Our friends from “Hermann Gmeiner Fund” visited the SOS Children’s Village Kraljevo

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Mr. Wilfried Vyslozil director of “Herman Gmeiner Fund” from Germany and Mrs. Sensburg Ulla, a member of the Board of Directors, visited 19 and 20 June SOS Children’s Village Kraljevo.

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By spending time with children, family lunch at one of our SOS families and walking around town with the children and SOS mother from another family, guests were introduced to the life in the Village, Kraljevo, and Serbia. They peek into our everyday lives, joys and challenges, hear our desires, plans and dreams…

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Hermann Gmeiner Fund, one of the first donors to aid the earthquake in Kraljevo after 2010, has donated 100,000 euros for the repair of primary school “Vuk Karadzic” in Ribnica which  our children attending, and of affiliated primary school “Dragan Marinkovic” in Popovici .

Together with the Director of SOS Children’s Village Kraljevo, Ms. Vesna Mrakovic-Jokanovic, Dr. Vyslozil Wilfried and Mrs. Ulla Sensburg visited our school with great pleasure. The school director Rodoljub Zecevic expressed his gratitude once again on behalf of the school, all students, parents and teachers, to dear guests for their generous support.

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The guests also visited the Youth facility, our high school youths and the future college students. They supported their desire to continue to educate, shared a few helpful tips and tricks from their experience and belief that hard work and effort can overcome all temptations of life. They also expressed their best wishes for the road to independence.

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In gratitude for the donation which had used for the land that was bought to build a new home for the Youth facility, and financial support from Hermann Gmeiner Fund to the establishment of the Children’s Village, the youngsters donated a symbolic gift to the guests, embroidered hearts. Mrs. Jokanovic handed over thanksgiving certificate to the guests, with a wish that this friendship last and grows with our children and youths.