Savremena’s secondary students show their altruism: Helping children with developmental disabilities fostered by St Petka monastery

Savremena’s secondary students have once again shown their compassion. They helped the home for children with developmental disabilities fostered by St Petka monastery at Izvor near Paraćin.

The charity campaign was initiated by Religious Studies teacher Ana Marjanović, who learnt from the nuns at the monastery that they needed meat products, flour, hygiene products, all of which the students procured with help from their teachers.

The monastery became a home for children with developmental disabilities in 1942

St Petka monastery at Izvor operates under the auspices of Ravanica monastery. Apart from prayers and service, the nuns are in charge of taking care of the children, providing them with unconditional love and spiritual solace. The monastery is home to 88 abandoned, sick, and disabled women aged 18–80.

The 14th-century monastery was restored as a men’s monastery in 1824, and obtained its current status and purpose in 1942, when it welcomed its first refugees and ill children.

Together with their Religious Studies teacher, II-4 student Danilo Rončević and II-3 student Stefan Milojević took the supplies to the monastery.
Savremena’s students once again responded in good numbers and helped those in need. Well done, Savremena’s humanitarians!

I am extremely pleased and proud to be the parent of a Savremena student. During my first encounter with the school management, when I asked about my child’s potential enrolment, I saw how much love, enthusiasm and professionalism you put in your work. I was impressed by your approach, ideas and methods. I couldn’t believe something like this existed in our country! It doesn’t take long to realise that this is a school you would recommend to everyone. Creativity, modern technology, top-quality education, and most of all, the humaneness that can be seen throughout the school, make it truly different and worthy of its name – Savremena Gimnazija. With such an approach, the success of this school and, consequently, our children’s success, is unavoidable. Congratulations! Jelena Đorđević, Andrija’s mum
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