"One Million Steps" by Andrija Djukic: Campaign for Six Toddlers Fighting Severe Illnesses

By , 16 Oct 2019, 12:57 PM Lifestyle
"One Million Steps" campaign by Andrija Djukic "One Million Steps" campaign by Andrija Djukic Borko Ždero

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Fifteen-year-old Andrija Djukic, a student of School of Secondary and Higher Education “Sergije Stanic”, in the humanitarian action "one million steps", raised €2,500 for six toddlers from Montenegro. This was announced at a presentation of his action, and as it has been clarified, the money will be distributed from to the six toddlers who are on the list of the Foundation "Be Humane".

Andrija said that his journey, which lasted 34 days and traveled 880 kilometers, was difficult, arduous, exhausting, but he did not want to give up.

"Because I was thinking of children who need help. Although there were times when it was difficult, the thought of them gave me strength," Andrija pointed out.

On his pilgrimage to France and Spain, the Pyrenees and Galician regions, Andrija was accompanied by his mother, Jelena.

"I was only there to support him. To encourage him not to give up," said Jelena Djukic.

She pointed out that she had supported Andrija from the beginning in his idea and was very proud of him.

The journey of St. Jakov that Andrija went with his mother began in the French city of Saint Jean Pied de Port and led to the Spanish Santiago de Compostela.

He later found out everything on the internet, asked for information, and the turning point for Andrija happened after watching the movie "The Way".

He chose the path of St. Jakov because he wanted to test himself and, as he says, strengthen physically and mentally.

"We traveled 20 to 30 kilometers a day. I met a lot of people, and new friendships took place every day."

Text by Borko Zdero, on October 15th, 2019, read more at Vijesti

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