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Serbia

Crown Princess Katherine speaks of the importance of education as she makes donation to school

Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia
Royal Palace Belgrade

Crown Princess Kathrine of Serbia has personally handed over a donation of more than $10,0000 to the local school in the Serbian city of Bliznak. The donation comes from The Crown Princess`s foundation, the Lifeline Humanitarian Organization of Chicago who received a personal gift from the Speranza family in memory of their brother Douglas Whitehead.

Bliznak is a village in the municipality of Žagubica, Serbia. According to the 2002 census, the village has a population of 361 people.

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Kathrine of Serbia issued the following statement: “We extend a heartfelt thanks to the Speranza family for this incredibly generous donation! This donation is aimed to help “Jovan Serbanovic” primary school in the village of Bliznak and to fulfil needs the school had for many years with updated equipment and all the necessities needed at the moment for quality education. The donation provided computer equipment, classroom furniture, library books, a new playground and sports equipment, backpacks filled with school supplies and boxes of educational items and games.”

Crown Princess Katherine continued: “The Lifeline Humanitarian Organization of Chicago, whose patron I have been for over 25 years, works tirelessly to benefit our children. Serbia is not only Belgrade, as we help schools across Serbia and Republika Srpska. I am especially grateful to our generous donors, the Speranza family, who care so very deeply about the plight of children in need and provide assistance to them during these difficult times. God bless you for helping our children! Our children now will be able to focus on studying and to enjoy schooling. I wish them much success in the new school year!“.

Mr. Goran Milinkovic, the school principal, emphasized how much the donation meant to the school and the students and offered his own thanks to the family, the organisation and the Crown Princess.

Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Kathrine of Serbia have made many donations to causes across Serbia this year. This July, Crown Princess Katherine has led and organized a large-scale effort to assist the Serbian health service, worth more than 500.000 euros.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.