Serbia Zijin Copper awards scholarships to the best secondary school students in Bor District
In total, $700 per year for 100 scholarship holders until 2029
The representatives of 11 secondary schools in the Bor district signed a Contract with Serbia Zijin Copper on awarding scholarships to students in the final grades of grammar schools and vocational secondary schools. – In the next eight years, 50 students from Bor, 20 from Majdanpek, 20 from Negotin, and 10 from Kladovo will receive a lump sum scholarship. – The project of financial aid to education is worth $560,000 and will last until 2029. – Mr. Jason Zhang: „Education has strategic importance for the economic and social development of a country and nation, and that is precisely why Serbia Zijin Copper pays great attention to this segment of the educational process. In the future, we will also consider awarding “Zidjin” scholarships in higher education.“
SZC. – The General Manager of Serbia ZiJin Copper, Mr. Jian Ximing signed (on September 09) the Contract on awarding scholarships to the best students in the final grades of grammar schools and secondary vocational schools together with representatives of 11 secondary schools in the Bor District. By doing so, the company continued the implementation of the Umbrella Contract on Zijin donation for the development of education concluded with the Bor City Administration at the end of May.
The plan for awarding “Zijin” scholarships, which the parent Chinese company has been implementing since this year as part of the financial aid project for education, provides that by 2029, 100 scholarships will be awarded to the excellent grade average students of grammar schools and secondary vocational schools in the Bor district. The plan in question envisages that 50 students from Bor, 20 from Majdanpek, 20 from Negotin, and 10 from Kladovo will receive a lump sum scholarship of 700 dollars. The entire project, as explained by the Deputy General Manager of Serbia Zijin Copper company, Mr. Jason Zhang, is worth 560,000 dollars and will last eight years.
„Education has strategic importance for the economic and social development of the country and nation, and that is precisely why Serbia Zijin Copper pays great attention to this segment of the educational process. In the future, we will also consider awarding “Zidjin” scholarships in higher education“ – said Mr. Zhang
By investing in education, Serbia Zijin Copper, as the holder of the economic development not only of the Bor District but also of the Republic of Serbia, clearly shows that its human resources are in the first place. It is particularly important that this project includes all local self-governments and secondary schools in the territory of Bor District, so I would like to thank the management of the company for this decision on behalf of the Government of Serbia and the Bor District. I hope that the school principals and teachers will distribute the scholarships fairly. We will all work together to provide the scholarship holders with the best possible education, and with a chance to enrol in colleges in the future and be part of the community in Bor, Majdanpek, Negotin, and Kladovo– said the Head of the Bor District.
The Secondary Schools Coordinator in Bor and the Principal of the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Mr. Milovan Božović, thanked the management of Serbia Zijin Copper on behalf of all 11 educational institutions signatories to the Contract on Student Scholarship. – „With this gesture, the company not only shows social responsibility but also wisdom, as there is no better pledge for the future than investing in education“ – said Mr. Božović.
Serbia Zijin Copper will not be responsible for the selection of scholarship holders, as they will be selected by the schools by October 15, in accordance with the established criteria. Zijin Scholarship holders should achieve exceptional results in the fields of art, sports, science, technology, and culture, therefore the students who have achieved excellent results in competitions in various fields, as well as those outstanding in sports, design, dancing, painting, playing musical instruments, patenting, scientific and research work, writing, oratory, foreign languages, making sculptures and photographs can apply for the scholarship.
In addition to the monetary fund given as a scholarship to the best students no later than November 10, as a lump sum in dinar counter value, Serbia Zijin Copper will provide unique certificates and medals for all of them. Scholarship certificates will be presented to the students jointly by representatives of the Company’s management and Bor City Administration.