Ana leads UNICEF reading event

Ana leads UNICEF reading event

Ana, UNICEF Serbia National Ambassador, today held a public class for pupils from 10 primary schools included into the “School without Violence” programme, to promote the importance of reading books and education. She revealed to children which books were her favourite when she was a child and which ones impacted on her life.
 
"Reading habits are acquired in childhood," she told the audience at a Belgrade bookstore.

"I vividly remember the books I read when I was a child, and many of them had a tremendous impact on my life today. I was lucky that I had children’s books at home. For me, it is of great concern that even today every fifth child under five years of age in Serbia does not have a single picture book. I think this is unacceptable."
 
At the end of the meeting Ana gave each pupil a book as a present and in return received promises that they would regularly read and promote reading among their peers.
 
Ana, appointed UNICEF National Ambassador in Serbia in 2007, promotes and supports the anti-bullying "School without Violence“ programme in primary and secondary schools. With her private donations, she has enabled 16 schools in Serbia to join the programme, which aims at creating a safe and enabling environment for children.