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BURCH University Students and Members of SAFE Visited Nursing Home Vitalis at Ilidža
Apr 20, 2017

BURCH University Students and Members of SAFE Visited Nursing Home Vitalis at Ilidža

This was one of the many humanitarian activities where Burch students and members of SAFE were engaged in, and it is very important to emphasize that this was the most memorable one so far.

Up to this point we have primarily collected money and donated it to socially-endangered children, or we visited children who were in hospitals, and all those visits were very emotional, even distressing in their own ways, but the visit to the elderly people left a special mark on all students.

During SAFE association meeting, Berina Šijerkić, second-year student of the department of English Language and Literature, proposed a visit to the nursing home, and the proposal was gladly accepted. Several days prior actual visit, SAFE association and Burch students contacted the staff of "Vitalis" and talked about planned visit and schedule options. “Vitalis” management immediately positively responded and were surprised with Burch students’ intentions and all details were arranged to meet both sides timelines. After a concluded fund-collecting action, delicious cakes were bought and students went to visit those lovely people.

“It was truly a pleasure to talk to the elders, to listen about their vast life experiences, and above all to put smiles on their faces" - said Fatima Kovačević, the president of SAFE association.

Even though the nursing home "Vitalis" is equipped according to the highest standards, with the educated staff being very kind and of the highest quality, the residents of the nursing home were thrilled by the visit of the members of SAFE from Burch University, which was most certainly a refreshment to their daily life. “Vitalis” staff and dear elders thanked for this pleasant visit and expressed their wish for a new get together in their home, in some of the facilities on Burch University or otherwise some fieldtrip during the spring.

Starački dom Vitalis na Ilidži