Tuesday September 27th, 2011


UNICEF Ambassador Novak Djokovic spent some time with preschoolers in Smederevo, Serbia, on Monday, playing a variety of games with children ages 3-5. He shared a few thoughts on his Facebook page:

"I was on the field visit to pre-school "Pcelica" in Smederevo as ambasador for UNICEF for early childhood education. I had a lot of fun with kids, they were so eager to play and ask questions and show their little talents. I hope to see more of these kind of institutions which integrate children from all areas, and children with disabilities and Roma children. Every child deserves oportunity to grow in clean, healthy environment where they can play and learn and reach their potential.

"What I learned as a young child continues to have a tremendous impact on my life today. I had a unique priviledge to have a good start in life and a chance to develop my talents. But the starting line is not the same for all children. Those born into poverty or on the margins of society require our extra support to realize their dreams. Preschool programs are essential to give every young child the maximum possibilities to success in his further education. They provide them with a winner’s starting position."

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