Crown Princess Katherine humanitarian visit to Kragujevac and Pirot
HRH Crown Princess Katherine humanitarian visit to Pirot and Kragujevac
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Published: 2013 / 03 / 14
Sensory room for children with autism opened in Pirot
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine visited today Kragujevac and Pirot.
During her visit to Kragujevac, Her Royal Highness was accompanied by Mrs. Vivienne Noyes-Thomas, Development Director, Christel House Europe, which in the last five years have implemented a project for training children from socially disadvantaged families in the city of Kragujevac, in cooperation with HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation.
The project aims to help children from socially disadvantaged families to become independent and well trained for a specific vocational craft. For this purpose several workshops in elementary school “Vuk Karadzic” and High school “Srednja strucna skola” in Kragujevac were organized. By this visit a fruitful cooperation has continued with hope to expand further in future.
Following the visit to Kragujevac, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine visited the City of Pirot where she officially opened the first Sensory Room for children with autism in elementary and secondary school for children with special needs "Mladost". The Crown Princess also paid a visit to the pediatric department at the General Hospital in Pirot where she presented gifts to children.
During the official opening of the Sensory room for children with autism in Pirot, which took place in the presence of the Mayor of Pirot, Mr. Vladan Vasic, the Crown Princess emphasized: “I am very happy that we have gathered here for such a special occasion. The sensory room, which I am honoured to officially open today, is a valuable gift from Lifeline New York Humanitarian Organisation which is operating under my patronage. I am sure that this gift will make lives easier both for children and teachers“.
The funds for this valuable donation were collected thanks to the Charity lunch that took place in New York last year, in the presence of H. E. Mr. and Mrs. Vuk Jeremic and Mrs. Ban Soon-Taek, the wife of UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon as well as many other supporters of the humanitarian endeavors of the Royal Couple.
HRH Princess Katherine also visited the gallery that exhibits traditional rugs "Grlica" where she admired the traditional craftsmanship and artistic beauty of the handicrafts which are a characteristic part of the cultural heritage of Pirot .
Socially responsible companies Jat Airways, Mercedes Benz and Eco Yu are strategic partners of The Royal Family and the humanitarian work of HRH Crown Princess Foundation. This time they contributed in helping children in having better chances to advance and prosper.
HRH Crown Princess Katherine with artists in the gallery of beautiful traditional Pirot rugs
HRH Crown Princess Katherine and Mrs. Vivienne Noyes-Thomas visited children in Pediatric department in General Hospital in Kragujevac
HRH Crown Princess Katherine officially opened the sensory room in Pirot in the presence of “Mladost“ school Principle Mr. Djordje Djordjevic and Mayor of Pirot Mr. Vladan Vasic
HRH Crown Princess Katherine visited Primary and High school ”Mladost” in Pirot
HRH Crown Princess Katherine visited IT center in the school that helps in the education of pupils
HRH Crown Princess Katherine and Mrs. Vivien Noyes Thomas with pupils
HRH Crown Princess Katherine and Mrs. Vivien Noyes Thomas with teachers from Kragujevac
HRH Crown Princess Katherine and Mrs. Vivien Noyes Thomas visited children in Pediatric department in General Hospital in Kragujevac
HRH Crow Princess Katherine and Mrs. Vivien Noyes Thomas with doctors from pediatric department in Kragujevac