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NDF Donates to Children with Disabilities from Aleksinac

by , Posted on 20th May 2015

Together with our friends from the Embassy of Canada in Belgrade we provided digital logopedic set and interactive whiteboard to children from primary school “Smeh i suza”.

Great news from Aleksinac. Together with our friends from the Embassy of Canada in Belgrade we visited primary school for children and youth with disabilities “Smeh i suza” in Aleksinac, and donated them a digital logopedic set and interactive whiteboard worth RSD 458.213.

According to Maja Jovanović, NDF project manager, this school attended by 60 students, much needed professional and technological support.

We sincerely hope this donation will mean a lot both to children and school staff  and make their learning and teaching process much easier.  Our wish was to help children with disabilities work around their challenges, so they can learn, communicate or simply function better. Nowadays progress in any field is almost impossible without technological innovations. Therefore, we have decided to donate this set that will help the students improve their hearing and speech functions. I would like to thank our friends from the Embassy of Canada for their support in fundraising. In addition, the teachers went through special training to be able to use the equipment properly in their everyday teaching – said Maja Jovanović, NDF project manager.

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School principal Negovan Nedeljković emphasized that this donation is more than valuable not just to their school, but also to the entire municipality of Aleksinac.

The teachers from primary school for children and youth with disabilities in Aleksinac are looking forward to working with digital logopedic set and interactive whiteboard you provided for us. Thanks to this donation our students will improve their learning in a new and interesting way, and they will be able to reach their academic potentials. It will bring benefits not only to our school but also to our town and the whole municipality of Aleksinac. Students from other schools will also be able to use these tools as additional support to their education. I’d like to express my gratitude to Novak Djokovic Foundation who recognized our need for this assistive technology – said Nedeljković.

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Digital logopedic set is used in hearing and speech rehabilitation with children, for correction of stuttering, minor and serious language and speech disorders. Interactive whiteboard, on the other hand, combines computer, projector and large screen in one device that enables children to use their fingers instead of a chalk to write, draw or otherwise express their creativity.

International Belgrade Singers and the Embassy of Canada are proud to be NDF’s partners, and we are glad that we helped in providing digital logopedic set and interactive whiteboard for the school. We believe this new and innovative didactic tool will certainly improve teaching methods and enable the students to overcome learning tasks they have difficulties to accomplish – said Ms. Betty Ann German, International Belgrade Singers choir director and administrative assistant at the Embassy of Canada in Belgrade.

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