President Milanović Receives Hrabri Telefon Delegation

10. June 2021.

The President of the Republic Zoran Milanović received representatives of Hrabri telefon [Brave telephone], a non-governmental and non-profit organization providing direct support to abused and neglected children and their families, which also works to prevent children and youth from being abused, neglected and from taking part in unacceptable behaviours.

Social worker Vesna Katalinić, professor and pedagogue Emina Horvat, social pedagogue Maja Vukmanić Rajter and psychology professor Hana Hrpka acquainted President Milanović with the activities of Hrabri telefon, which have been implemented continuously since 1997. In its 20-plus-year history, the telephone hotline providing support to children and families has been the organization’s core activity, but the group’s activities have gone beyond that and today they include implementing more than 15 projects at home and abroad. Delegation members also noted that to date a large number of volunteers have joined Hrabri telefon and they have invested many years of education and work to help children in need. They drew to the President’s attention the importance of informing citizens about their efforts.

Commenting on the organization’s work, representatives of Hrabri telefon pointed out that they are guided by the principle of accessibility, because all activities and services for end users are free, and by the principle of confidentiality. They emphasized that counselling and support activities are always performed keeping in mind the child’s best interests.

Participating in the meeting alongside President Milanović were Adviser to the President of the Republic for Human Rights and Civil Society Melita Mulić and Adviser to the President of the Republic for Education Jadranka Žarković.

PHOTO: Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia / Dario Andrišek