First Environment-Friendly Playground in Serbia
First environment-friendly playground in Serbia opened in Pančevo with the support of OSCE Mission support and Telenor Foundation
December 19, 2007 – Serbia’s first environment-friendly playground, suitable for children with disabilities, was opened today in the Serbian city of Pančevo in Strelište settlement on the corner of Veljka Vlahovića and Dušana Petrovića Streets.
The construction of the playground, built entirely with recycled materials, was supported by the OSCE Mission to Serbia, the Municipality of Pančevo, the Telenor Foundation and donors. It was designed to be accessible by children with disabilities and displays the UN-guaranteed rights of children on the flags posted around it. For the first time in Serbia, the playground features solar street lighting. The whole project serves as a best-practice example of a public/private partnership.
Opening of the playground Children were impatient to start playing
Ambassador Hans Ola Urstad, the Head of the OSCE Mission, Srdjan Mikovic, the President of the Municipality of Pančevo, and Sandra Štajner Corporate Communication Director of Telenor opened the playground.