€6,935.00raised of €20,000.00 goal
No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities
What is our goal?
We want to raise EUR 20.000 to rebuild the Petrinja Secondary School, which was severely damaged in an earthquake of magnitude 6.4 that hit central Croatia on 29 December 2020.
The old school building situated in the centre of Petrinja is a protected cultural asset dating back to 1871. It survived both World Wars and the latest Croatian War of Independence. Unfortunately, the recent earthquake left the building in ruins.
In Petrinja and its surroundings, 2021 started in harsh conditions for many residents. In addition to the pandemic, they now had to face fear for their safety and livelihoods. The aftershocks in the area continue to this very day. Many students relocated with their families to other parts of Croatia, and teaching is currently taking place online.
But there is good news, too. Much of the school’s furniture and equipment from the demolished building has been recovered and will soon be moved to another location in the town. Teaching in person should resume soon. According to experts, the reconstruction of the old school building will take several years.
How do we want to help?
We believe in the collective power of giving. We are calling up on you, our colleagues, friends and contributors, to make a donation today. You can donate directly on this page. The funds will be traceable at all times. The organisers will report on the progress of the fundraiser on a regular basis. Once collected, the funds will be transferred directly to the account of the Petrinja Secondary School. The organisers will take no fees or compensation.
With your donation, you:
- help rebuild the only secondary school in Petrinja
- ensure continuity of teaching for its three hundred students
- let your humanness shine.
Why are we doing this?
We work as translators in the Croatian language department of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation (DGT). We have colleagues hailing from the affected area, and one colleague who is a former student of the Petrinja Secondary School.
Sanja used to work as a language teacher. She is a member of the DGT’s Juvenes Translatores evaluation team. Juvenes Translatores is an annual translation contest for students from secondary schools based in the EU. In 2018, the Petrinja Secondary School took part in the contest for the first time. On that occasion, the student Andrija Gorup received a special mention for his translation from English. This is a great result from the first attempt. It proves that it pays off to invest in youth and education!
Marina is a former teacher, too. As a mother of two girls, she is convinced that everyone has the right to quality education.
Education is a thing for life.
The Petrinja Secondary School participates in the European Parliament Ambassador School Programme. Currently, seven students pass the knowledge of European values and rights on to their peers.
Foreign languages are also very important at the School. Students learn English, German and Latin and regularly take part in national and international foreign language competitions. There is a mentoring system for talented students, with various programmes taught in English. We want to support the Petrinja secondary students in the current unfavourable conditions, with the eye on their future.
Every donation counts.
So please donate today. Remember to tell your colleagues and friends that you donated. Encourage them to donate, too. Let’s all be part of this success story.
It’s all about knowledge and education. It’s all about the future.
Thank you very much for your support!
Donation received!Update posted by Sanja Zeljeznjak at 03:37 pm
Dear donators, We are happy to inform you that the Petrinja Secondary School has received our donation! The School's principal Mr. Milan Orlić confirmed this on the phone just two days ago. As envisaged, the funds will be used for the reconstruction of a new school building. 2500 volunteer hours. . . . .
End of campaignUpdate posted by Sanja Zeljeznjak at 10:06 am
Dear donators, dear friends,Our campaign ended on 1 May 2021 and is now definitely closed. With your generous help, we have managed to raise EUR 6.885,00. We are pleased to confirm that the funds have been forwarded to the beneficiary today. The amount should be available on the School's account. . . . .
Maturant SŠ Petrinja plasirao se na državno natjecanje iz matematikeUpdate posted by Sanja Zeljeznjak at 10:47 am
Dragi donatori, preostalo je još 8 dana do kraja kampanje. Potičemo vas da obnovite donaciju ili barem podijelite poveznicu na kampanju s vašim prijateljima i poznanicima kako bi se i oni uključili. Svaki je euro dobrodošao. Danas s vama želimo podijeliti jednu odličnu vijest iz Srednje škole Petrinja. Njezin učenik,. . . . .
Campaign extended until 1 MayUpdate posted by Sanja Zeljeznjak at 02:40 pm
Dear contributors, dear friends,Today we bring two important pieces of information: Firstly, we have decided to extend the duration of our campaign for two more weeks, until 1 May 2021. This way, we hope to be able to improve the result of the campaign (currently 32% funded). Please keep spreading. . . . .
Our campaign is a Featured Campaign on GoGetFunding.comUpdate posted by Sanja Zeljeznjak at 11:43 am
Campaign press releaseUpdate posted by Sanja Zeljeznjak at 02:14 pm
Two local online news portals from Petrinja have published our campaign press release (in Croatian): Portal 53 and PS Portal.Dva su lokalna internetska portala iz Petrinje objavila izvješće za medije o našoj kampanji (na hrvatskom): Portal 53 i PS Portal.
[KAMPANJA ZA SŠ PETRINJA – IDEMO DALJE!]Update posted by Sanja Zeljeznjak at 11:56 am
- još 24 dana- prikupljeno 18 % ciljnog iznosa (20 000 EUR)- 45 donatoraHvala svim našim vrijednim donatorima. Idemo dalje, put je još dug! Donirajte koliko možete za obnovu jedine srednje škole u Petrinji.Danas, 22. ožujka ne možemo ne prisjetiti se potresa koji je pred točno godinu dana u ranim. . . . .
Day 11Update posted by Sanja Zeljeznjak at 08:38 am
Dear contributors, dear friends, many thanks for your help and support so far! It's the 11th day of the campaign, all is going well. Let's continue this journey together. Please keep spreading the word, also on social media!****Dragi donatori i prijatelji, hvala vam na dosadašnjoj podršci i na svakoj donaciji.
NEW: Petrinja Band Aid - Glavu gore!Update posted by Sanja Zeljeznjak at 07:44 am
Twitter: EU Parliament President Sassoli expressed support to Petrinja Secondary School students and teachersUpdate posted by Sanja Zeljeznjak at 10:36 am
Tweet by EP Press Office Croatia
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