New members of the House of Opportunities in Nis and Belgrade

27. September 2019.


The House of Opportunity in Nis, in the past two months, received two residents, and the House of Opportunity in Belgrade is richer for two more people.


Interview at Catalyst Balkans

19. September 2019.


A big thank you to the Catalyst Regional Foundation and Daniele for interviewing the president of our Center Star for providing an opportunity to present our work and point out to the public to the need to support young people who left the system of social care.


Youth mobility - Erasmus + youth exchange

1. September 2019.


In cooperation with the Forum for Quality Foster Care for Children (Croatia), and with the support of the Erazmus + Foundation, this year we implemented a youth exchange project called It starts with you.


A fundraising charity

23. August 2019.


A charity evening for our association was organized in Boston, USA. Thank you very much for support Milan, his colleagues and friends who organized and realized this event.


Visit of CBN i Orphan’s promise organisation

18. August 2019.


This weekend we had visitors from CBN and Orphan's promise organisation in House of Opportunity Belgrade and Nis. They supported us when we were one step far from closing down our Houses.


Meeting between the two organizations on the upcoming Erasmus Plus Youth Exchange

13. August 2019.


In cooperation with the Forum for Quality Foster Care for Children from Croatia, we are implementing the Erasmus + project, which will allow 20 participants from Serbia and 20 from Croatia to spend a 10 days this September at sea in order to exchange experiences, acquire new knowledge and new skills.


Donation Food Bank

6. August 2019.


We were one of 60 organizations to which the Food Bank, in cooperation with company Carnex, donated pate. In addition, chocolate milk was distributed as a donation.


Student exchange in Moldova

4. August 2019.


In cooperation with the organization My Circle, Aleksandar, our former resident of the House of Opportunity in Nis, went as a representative of the Center Star to a student exchange, with a goal of learning new skills in journalism for 10 days in Moldova.


Donation of Company eFront

25. July 2019.


House of Opportunity in Belgrade received computer as a donation from company eFront. Our access to internet and online work will be much faster and easier. We are thankful for support.


Help through donations of cosmetic services - Salon of Cosmetic Services So You Belgrade

8. July 2019.


One cosmetic studio named So You, made fund raising event for us. Owner Dajana decided to have one day working for customers and to give all earned money to our organization.


Sales exhibition in Nis Fortress

6. July 2019.


We were part of the manifestation Keepers of Heritage organized by the Association for the keepers of Traditions Višnja. Through this way we would like to thank Maja Sevic and the association for the opportunity to present our works!


Our Jerko became independent

1. July 2019.


After 3 years, our resident Jerko became independant. As a child he spent his life in refugee 's camp, in orphanage and in some very unsecure places.


Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the organization of the SOS Childrens Village

25. June 2019.


With colleagues and dear young people, we attended the 70th anniversary of the organization of the SOS Childrens Village.


The project New Hope - young people without adequate parental care create souvenirs and learn about self-employment

23. June 2016.


The project New Hope was made with the goal of acquiring candle and souvenir skills for young people without parental care, but also to learn how to sell them and the basics of self-employment.


Visit of Nielsen company

20. June 2019.


Trough the social responsibility and humanitarian work activities, we hosted part of Nielsen company staff.


Going to the theatre

12. June 2019.


We thank to the Zvezdara Theater in Belgrade for the opportunity for our young people to enjoy to the theater play. We enjoyed!


New residents of HOP Nis

12. June 2019.


The House of Opportunity in Niš is richer for two more young people since June.


Stand at the White Palace and the International School

11. June 2019.


Center Zvezda had a stand in the White Palace on Saturday 11.06.2019. and on Sunday 12.06. at the International School. Thanks for the support and help of the dear people who have enabled us all.


Free training and driving test

1. June 2019.


Luna received free training and a driving test from the Vladica auto school. Thanks from the heart for training which is of great importance to our young people!


Dalibor’s birthday celebration in HOP Belgrade

30. May 2019.


We celebrated Dalibor's 20th birthday at the Opportunity in Belgrade.


Spring Fair - International School in Belgrade

29. May 2019.


Spring Fair at the International School in Belgrade was held on May 29, 2019.


Night Market and Belgrade Manifest

24. May 2019.


With our souvenirs and candles, we participated at the Belgrade Manifest - the largest family festival of events, destinations and tastings. The manifest was held on Kalemegdan from 24 to 26 April 2019.


Donation of CSR Vranje

20. May 2019.


The House of Opportuniy in Nis got donations by CSR Vranje. By this way we would like to thank the Director of CSR Vranje Dragana Arsić and Mr Milojević Nenad on the donation.


The second part of the show Zivot prica on TV Prva

15. May 2019.


The second part of the show Zivot prica was shown on Tv Prva. Beside president of the Center Star, Tatjana Dražilović, guest of the second part of the TV show was former resident of House of Opportunity in Nis, Dragan Kostic.


Visit to the Dairy High School with the dormitory Dr Obren Pejic

14. May 2019.


We visited the Dairy High School with the dormitory Dr Obren Pejic in Pirot, and at that occasion we presented the program House of Opportunity.


Humanitarian evening at Djura bar in Belgrade

12. May 2019.


Humanitarian evening was held at the Djura Bar in Belgrade. People had the opportunity to see the products that our young people make, meet our young people and donate funds to help young people without parental care.


Celebrating World Family Day

11. May 2019.


Center Star, at 11th and 12th May 2019., with souvenirs of young people without adequate parental care, was part of the New Belgrade Pride Day.


Hosting in TV show Zivot prica TV Prve

8. May 2019.


President of Center Star, Tatjana Drazilovic and the residents of House of Opportunity in Belgrade and Nis were guests of the Zivot prica show, who lead Tatjana Vojtehovski, which is broadcast on TV Prva.


Easter celebration

28. April 2019.


In our House of Opportunities, in Belgrade and Nis, together with our resident we painted eggs and celebrated Easter.


The success of our household resident

23. April 2019.


Resident of House of Opportunity in Belgrade, Džavid, with the support of the program Strong Youth successfully completed the training for the bartenders.


Manifestations and sales exhibitions in Belgrade

22. April 2019.


The Center Star had the opportunity to present the work of young people without adequate parental care on the Belgrade Night Market, which was held in New Belgrade, than on VIP mobile spring sales and on manifestation Jevrem's streets of the meeting.


Food Bank in Belgrade and Nis

19. April 2019.


The Food Bank and company Delhaize Easter action was held in Belgrade, in the Maxi store on Bežanijska Kosa in the period from 19th . until 21st April in order to collect food for young people without adequate parental care.


20th International Fair of Tourism and Active Holiday in Nis

18. April 2019.


The Center Star and the House of Opportunity in Nis were part of the 20th International Fair of Tourism and Active Holliday in Nis, which took place in the Cair hall in the period from 18th to 20th April 2019.


Conference The Royal Daughter

14. April 2019.


We were part of a big conference called The Royal Daughter that took place in the ethno village of Stanišići in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


New techniques in making candles

8. April 2019.


Within the candle project, in cooperation with the Trag Foundation, which we implement in Belgrade, Nis and Kragujevac, we learn new candle making techniques.


Birthdays in Houses of Opportunity in Belgrade and Nis

7. April 2019.


In the past few days, we celebrated two birthdays of our young people, in Belgrade, Dzavid’s and in Nis Luka’s.


Free hairdressing services for young people

1. April 2019.


The Center Star and the House of Opportunity in Belgrade thanks to the girls who provided free hairdressing services to the residents of HOP in Belgrade.


Annual FSCI conference

30. March 2019.


This year we attended at annual conference organized by FSCI (Foundation for Social Change and Inclusion).


Donation for the purchase of a souvenir machine

27. March 2019.


With the support of actress Vesna Stankovic, together with the people of the organization, Nest (Australia), we received a donation for the purchase of equipment in order to enhance our range of souvenirs. Thanks from the heart for support that means a lot to us.


Workshops of making candles

26. March 2019.


With the support of the Trag Foundation, we have started workshops with young people who are preparing or have left the system of alternative care in 3 cities - Niš, Kragujevac and Belgrade.


Birthday celebration of the Shelter for children in Belgrade

21. March 2019.


We were guests at birthday celebration of the Shelter for the children in Belgrade. Well equipped new place for children who are in urgent need and very good cooperation with colleagues working there who will continue in the coming period.


Fair Ručno made and Novosadski noćni bazar

15. March 2019.


We had the opportunity to present our candles and souvenirs at the Ručno made fair held in Belgrade and for the first time present the work of young people without parental care in Novi Sad at the Novi Sad Night Bazar.


Celebration of the 6th anniversary of the Center for Social Integration of Children and Youth Zvezda

12. March 2019.


In March, we celebrated the 6th anniversary of the Center Star. We have summarized the results and we continue with our goals.


Humanitarian teathre show organized by Rothary Club Čukarica

3. March 2019.


Humanitarian performance Men and Other Problems was held in Dorćol Platz, organized by Rothary Club Čukarica. All the proceeds from the purchased tickets were donated to the Center Star, as help to the young people without parental care.


Round table and final conference within the project We are not alone - empowering young people from foster families

28. February 2019.


The Center Star was part of the round table and the final conference We are not alone - empowering young people from foster families, held at the Center for Family Accommodation and Adoption in Kragujevac.


Humanitarian evening

23. February 2019.


In ENDORFIN club in Belgrade on 23.02.2019. event Human Saturday was held with the aim of collecting funds for the Center Star, as help to the young people without adequate parental care. Thanks to Endorphin club on donation and help.


Tourism Fair

21. February 2019.


The Center Star was part of the tourism fair held in Belgrade from 21 to 24 February 2019. We had the opportunity to exhibit our candles and the fair visitors could hear more about our program.


New residents in the House of Opportunity in Belgrade

21. February 2019.


In the House of Opportunity in Belgrade, in February two new residents moved in – Andjela and Dalibor. We wish them welcome and we hope that together we will achieve all their goals.


Visit of TV PRVA to the House in Belgrade

20. February 2019.


Tv Prva visited us, made a report about our House, talked with our members, team members and Project Coordinator Tatjana Dražilović. Many thanks to TV Prva and Tv show 150 minutes.


Independent living - step forward

18. February 2019.


Last month Dragan successfully completed the House of Opportunity program. In the House of Opportunity he adopted life skills, found a job and stepped into independent life.


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Stars






Divna


Divna is a young woman who was in the social care system during her high school years.

Aleksandar


Alexander is a young man who spent most of his life in the orphanage in Belgrade.


Goran


Goran is a young man lacking proper parental care. We have known him ever since he was a boy.


Igor


We met Igor when he was a little boy, in the first grade of elementary school.


Stefan


Stefan’s life story is dramatic, much like most of the young people with whom we come into contact.


Activities

New members of the House of Opportunities in Nis and Belgrade

27. September 2019.

The House of Opportunity in Nis, in the past two months, received two residents, and the House of Opportunity in Belgrade is richer for two more people.

Interview at Catalyst Balkans

19. September 2019.

A big thank you to the Catalyst Regional Foundation and Daniele for interviewing the president of our Center Star for providing an opportunity to present our work and point out to the public to the need to support young people who left the system of social care.

Youth mobility - Erasmus + youth exchange

1. September 2019.

In cooperation with the Forum for Quality Foster Care for Children (Croatia), and with the support of the Erazmus + Foundation, this year we implemented a youth exchange project called It starts with you.