Scholarships for pupils of crafts occupations

in Dubrovnik-Neretva County

Libertas Foundation is a nonprofit, public and charitable organization, founded in San Pedro in December 1991. It was founded by our people, originating from different parts of our county, but also the native people from the entire Croatia, with only one, the sole purpose, and that’s helping their homeland.

On the occasion of the Festival of St. Blaise in 2002, as a part of the Libertas Foundation, the scholarship fund “Anthony and Evelyn Mrgudić” was founded to help provide scholarships for young people in deficit occupations in Dubrovnik – Neretva county. When selecting candidates for scholarships, with a high degree of social sensitivity, they select children from rural areas having regard to the financial status of the family, and their scholarships are awarded to children from the weaker financially positioned families. In this way, they facilitate to families the education of children and encourage young people to complete their chosen school and return to their birthplace, to create there the conditions for life and future .

Since 2003 until today, for crafts occupations in DubrovnikNeretva County, Libertas Foundation has shared 125 scholarships. With the help of DEŠA – Dubrovnik, which represents the logistics to Libertas Foundation, the contest was announced in June, and more than 20 students have submitted their requests.

The selected students for the academic year 2013/2014 are craftsmen from Korčula, Konavle, Dubrovačko primorje, the city of Dubrovnik, Župa dubrovačka, Pelješac, Mljet and the Neretva valley, namely: 1 pastry chef, 3 cooks, 1 hairdresser, 1 stonemason, 2 mechanics, one electrical mechanic and 1 waiter.

Names of winners:

1. Valentina Mikešina, Korčula

2. Niko Radovac, Lovorno

3. Orlanda Laterza, Zaton

4. Marko Vodopija, Mravinjac

5. Mario Cvijetković, Radovčići

6. Ante Lalić, Mokošica

7. Maro Pušić, Mlini

8. Mirjana Vuković, Trpanj

9. Ante Šišak, Ploče

10. Mladen Franić, Mljet