Public Institution for Pre-School Education, Sokolac
The Children’s Kindergarten Sokolac is the only institution in this Municipality that offers pre-school education services for children. It was established back in 1981 and since then it has not been entirely renovated, apart from occasional minor works of repair. The Kindergarten has 17 employees and 130 children in whole-day care, and 66 children attending the pre-school education program. The Kindergarten operates in pretty difficult conditions, they have modest furniture, scarce educational materials and toys. The employees of the Kindergarten struggle to ensure the children with adequate living and educational conditions. There was even a burglary in this Kindergarten and their technical equipment was stolen, while the rooms and furniture were destroyed. This made their situation even worse and their Director emphasized the need to replace carpets in the children’s rooms. EKI Foča Office recognized this need as justified and purchased new carpets for their rooms thus enabling the children with better and safer living conditions, particularly in hygienic aspect.
The Director expressed her gratitude and underlined that other organizations should look up to EKI and follow EKI’s example, because this kind of support is very needed in this Kindergarten, so that they can continue offering better quality of services to the youngest population of Sokolac.