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The Power of Season of Giving Campaign: Together We Will Open Three New Preschools in Serbia!

by , 26th Nov 2020

For two years in a row, you have been putting your trust in us and giving us unconditional support towards our goal – to provide every child in Serbia with a quality early education. The “Season of Giving” campaign would not have changed the lives of children in Serbia if it were not for you.

Thanks to a large number of noble individuals and companies, last year during our fundraising campaign “Season of Giving” we exceeded the original campaign goal and raised $ 140,000 to open new preschool places throughout Serbia. Our founders, Novak and Jelena Djokovic, inspired by such a gesture of all those who joined the action, doubled the amount collected and thus made available nearly $ 280,000 for all infrastructure projects of our Foundation in the coming period.

“I am proud and my heart is full when we are playing on the same team and for the same cause!”, Novak thanked everyone.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the prescribed state security measures, our projects for reconstruction and equipping of preschools have been stopped for some time this year. However, our team quickly adapted to all the new challenges and after some time all the construction works could start again!

Thanks to the last year’s Season of Giving campaign, we were able to start with reconstruction of three new preschools – in Topola, Vladimirci and Trstenik Municipalities!

We wanted to share with you once again how the reconstruction works in all these preschools are going and how it will change the lives of their communities.

In May this year, we have proudly marked the beginning of construction works on our 46. preschool. We have chosen to reconstruct the newly built part of the Preschool Institution “Sofija Ristić” in the Topola municipality located in the Sumadija region – the heart of Serbia.

When we open our new preschool, almost every child in this area will have access to quality preschool education!

The new preschool will have over 460 square meters. Once the reconstruction is finished, the new preschool will accommodate up to 60 children from this area. The value of the project is approximately $150.000.

Results of our last year's Season of Giving campaign: Reconstruction works on preschool in Topola Municipality.

Results of our last year’s Season of Giving campaign: Reconstruction works on preschool in Topola Municipality.

In the Vladimirci Municipality, 30 pre-school age children have no access to pre-school education due to a lack of capacities, that is why we decided to reconstruct the “Suncokreti” building together with the institution and the municipality and to start resolving this problem. The plan is to establish two new workgroups, as well as a multi-function room for the needs of the entire institutions, which would enable physical activities with the children, celebrations and various kindergarten events.

By expanding the capacity of the preschool, we will provide 50 additional places and the total value of our donation is $ 121.000.

Results of our last year's Season of Giving campaign: Reconstruction works on preschool in Topola Municipality.

Results of our last year’s Season of Giving campaign: Reconstruction works on preschool in Vladimirci Municipality.

As many as 657 children who live in the territory of Trstenik Municipality, unfortunately, do not have the possibility to go to preschool and that is why this local community has a major need for expanding the capacities of the preschool institution.

The total surface area of the new building will be 280 square meters, so the reconstruction of this kindergarten will allow 75 children to stay and grow up in the best conditions.  The total amount of our donation is $ 121.000.

Results of our last year's Season of Giving campaign: Reconstruction works on preschool in Trstenik Municipality.

Results of our last year’s Season of Giving campaign: Reconstruction works on preschool in Trstenik Municipality.

Each of your selfless contributions helped us open more than 185 preschool places and to get closer to our goal of providing every child in Serbia with a quality early childhood education. We can’t wait to finish the works and open modern preschools that will beautify the childhood of our youngest.

Once again, we would like to send a big THANK YOU to our entire NDF family!

Join us on Giving Tuesday this year too! Let’s together change the future of children that live in small villages of Vajska and Ljubis. Follow our social media for more info.

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