How are you? With end of the year coming up, we understand that you are busy. We would like you to meet Milena. Thanks to your help, Milena is able to continue her education.
Milena's family is originally from Smederesvka Palanka, a village situated 78km from Belgrade. As there are no technical high schools near her she has to travel to the closest one, which is located in Belgrade. The only way for Milena to continue her education and achieve her dream of becoming a geodetic technician, is to stay at student residences in Belgrade, but her family unfortunately cannot afford that.
Her mother says that had it not been for the scholarship that they wouldn’t know what they would have done. “It would not have been imaginable for her to study in Belgrade, there was no way we could afford to pay for the boarding fees”
It’s tough being away from your family, Milena says, but the “ability and the opportunity to continue my education is invaluable. Last week in class, we started developing basic databases and in the spring, I will be going to the Museum of Science and Technology with my class. This sort of thing wouldn’t happen if I was in Smederevska Palanka. I probably would have gone to a regular high school, but then I wouldn’t be able to become a geodetic technician.” The technical high school provides specialized training, which you can’t get at a regular high school.
This is why we need your help. Over the years, we have been able to provide hot meals, school supplies and educational scholarships to over 100 children and youth.
Our long-term goal is for children and youth to complete as many levels of schooling as possible, and be in a position to become independent and successful members of society.
This Christmas, we need to ask you to help us. The work that we do is entirely dependent on donations from individual supporters like yourself. We want to be able to provide hot meals, school supplies and opportunities to children and youth like Milena.
What can you do?
- Donate! If you set up a recurring donation, GlobalGiving will match it.
- Ask your employer for a corporate gift card
- Reach out to your network of friends, peers and colleagues and start a fundraiser. For every 5 people you know, those 5 people know another 5!
We also wanted to let you know that, as it is the season of giving, GlobalGiving will be rewarding organizations that get 30 individual donors to donate until the end of the year. So please, consider helping us and your donation will go even further. Every bit helps (more than you even realize) and we'll be forever grateful :)
Don’t forget to connect with us online (facebook, instagram or our website), we’d love to hear from you!
Pomoc deci team