New School of Life in Odzaci to Open Doors Soon
Representatives of the Novak Djokovic Foundation and the Municipality of Odzaci signed today the agreement regarding the opening of the eleventh School of Life in the village of Deronja.
Therefore, 80 boys and girls, 3-6 years old, will be able to play with their friends, experience the joys of childhood and receive the education they deserve in a safe and stimulating environment. The Foundation will donate EUR 37,120 for the interior renovation and equpping of the facility. The local self-government will provide additional funds for the reconstruction of the building exterior and kindergarten outdoor play area.
Gorana Dzuzda Jakovljevic, NDF project manager, on this ocassion expressed her satisfaction that reconstruction works will start soon and highlighted support of the local self-goverment that recognized and joined the Foundation’s efforts to make great things happen for children in Deronja.
Through the implementation of the project “Schools of Life – Together for Childhood” we strive to transform children’s lives in positive and tangible ways and enhance the quality of preschool programs they will attend. Effective cooperation and support from our partners are of crucial importance, and we are glad that the number of communities, seeking to get involved and change things for kids for the better, is constantly increasing. Our main goal is to ensure that children throughout Serbia have equal opportunities to reach their full potential and get a good start in life. We also want to empower them with the resources they need to become productive and caring citizens of the world, said Gorana Dzudza Jakovljevic.
The eleventh School of Life project will include renovation of old premises in the local community center, organization of training courses and workshops designed for teachers and local community representatives, as well as full equipping of the preschool facility with new furniture, books, toys, didactic materials, and outdoor play sets.
The “Schools of Life -Together for Childhood” project has been implemented in cooperation with CIP – Centre for Interactive Pedagogy from Belgrade. The aim of this project is to provide children in economically challenged areas in Serbia access to a quality preschool education and create best possible conditions for them to grow up, learn, play, socialize and discover their limitless potential.
So far 9 Schools of Life have been opened in Ljig, Raska, Knic, Merosina, Kraljevo, Hladicin Han, Lucani, Sid and Pecinci. Grand opening of the tenth jubilee school in Jalovnik is expected to take place soon.