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Published: Monday, 22.12.2014

Hrvatske vode bring joy to children in the SOS Children's Village Lekenik

Just before the start of the Christmas holidays, on December 19, Hrvatske vode delighted the children in the SOS Children's Village Lekenik with the book launch of the new picturebook, Water as the Source of Life – Protection of Waters, and gifts for the children in the Village.

 In the festive, specially decorated main hall of the Social Center, the youngest residents of the Village gathered to witness a special event. After making themselves comfortable, they listened attentively to an introductory poem about Hrvoje the Turtle, written and read aloud by the employee of Hrvatske vode Nihada Omerdić. Marija Vizner told children more about Hrvoje the Turtle and his adventure, and how it teaches us to protect our waters. Children were captivated by the story and wonderful accompanying illustrations. The quiz about the preservation of waters revealed that our children were highly aware of the importance of how we use water in our Village.
We found out that they all treated water responsibly: for example, they turn off the faucet when brushing their teeth and they collect rainwater.
Good for them – they are genuine water guardians!
As they watched the educational poster from their comfortable perches around the Social Center hall, they enthusiastically pointed to right and wrong things to do in the daily use of water. At the end of the picturebook launch, they got to meet the illustrator, Martina Zelenika, who joined forces with employees of Hrvatske vode and gave all children in the attendance gift backpacks containing the copies of the educational picturebook. The donated educational materials were warmly received by the children, who appreciate gifts during this holiday season when we all reach out to each other to share the warmth and love in our hearts.
The get-together ended with everyone taking a photo together. The guests promised to return with a new picturebook about the adventures of Hrvoje the Turtle, and a new play, Water is Life, in which a character named Oscar would teach them how to perserve waters and life on Earth.
We are thankful to our new friends from Hrvatske vode, and we wish them a Merry Christmas and a happy and successful New Year!

 

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