Donation of 100,000 packages for health protection to all first-graders in Serbia
With a wish to help and support elementary schools all over Serbia, our Foundation will, in cooperation with Koloid company and Galenika Pharmaceutics, and with the support of the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia, donate 100,000 packages for health protection to first-grade students of all elementary schools in Serbia. Packages, which include a “Silver Mask” – a barrier mask with integrated silver and zeolite ions, hand sanitizer gels, for protection from pathogens, will be donated to 64,175 first grade students in 1263 elementary schools in 17 school districts all over Serbia during October.
National Director of Novak Djokovic Foundation Maja Kremic delivered the first contingent of the health protection package to schools in the Belgrade school districts and donated silver masks and hand sanitizer gels to the first-graders of ‘Drinka Pavlovic’ Elementary, as a part of the humanitarian project ‘Nano Fighters – support for the education system of the Republic of Serbia’. The handover event was also attended by representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, Galenika Pharmaceutics and Koloid.
“Since the beginning of our work, we’ve been trying to provide children support in all segments of their development, particularly in regard to the safety and health of our children. Having in mind that the first-graders started this school year in different circumstances than the previous generations, we have made the decision to support our little heroes with the ‘Nano fighters’ project and to provide unique, self-cleaning ‘Silver masks’ to all first-graders. These masks have been enriched with silver ions which have anti-microbial properties, resulting in an improved form of health protection. With this project, we wish to support the education system, as well as parents for whom this represents a significant impact on the budget,” said Maja Kremic.
Dean of ‘Drinka Pavlovic’ Elementary Jole Bulatovic thanked Novak Djokovic Foundation for caring for the health and safety of students.
“Unfortunately, 96 children started this school year in different circumstances. On the first day, they had a lecture about COVID-19 and about how to care for their health and hygiene, and I believe that they have gotten used to wearing protective mask during this month and a half. I believe that they will find it interesting to wear the ‘Silver mask’, as well as that this donation will mean something to their parents, so that they don’t have to buy masks for at least a month. It is nice to know that celebrities, and Novak is one, care for the health of the youngest,” said Bulatovic.
Director of Koloid Bozidar Backovic also expressed great gratitude to Novak Djokovic Foundation.
“The Koloid company, with its many years of experience in production and development of products based on silver ion nano-technologies, combined its tech with the technologies of Galenika Pharmaceutics, and together developed “The Silver mask’, a new, improved for of protection from pathogenic micro-organisms. Considering that the wearing of masks has been regulated by the Decision on measures for preventing and suppressing the COVID-19 infectious disease and that they are at this time a primary requirement for our society, by making a joint decision with Galenika Pharmaceutics, we have provided packages for health protection to our youngest members of society first. On this occasion, we thank Novak Djokovic Foundation for recognizing this initiative, and for making extraordinary efforts to improve the conditions in the education system for children all over Serbia,” said Backovic.
Having in mind the ongoing global pandemic, and while being aware of the epidemiological situation in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, the implementers of the project, Galenika Pharmaceutics and Koloid have, with the support of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, developed a new, improved form of protection, and created a self-leaning ‘Silver mask’ – a product enriched with silver and zeolite ions, which represent reliable natural protection from pathogenic micro-organisms. Silver and zeolite ions have been integrated into the three-layered barrier textile by ultrasonic ionization, and have strong pathogen neutralizing properties.