In Odzaci, a small town in the West Backa district, there are 100 children who do not have access to preschool education. This Season of Giving, we will work together to erase the waiting list so that every child in the municipality of Odzaci starts their preschool journey.
Preschool institution ‘Poletarac’ (Nestling in Serbian), in cooperation with the Municipality of Odzaci, started the construction of a new block at the central preschool building. However, as the project exceeds their budget, they need our help to complete it. By fully equipping four study rooms in the newly built block, we will enable 100 children to gain access to preschool education and grow, develop and make new friends in a safe and stimulating environment.
In order to understand the story you’ll be hearing over the next month, it is important to note that ‘Odzaci’ stands for ‘Chimneys’ in Serbian. The central theme of this year’s campaign is the story of a little girl named Elena and a folk tale passed on to her by her Grandma Mira. The chimney sweep whom Elena meets will not only be busy sweeping this holiday season, but will also fulfill Elena’s wish and help her start going to preschool and make new friends.
It is no coincidence that Grandma Mira knits the warmest sweaters, because there is a tradition of knitting in Odzaci that dates 200 years back. At the end of the 18th century, the production of hemp fabric started in Odžaci and over time they became a European capital for the production of this industrial material. In the 1930s, Odzaci was known for the production of wool and silk fabric. Grandma Mira has been knitting since she was young, so we shouldn’t be surprised at the beautiful little white sweater she knitted for her granddaughter.HELP US OPEN A PRESCHOOL IN ODZACI
You can also help us by sharing the news about our campaign with your family, colleagues, and friends on social networks. In this way, you are making a difference by advocating the importance of investing in the early years, and in helping children who never had access to preschool education.
Support our campaign and #MakeAWishForOdzaci come true! Let’s #BelieveInTheirDreams together!
HOW CAN WE HELP TOGETHER?
There are almost 100 children in Odzaci who do not have access to preschool. This is precisely where we intend to open a new preschool, with your help.
By giving these children the head start that they deserve, we will be creating a platform from which they will develop, discover a world of possibilities, and go on to achieve great things in life.
By welcoming 100 children to the new preschool and admitting them into the early years programs, we will be helping not only them, but also their parents, teachers, and everyone in their community.
This embodies our long-term vision and approach to everything we do, and it will only make your contribution more significant as time goes by. What are we waiting for? Let’s help this community get their new preschool!LET’S OPEN A NEW PRESCHOOL IN ODZACI