‘Proud of Our Team’: Novak Djokovic Delighted Over the Signing of New Project by His Foundation

Published 05/13/2021, 8:23 AM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 8, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his first round match against France’s Jeremy Chardy REUTERS/Loren Elliott


Having grown up in a country torn apart by conflict, Novak Djokovic fully understood the plight of children in Serbia, especially those belonging to under-privileged backgrounds. Hence, through the Novak Djokovic Foundation, formed in 2007, the tennis star has been working towards providing children with quality pre-school education.

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Recently, Djokovic’s foundation signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, with the World Bank’s financial support.

BELGRADE, SERBIA – JUNE 14: Novak Djokovic of Serbia watches the final match between Dominic Thiem of Austria and Filip Krajinovic of Serbia on June 14, during the 3rd day of Summer Adria Tour, 2020 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Nikola Krstic/MB Media/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic Foundation signs up for a new project

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The project, Inclusive Preschool Education, aims to adapt and equip at least 100 rooms in existing preschool institutions and public facilities.

Over the next two years, the initiative will reconstruct and convert premises in various pre-school institutions and public facilities to equip them with furniture and didactic material.

Delighted over the announcement, Djokovic tweeted and applauded the efforts of his team at ND Foundation and his wife, Jelena, who is the Global CEO.

“100 rooms idemoooo!!!! So proud of our team @novakfoundation and @MPNTR @jelenadjokovic,” tweeted Djokovic.
Since many children in Serbia don’t have access to pre-school education, the project will provide a safe, creative and nurturing environment for children belonging to socially and economically endangered social groups.

Over the years, the Novak Djokovic Foundation has completed around 37 projects and has benefitted the lives of 30,000 children. Hence, the latest program will bolster the organization’s endeavor to increase its reach and deliver a quality educational foundation to children from the earliest age.

Djokovic, through the foundation, has exhibited his humanitarian nature by working for the social upliftment of the children in his own country.

Djokovic enters Italian Open quarterfinals

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With a dominating straight-set win over Spanish qualifier Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the third round, Djokovic reached the quarterfinals of the 2021 Italian Open.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Monte Carlo Masters – Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France – April 15, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his third round match against Britain’s Dan Evans REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Up next, the defending champion will face Stefanos Tsitsipas for a place in the semifinals. The duo has faced each other six times, with Djokovic having a 4-2 lead in their head-to-head meetings.

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But Tsitsipas’ has been in splendid form over the last month, lifting the trophy at Monte Carlo Masters and finishing as the runner-up at Barcelona Open. He poses a genuine threat to Djokovic’s chances of lifting a record sixth title at the Italian Open.

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Kshitij Tayal

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Kshitij Tayal is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having played district-level tennis competitions, Kshitij is also a tenured journalist of the sport with over four years of experience. At EssentiallySports, he pens down some thought-provoking pieces on players and tournaments across the ATP and WTA.

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