“I believe that together we will make many children and young people in Serbia happy. We are willing to give our advisory, logistical support and professional assistance. Our Centre is organization with a long-lasting experience in upbringing and education of children, and we will help the Foundation primarily to implement and coordinate projects. Our main goal is to support young children, especially those growing up in poor conditions, and help them fulfil their potential and talents”,

said Mihajlovic.

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For more information on CIP, please visit their webpage: www.cipcentar.org

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