A cooperation between the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation Association and Lyoness Skopje.
A zoo visit, pony rides, a lunch together with friends - what sounds like normal leisure activities for many children and young people, was an incredible experience for 20 children in the Republic of Macedonia that come from socially disadvantaged families. Many of the children come from the area around the village Dolno Kosovrasti and although the village is not far from Skopje, none of the children had ever visited the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. To visit the city and take part in the unique program of this "Angel for a Day"-Activity was something very special for the children.
The children were picked up in the morning directly in Dolno Kosovrasti and drove together to Skopje. All of them were very excited when they entered the city of Skopje for the first time in their life. First stop was the Skopje Zoo, where the children took part in a special tour, driving around the zoo in a small train. Their tour guide gave the children a lot of information about the zoo and the different animals and answered all the questions that came up during this exciting trip. Next on the program was pony riding and you could see the joy and excitement in the children’s faces.
Afterwards the kids were invited for lunch at the zoo’s restaurant. The meal was followed by a surprise for the kids. Everyone was given a Lyoness School Starter Kits. The kids were thrilled by the surprise, grabbed their new School Bags and started looking through them with excitement.
Hopefully this day will be something the children will remember for a long time but the organizing team at the Lyoness Office in Skopje definitely will. They were very excited about the activity and very happy about how much joy they were able to give these children.
The aim of this project was to allow 20 children, who have lost one parent or come from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, a day away from their normal everyday life and provide them with necessary school supplies.
Angel for a Day - Republic of Macedonia
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
October 9th, 2014
20 children and adolescents from disadvantaged families who come from the region around the village Dolno Kosorvrasti.