In 2004 a pilot program entitled, “A Small Family Home” for Children without Parental Care was opened. HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation and various Ministries in Serbia initiated this innovative program and the funding for the renovation of the small farmhouse came from Canadian donors, Margaret and Lee Lau of Toronto.
The youth live in a renovated home on a small farm in the community of Zaklopaca located 20km outside of Belgrade. At the home, they learn skills such as fruit growing, animal farming, household maintenance, carpentry, cooking, playing musical instruments, and training in sports while they attend local schools. The program, which is closely supervised by professional staff, focuses on creating a sense of privacy and belonging for the young participants.
- Press Release: Photo Story, Small Family Home, November 20 2004
- Press Release: Small Family Home, November 20 2004
- Zvecanska Small Family Home Website