“Big Heart” helping “Biseri” Kindergarten
15 December 2015.
New Children’s Playground at Karaburma
Belgrade, December 15, 2015 – More than 200 children from the “Biseri” Kindergarten at Karaburma can now play at the reconstructed playground and in the refurbished kindergarten yard. The overall reconstruction of the playground, worth nearly 2 million euros, is a result of the “Big Heart” project, implemented by Eurobank in cooperation with the “Ana and Vlade Divac” Foundation. The playground is fully adjusted to children between 2 and 7 and to children with disabilities, who also attend this kindergarten, whose renovation was initiated by a volunteer campaign of Eurobank employees and the “Ana and Vlade Divac“ Foundation.
This is the 31st reconstructed playground in five years of the project, owing to more than 22 thousand users of the unique “Big Heart” MasterCard card.
“The humanitarian and traditional Big Heart campaign has brought happiness to nearly 10 thousand children across Serbia, as well as to us, adults, since it has provided us with an opportunity to step away from numbers and everyday tasks and take a peek into the children’s world. This year we have made happy children in six kindergartens and schools across Serbia. Let me use the language of the institution I represent and say that children are our major pledge for the future, a value that grows exponentially over time” said Dušan Mihailović, a member of the Executive Board of Eurobank.
The “Biseri” Kindergarten within the “Boško Buha” Pre-School Institution has for decades been upbringing, educating and preparing children for a big step towards the world of adults.
“I would like to thank Eurobank and the Foundation for helping us educate and motivate children to advance in a better environment. By refurbishing the yard and the playground, we have provided a good example for them on the need for environmental protection and work engagement,” said Marina Kostić, Director of the “Boško Buha” Pre-School Institution at Palilula.
“We are glad that we have made happy the children in this kindergarten as well, together with our partners and friends from Eurobank. There is no greater joy than watching happy children playing, and therefore we will always help wherever necessary to improve conditions for high-quality growing up and education of our youngest,” said Ana Divac, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the “Ana and Vlade Divac” Foundation.
The card with a big heart – “Big Heart” MasterCard card – is focused on improving conditions for more carefree growing up of children in Serbia. Retail clients who opt for this card bear no additional costs, while contributing to an important humanitarian cause by using it – reconstruction of playgrounds and introduction of libraries in pre-school and school institutions across Serbia.