Djokovic supports early childhood education in Serbia with $100,000

    Men’s tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic is sharing a part of his blessings to vulnerable children in Serbia this December.

    The tennis star, who became a UNICEF National Ambassador in Serbia in August, donated $100,000 to support early childhood education in the country. He hopes his donation will “make a difference” to the youth in Serbia.

    “Building a solid foundation in the early years of a child’s life will not only help him or her reach [his or her] full potential but will also result in better societies as a whole,” he said.

    Apart from the thousand dollar donation, Djokovic is promoting UNICEF Serbia’s card and gift campaign to raise funds for the most vulnerable children around the world.

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    • Jenny Lei Ravelo

      Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.