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Next mission: May 2010
Developing sport in the Serb enclaves of Kosovo!
In December 2008 we initiated the action to help Serbian sports clubs in Kosovo. We have brought in Kosovo, more precisely in Kososvka Mitrovica (northern Kosovo), all equipment necessary for the creation of a boxing club that was forming.
We were able to achieve this goal through a partnership with a French boxing club in the region Iséroise.
Our actions always being looked upon long-term and with continuity, we will start providing sports equipment in the spring of this year. We will deliver the following to Kosovska Mitrovica and the Serb enclaves in Kosovo:
- Equipment for football and basketball: balls, shorts, T-shirts, shoes.
- Boxing Equipment: gloves, shin pads, punching bags.
- Office equipment for the secretariat of the sports clubs.
Following the war, the Serbian youth was left with no activities and found themselves abandoned to the street while subjected to its vices. What is missing most in this disaster area (due to the anti-Serb pogroms and war), is material assistance to support and encourage initiatives to get young Serbs off the street! The boxing club that we helped last year now has 60 members. With the additional equipment that we will bring the hope is to double that number. 120 young Serbs who are training in boxing; this is how many young people will be mentally and physically strengthening themselves to face the terrible challenges of their lives – a people who have become a minority in their own land. When everything is gone (Serbian government, Serbian town halls etc.) it is these local football/basketball associations that will become the living and gathering areas for young Serbs.
Help the young Serbs to pull through!
You can help:
-If you have a large stock of sports equipment in very good condition
-If you can get this equipment at reduced cost
To allow us to buy the equipment we need from you:
• Cheque payable to ‘Solidarity Kosovo at: Solidarité Kosovo – BP 1777-38220 VIZILLE – FRANCE
• Bank Transfer: BIC: CEPAFRPP382 – IBAN: FR76 1382 5002 0008 7707 2878 125
• Donate online through Paypall: http://www.solidarite-kosovo.org/fr/dons-en-ligne
We remind you that Solidarity Kosovo is a volunteer organization and that each donation goes directly to humanitarian missions.
At the root of the domestic malaise is the notion that countries do not belong to the people who have inhabited them for generations, but to whoever happens to be within their boundaries at any given moment — regardless of his culture, attitude, or intentions. A further evil fallacy is the dictum that we should not feel a special bond for any particular country, nation, race, or culture, but transfer our preferences on the whole world, ‘the Humanity,’ equally. Those Americans and Europeans who love their lands more than any others, and who put their families and their neighborhoods before all others, are normal people. Those who tell them that their attachments should be global and that their lands and neighborhoods belong to the whole world are sick and evil.
- Srdja Trifković
4 vehicles, 56 m³ of goods, 47 computers, 8 French, 1 Italian: that’s the log book of our 10th humanitarian convoy to support the Serbian children and their parents in Kosovo and Metohija.
Arriving December 28th in Kosovska Mitrovica after 2 days spent on the roads, we delivered and distributed nearly 60 m³ of school supplies, clothes, toys and sweets.
The donations, which were collected as well as transported thanks to your generosity, have been given directly to either Serbian families in need, local communities, and/or those in charge of associations.
Since the withdrawal of the Serbian forces, the orthodox monasteries have become an essential link point and have received goods in order to ensure re-distribution according to local needs. This year we have been able to provide about fifty computers re-formated in Serbian. This has been possible thanks to the donation made by a company after it had renewed all PCs. This is unprecedented in the history Solidarité Kosovo.
Finally, in a rural village separated from the town’s outskirts by a a row of burned houses, we’ve been able to bring material support to about a thousand families. More importantly we have tried to deliver a message of hope, that despite the attitude of the French government, that there are still European citizens who are willing to help Serbians from Kosovo and Metohija to build a better future. A future of peace in their land.
SK wants to thanks volunteers, privates companies, parishes individuals as well as all the people who by their contribution have participated in the success of this 10th Solidarité Kosovo humanitarian mission.
- Solidarité Kosovo
A Brojanica (pronounced: brojanista) is a traditional Orthodox bracelet. Originally hand-woven in monasteries and used as a prayer beads, it is called Komboskini in Greece and Chotki in Russia. Brojanica is very popular and more & more people are wearing it in Serbia, it is truly outward symbol of faith. Commonly worn on the left wrist, it has progressively become a symbol of resistance and support to Serbs and more particularly Serbs in Kosovo, now considered foreigners in their own fatherland.
Now worn on the wrist by European identitarians, recently it has even been seen on Heinz-Christian Strache’s the dynamic leader of Austrian party FPÖ.
Wear and encourage others to wear, a Brojanica. – Solidarité Kosovo