The Alternative Girls Center has commenced a new cycle of the “Support Super Girls” campaign.

Support Super Girls is a crowdfunding campaign used to collect money to support talented girls in Serbia so that they can further improve and advance in science, arts, and sports. This is the third year in a row that we have organized it, and it always takes place around the International Girl Day – October 11.

The crowdfunding campaign has started on September 1 and will last till October 10 2023, while the call for submissions for scholarships will be open from September 15 to the 30.

We are well aware that girls in Serbia, especially those living in underprivileged conditions, don’t have equal opportunities for education and cannot therefore access adequate means of developing their talents – a fact that inspired us to take action and start the campaign. 

Based on an analysis we did of the 600 submissions received in the past 2 years we have come to the conclusion that girls really need additional financial support in education, especially those living in less developed communities. Various educational opportunities aren’t equally accessible to all, especially not to those living in underdeveloped communities, in single parent households, or in large extended families, or those who are financially disadvantaged. A common occurrence we came across was that girls who were applying for scholarships actually needed the means to either buy or fix sports equipment or musical instruments, purchase work equipment, fix or purchase computers which aren’t easily available to everyone so as to advance their learning and improve skills. Additionally, they needed the scholarships to further their education, to buy the books needed, or get tutors, or sometimes just to pay for transport to school or training centers, or pay for entrance fees for competitions, sports or musical camps.

For 3 years now we have been inspired by the International Girl Day (October 11) to start our campaign, in the aim of affirming the need for girls to get adequate education and to raise their awareness about their status in our country and the world at large. We intend to support at least 10 girls with this campaign, aged 8 to 14 years old, in developing their talents and skills by awarding them one-time financial scholarships of 25 000 RSD.

In 2022 we received donations and were able to collect 519 335 RSD, and additionally got the promised doubling of finances from the Trag foundation and reached a total of 905 481, and were therefore able to give out 20 scholarships in October of that year, again on the International Girl Day. What’s more, on the International Girls in ICT Day, in April of 2023 we gave out 7 more scholarships to girls from various places in Serbia.

This year our goal is to fundraise at least 280 000 RSD so as to be able to give out at least 10 scholarships to Super Girls in the amount of 25 000 RSD each. This will enable them to pay for transportation expenses, finance educational classes or activities, or purchase sports or art equipment. 

This year we again have the support of the Trag foundation so that every donation up to 350 000 RSD will be doubled, ensuring that even more girls get the support they need!

In the selection process priority will be given to girls whose lives are defined by unsupportive circumstances. A commission will be set up to determine who the scholarships will be awarded to, and it will consist of women who are artists, scientists, athletes, or activists working on girls and young women’s rights. 

Should we gather more money from donations than expected we will simply award more scholarships, as we have done in previous years. Additionally, the doubled amount given by the Trag foundation will also be used to organize an official awards ceremony, on the International Girl Day on October 11th, and thus make it possible to pay for transportation expenses for parents and their children to come to the ceremony, as well as for organizing the event itself.

Solidarity is our strength!

People and companies that are interested can donate money in several ways:

e-payments through Donations.rs or this link https://www.donacije.rs/projekat/super-devojcice-2023/ 

One-time payment to our bank account: 

Recipient: Alternative Girls Center

Address: Balkanska 49/4, 37000 Krusevac

Bank account #: 205000000052546831

Bank name: Komercijalna Banka AD Beograd

Bank address: Svetog Save 14, 11000 Belgrade

Payment reason: Donation for the “Support Super Girls!” campaign

In order to open a standing order you need to go to your bank, determine the amount you wish to give on a monthly basis, and provide the following data:

Recipient: Alternative Girls Center

Address: Balkanska 49/4, 37000 Krusevac

Bank account #: 205000000052546831

Bank name: Komercijalna Banka AD Beograd

Bank address: Svetog Save 14, 11000 Belgrade

Identification number: 28101716

Payment reason: Donation for the “Support Super Girls!” campaign

For donations from abroad:

You can support our campaign by donating online at Donacije.rs or donating to the organization’s bank account. For bank account donations:

Recipient: Alternative Girls Center ul. Balkanska 49/4 37000 Kruševac alternativniczd@gmail.com

+381 37 3100 011

Bank: Komercijalna banka AD Beograd

RS35205007080003931047 Trg fontana 1, 37000 Kruševac, Serbia SWIFT: KOBBRSBG, beneficiary’s Bank