Happy and Successful at the End of the School Year
Almost a year and a half ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a COVID-19 pandemic. All these following months have been difficult for everyone but they have been especially tough for children.
School year was unlike those before. Unable to attend regular school, they were forced to stay at home and follow the curriculum via television or internet. Not only has the pandemic made lives harder, but for the refugee and internally displaced families living in Serbia this was one more expense they couldn’t afford. People dependent on part-time jobs to make ends meet were forced to choose between food, medications and their children’s education.
Thanks to your generosity and support, we at Pomoc Deci were able to proceed with our mutual goal of giving refugee children hope for better education achievements. With the learning going on and off line, we could redirect funds planned for school lunch directly to parents instead of paying to school meals’ providers during the online learning period, could secure needed textbooks, school supplies and we could even buy several smart devices needed for following the online lessons.
Our joint help gave the children from dislocated families and those with insufficient funds an opportunity to complete successfully the school year. Children could focus on their education and dreams of further educational progress and we are immensely grateful to you for making it happen.
Luka, Vasilije, Kristina, Milica, Jovan, Sofija, Nevena and Dragan all managed to complete the elementary school and get accepted into the secondary school he wanted. Natalija, Jelena, Nikola, Petar and Jovana S. all graduated from the high school and were accepted at the Faculties they always wanted to go to.
A total of 64 children in various other grades received some kind of support during the school year and successfully passed the grades.
We know that this year has been difficult for us all but your donation will help us make sure that the children from the poorest households will have that one secure meal per day at school, will have all the needed textbooks for the next school year, or will be able to attend school regularly because they would have the needed money for a monthly transportation pass. If you donate on TODAY - on the July 14th from 9:00 am Eastern Daylight Time - EDT (15:00 Central European Time - CET), donations between 100 USD and 1,000 USD will be matched from 15% to 50% by the GlobalGiving Foundation through the Bonus Day campaign.
Please, click on the Donate button today and help us help these children to start the new school year ready for new learning in September!