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Crown Princess Katherine supports school in Kosovo

Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia
Royal Palace Belgrade

Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia has, through her charity foundation, received a donation through Lifeline Canada for the Petar Petrovic Njegos Elementary School in Gornje Kusce, in Kosovo. Responding to the needs for modern education Crown Princess Katherine’s Foundation, with the support of Lifeline Canada, provided this school with technical equipment, worth 6,000 Canadian dollars, in order to assist teachers towards better education for the children.

The children of the school have received new tablets, routers for internet connection and printers who will provide the students of this school with a modern approach to learning, and their teachers with an updated way of educating.

In connection with the donation, Her Royal Highness issued the following statement: “A big thank you to all the wonderful donors from Canada who helped this school in Kosovo and Metohija with their donation and gave them the opportunity to get an education using modern technology. The technical equipment for students and teachers is especially important at this time when a large part of teaching is conducted remotely due to the pandemic”.

Acting principal of Gornje Kusce elementary school “Petar Petrovic Njegos” Mr. Nenad Vlajkovic said: “On behalf of the children, parents and on my own behalf, I thank Lifeline Canada Humanitarian Organization and the Crown Princess Katherine’s Foundation for this generous donation. Our children will be able now to keep up with the modern world and not to lag behind their peers from other parts of our homeland, Serbia. Thank you so much for showing that you care about our people in Kosovo and Metohija”.

In 1993, Crown Princess Katherine founded the Lifeline Humanitarian Organisation which currently has offices in Chicago, New York, Toronto, London and Athens. This organisation, together with the HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation, works to collect money for medical equipment that has been delivered to numerous hospitals in Serbia and many schools have received equipment to ensure better learning of their students.

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.