On the 30th of September Austrian members of EUFOR and distinguished guests visited ‘Radnost’ Kindergarten in Bratunac. During the visit a ceremony was conducted thanking the Austrian personnel for their donation of a playground facility. Present at the ceremony were the head of the Kindergarten Mrs. Jadranka Magazin, Bratunac Mayor Mr. Nedeljko Mlađenović, head of local social affairs department Mrs. Olja Čučić and EUFOR Austrian contingent commander Col Juergen Schlechter. A ribbon was cut during the ceremony, marking the formal donation before the children began using the equipment.
Support to the community
The initiative for this project was taken by Austrian soldiers from the EUFOR Multinational Battalion, alongside their colleagues in the Bratunac Liason and Observation Team and the Military Cooperation Team of the Austrian Contingent. They raised 2,500 Euros in order to donate the playground, a project started because the EUFOR soldiers wanted to help local communities. In July of this year the project was completed, and since then children have been enjoying the 12 metre playground.