On September 1st, the third consecutive annual humanitarian action entitled Play with Your Heart was organised at the Veladrion business-tourism complex in Žrnovnica near Senj. As a part of the golf tournament, in addition to President Grabar-Kitarović, there were also around 60 persons from the public and professional life. Money was collected for scholarships and assistance for one of the most vulnerable social groups – students with physical disabilities. It was all organised with the support of the ORYX Group, the general sponsor of the action, as well as large Croatian companies including AutoZubak, M SAN Group and Žito Group.
As many as 20 students will receive assistance during the 2017/2018 academic year in form of one-month scholarships to somewhat ease their student days, while scholarships for students from previous actions will continue. Thanks to the Play with Your Heart action, scholarships for a total of 50 students with physical disabilities will be provided during the upcoming academic year.
In addition to direct assistance for students with physical disabilities, the organiser’s intention is to strengthen unity, solidarity and belief that together, we can change things for the better. Because of this fact, the Play with Your Heart action is becoming a traditional event and a platform used to promote and stimulate equal opportunities. Therefore, the plan calls for a funding increase and securing additional funds to provide scholarships for as many as 100 students with physical disabilities who, this way, will receive assistance for their university education.
The public tender and invitation to attain rights to scholarships during the 2017/2018 academic year is open until September 4th. All students with physical disabilities from the area of the Republic of Croatia may participate in the tender until September 30th.