ROYAL COUPLE DELIVER VAN TO CENTRE FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM “OLGA HADZI ANTONOVIC”
Belgrade, 3 December 2012 – On the occasion of the United Nations International Day for Children with Disabilities, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine together with H.E. Mr. Alaine Kundycki, Ambassador of Belgium to Serbia, Mr. William Infante – United Nations resident coordinator and Mr. Nikola Matic, Secretary for Social Protection for the city of Belgrade delivered this morning a van to the Centre for Children with Autism “Olga Hadzi Antonovic”.
This valuable donation of a Van for six people was provided thanks to the help and support of the Organization Femmes d’ Europe from Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Government. This donation was promised for the Centre for Children with Autism during and in honour of the visit of Mrs. Ban Sun Taek, wife of H.E. Mr Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations’.
HRH Crown Princess Katherine thanked the Femmes d’ Europe organization and the Luxembourg Government in her speech, and emphasized that people with disabilities and people who live with autism and their families really need solidarity and support of all the people with good will.
H.E. Mr. Alaine Kundycki, Ambassador of Belgium, Mr. William Infante – UN resident coordinator, Mr. Nikola Matic, Secretary for Social Protection for the city of Belgrade and Mrs. Vesna Petrovic President of the Association of parents of the children with autism also spoke in the honour of the event.
Previously a sensory room was donated to the Centre by Her Royal Highness’ Foundation and the guests visited it for that occasion. Mr. Rajko Marin, Director of the Centre for Children with Autism accepted the generous donation.
The HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation and the “Olga Hadzi Antonovic” Centre were delighted with this cooperation because they share the goal to make the lives of children with autism easier and better.