| Jul 10, 2023
Traveling Together after Pandemic
In front of Nikola Tesla Museum
During corona pandemic, most of us were in the same position. People were alone, without many gatherings, mostly working from home. As for the children, it looks like they survived several years of their precious childhood in a strange manner. Without the social media and internet, they would miss several years of growing up for sure. This way, it looked like they were in touch. Children were not going to school, and not to mention some other school or preschool activities that we all enjoyed in. For example, excursions, traveling together, visiting new places, cities they have never been to before.
When it all slow down, and it was possible to start school year and all activities looked like before, we from Pomoc deci decided to find a way to organize two-day excursions for fifty children from four high schools from the south of Serbia. Some of them could not travel with school at all, because of the three corona years that came their way. So, for them it was a first trip anywhere, and for most of them, a first time traveling alone, without parents.
Especially we were happy when in Belgrade, high school students presented the four best projects that we selected. Over fifty high school students visited Belgrade were from Serbian cities in the south of a country: Technical school in Bujanovac, Technical school in Surdulica, and Technical school and Medical school in Vranje. Students had an opportunity to visit Jevremovac Botanical Garden, Nikola Tesla Museum and many more interesting spots in the city, driving and walking for the first time streets of a capital of Serbia. We are sure that these moments they will remember with a smile forever.
This trip was special because it was an award for their hard and diligent work on ecological projects they were involved in and that they worked on for months to preserve nature around them. One project was cleaning a lake`s shore, other cleaning and planting trees and flowers in the schoolyard, third was putting containers across town for putting away recycled material and the fourth putting feeding machine for angry dogs, so they stop being dangerous and hungry anymore.
Friendship, youth activism, ecology and caring for the environment and for each other - these are the values we build together!
Thank you for supporting us all the way and making so many children happy and most of them traveling for the first time outside their home town!