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Published: Monday, 19.09.2016

Through the Stribor’s Forest across the Pannonian Sea and all the way to the green hills

Twenty-three children and young people from the SOS Children's Village Ladimirevci spent an unforgettable day in the Magic Forest this weekend, hiking on the slopes of the Dilj Mountain. The trip was organized by the Zanatlija Hiking Club from Osijek.

 Together with hundred members of the Dumina Hiking Club, they walked the two separate trails. Younger children had their starting point in Rastušje, the birthplace of the great Croatian poet Dragan Tadijanović, and they walked to the Stribor’s Forest, a theme playground in the woods based on characters created by renowned Croatian author Ivana Brlić Mažuranić. While exciting and educational, their trail was not too demanding and it finally led them to the Đuro Pilar Mountain Lodge, where their hosts form the Dilj Gora Hiking Club prepared a program of recreational and entertainment activities and provided an open fireplace for the roasting of bacon and sausages.

Our young people were more adventurous, so they set off in pursuit of genuine mountaineering experience. Accompanied by their guide, who knew the region like the back of his hand, they took a five-hour hike to the mountain lodge. On their way there, they saw a number of giant trees, all bearing interesting names given by their guide: Lighthouse, Giraffe, Foot, Swing, Romeo and Juliet. They also looked for fossilized shells left from the Miocene period several million years ago, when the entire area was covered by the Pannonian Sea.

Several of our young people already have prior hiking experience. This was their fourth hike and their hiking journals proudly display four seals they got from control points at various mountain lodges. On the other hand, this was also the first time that three SOS mother joined their children on the hike and although they struggled at some points, they fully agree with the hiker’s motto: “Fatigue goes away, happiness remains.” Now they are looking forward to new hiking challenges!

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Thursday, 31.10.2019

Our children look after the environment

The SOS Children's Village Ladimirevci hikers, both children and grown-ups, took part in the “Don’t Be A Sap, Plant A Tree” campaign, thus contributing to making Croatia greener and combating climate changes.

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Published:
Tuesday, 29.10.2019

We celebrate 70 years of SOS Children's Villages worldwide

In honour of the 70th anniversary of our umbrella organization SOS Children`s Villages International, we held a conference ‘Recognize, Care, Be Proud!’ – On Children in Alternative Care.

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Published:
Monday, 28.10.2019

Volunteers from A1 Croatia plant maple trees in our Village

They brought the maple tree saplings, shovels and potting soil and as soon as they had their morning coffee, they rolled up their sleeves and got to work in SOS Children's Village Lekenik!

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