On September 16, 2013, tennis star Novak Djokovic and the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, opened a primary school for underprivileged children in the Serbian town of Kadina Luka. Sarah Ferguson flew into Belgrade the night before where she was met by Novak Djokovic. The Novak Djokovic Humanitarian Foundation aims to improve the lives of needy Serbian children and it was founded by the tennis champ in 2007. The Duchess is an ambassador for the Foundation and believes in seeing the work of the Foundation first hand as opposed to just attending fancy parties.
Fewer than 44 percent of children in Serbia between the ages of three and a half and five attend school, so the new school should make quite an impact on childhood education. This is the first school that has been refurbished under the Foundation’s project Skolica Zivota (Little School of Life). Novak Djokovic was seen planting trees while Sarah Ferguson entertained the crowd of dozens of schoolchildren. The Duchess was all smiles throughout the day. When not helping with charities, Sarah Ferguson has a successful career as a television personality and writer.