Fourth Friendship Games on Kopaonik Officially Closed Today
The fourth Friendship Games, a week-long retreat for deserving kids the Novak Djokovic Foundation hosts every fall, have ended today on Kopaonik Mountain. We had an amazing time with 110 wonderful boys and girls from Aleksandrovac, Gornji Milanovac, Pecinci, Zitoradje and Sid and their teachers at the friendship camp.
Children enjoyed a wide range of entertaining and educational activities – from flying kites on the mountain slopes, making piñata, playing funny and exciting games to learning about things that truly matter in life such as teamwork, healthy nutrition, environmental awareness, sharing, empathy and respect for others. We believe they will have many stories to share with their parents, relatives and friends at home and create fond memories of the friendship camp and keep them in their hearts forever. Perhaps one day they will tell their children all about the incredible moments they spent on Kopaonik, friends they made here and a cute boy or a girl, their first childish loves.
The goal of the Friendship Games, designed as a summer camp-like activity, is to provide plenty of opportunities for children from economically disadvantaged municipalities in Serbia to master valuable life skills, make new friends, spend time outdoors surrounded by unrealistically beautiful nature, participate in sporting and fitness activities and creative workshops, and return home empowered and motivated to pursue their dreams and become champions in any field.
Each year we try to offer our little guests different fulfilling and life-changing experiences and select new location for the friendship camp, hoping the event will be even more successful than the previous one. However, the idea remains the same: make these less privileged children happy as much as they can be, teach them the right values and help them forge lifelong friendships.
We want to thank our numerous partners and friends – the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, the Junior hotel, Gebruder Weiss, Ski resorts of Serbia, Bambi, Iceberg Salat Center, Studio Moderna, Feniks Giz transport company and Eurocom, for helping and supporting us to organize the Friendship Games 2016.
Thank you for your support!
Your NDF Team