PM presents donation in Battle for Knowledge campaign
Prime Minister Ana Brnabic visited today the elementary school Preljina in Cacak, the government announced.Source: B92, srbija.gov.rs
There, she handed over to the teachers from eight schools from that region and from two from Kosovo schools programming robots within the KODigranje campaign, to continue the battle for knowledge.
Brnabic underlined that this battle continues not only through this action, but also through the introduction of informatics as a compulsory subject, networking schools, equipment procurement and teacher education.
This battle is part of a larger action that the government of Serbia supports and in which we are assisted by socially responsible business people, without which we could not network schools or get equipment, she said.
The prime minister expressed her special gratitude to the teachers from the schools who received the donation for applying to participate in the action, as they showed that they wanted to make something more than the basic plan and program.
They show responsibility towards the profession and the desire to teach children to think analytically, solve problems, not be afraid to make decisions, and learn from mistakes and move on, Brnabic stressed.
The prime minister expressed her special gratitude to the donor - Ostoja Miajlovic, a businessman from Cacak, and invited other businessmen to join the campaign, adding that she was particularly pleased that the schools from Kosovo and Metohija also expressed their desire for participation in the action. It is also important to help the children from Kosovo, she said.
"We will continue the battle for knowledge, but without a social consensus we cannot move on as a society," Brnabic concluded, according to the Serbian government.đ
Today's handover ceremony was also attended by Education Minister Mladen Sarcevic.
The KODigranje campaign, a part of Battle for Knowledge, is being implemented by Fund B92, while the money to buy the robots for the said schools came from the company British Motors.
Including Wednesday's donation, 1,770 educational robots have been given to date to 354 elementary schools, while currently more than 200 schools remain on "the waiting list."
Organizers are inviting all potential donors, socially responsible companies, to join the campaign in order to help motivate elementary school students to develop an interest in the profession of the future.
More information is available on the campaign's website.