Thanks to generous donors and benefactors of the Lifeline Humanitarian Organization of Chicago, whose patron is HRH Crown Princess Katherine, and the Crown Princess Katherine’s Foundation in Belgrade, Serbia, new school libraries were completed at the Branko Radicevic Elementary Schools in the villages of Melnica and Stamnica.

New bookshelves, desks, chairs and paintings of the great world-renowned Serbian scientist, Nikola Tesla, were donated to both schools. The new library at the school in Melnica was completed by a generous donation from the Three Circles of Serbian Sisters from Illinois – the KSS of St. George in Joliet, the KSS Princess Zorka in Lansing, and the KSS St. Archangel Michael in Lansing. The new library at the school in Stamnica was made possible by a generous donation from The Nelson Family Charitable Foundation.

“I am very grateful to Lifeline Chicago, the Three Circles of Serbian Sisters, and to the Nelson Family Charitable Foundation who always think of our children and continue to help in difficult times. Children are always in the first place and will remain so. This donation will provide good and proper learning conditions for the children, which is very important for their education. It is the duty of adults to help the children while they are growing up, to give them the best possible conditions for learning, so they can have a better and more certain future”, stated HRH Crown Princess Katherine.

“Thanks to a donation from HRH Crown Princess Katherine, students and teachers of the school in Melnica and its regional branch in Stamnica gained the opportunity to perform their activities in a pleasant environment, in modern libraries, and to cherish the love for reading.

As we have done up to now, we will continue strive to enrich the school libraries with new titles every year, which follow the needs of education and interests of our students. On behalf of the students and staff of the Elementary School “Branko Radičević” in Melnica and on my behalf, I would like to thank HRH Crown Princess Katherine on donation”, said Mr. Dragisa Milosevic, Principal of Elementary school “Branko Radičević” in Melnica.

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