“So Much Impactful Work”: Novak Djokovic Reflects on Generous Initiatives By His Foundation

Published 11/21/2020, 8:00 AM EST
Currently ranked world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic speaks during a news conference in Belgrade, Serbia, REUTERS/Marko Djurica


The Novak Djokovic Foundation was established in 2007. Since then, the prime focus of the organization has been on children’s education and their well-being.

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This year has not been great for people around the world. The Coronavirus pandemic has hit people belonging to various sectors across all age groups. 

As the virus spreads globally, Djokovic is certainly doing his part. His foundation has been doing a tremendous job in helping the needy. Their initiatives include improving the conditions of living amongst the people in Serbia, and providing the required attention to children and impoverished communities.

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Djokovic posted the following on Instagram, “It’s been a hard year for so many families. I wanted to share my gratitude with Jelena, Maja Kremic, and everyone at Novak Djokovic Foundation. I would also thank the donors and partners. This team has improved the living conditions of thousands of children. Even parents, teachers, and impoverished communities in Serbia, from e-learning to school builds to COVID supplies and even mental health seminars. So much impactful work.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 15: Jelena Djokovic and Novak Djokovic attend the Wimbledon Champions Dinner at The Guildhall on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Novak Djokovic Helping the Needy when it Matters

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In these difficult times, it’s important to be united and support the ones that are in need of basic equipment for daily survival. Earlier, Novak had donated a million euros to help combat the virus. If the privileged help even in small ways, it goes a long way in alleviating problems.

In his post, he further stated, “Myself and Jelena are committed to the social good of our home country, especially through our children’s early childhood education. I play a small role compared to what this team achieves on the ground. Thank you all for your dedication to our mission and commitment to believing we can make a difference.” 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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