To help local children in the Pristina Women’s and Children’s Center in Kosovo prepare for the school year, DynCorp International (DI) recently donated backpacks full of essential school supplies. The children, mostly orphans, received DI backpacks filled with pens, paper, calculators, notebooks, pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers, crayons and other items they will need for the classroom.
Team members from DCH, a wholly-owned DI subsidiary working in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to maintain NATO Kosovo Forces (KFOR) facilities at Camp Film City, also spent their free time improving landscaping at the center’s schoolyard, adding grass and plants for the children and volunteers to enjoy.
DynCorp International and the Women’s and Children’s Wellness Center
The DCH team often spends much of its free time volunteering at the Women’s and Children’s Center in Pristina. Earlier this year, several DynCorp International team members helped maintain facilities by cleaning, installing and repairing equipment at the center. They also helped update the playground at the center, installing new playground equipment, a small amphitheater and landscaping.
The Women’s and Children’s Wellness Center
The Women’s and Children’s Wellness Center was founded in 2001 and is located on Camp Film City in Pristina, Kosovo. The center is run solely by volunteers and operates on donations from the Camp Film City personnel. Nearly 50 children are cared for at the center, many of whom are orphans ranging in age from four to 16 years old. Local communities also benefit from the center, receiving clothing and food.
DCH team members often partner with KFOR personnel to support the center, participating in fundraisers, helping maintain facilities and volunteering time. In working with the City of Pristina, volunteers hope that the center will eventually become a self-sufficient day-care center for the community.
Background on DCH
DCH, a wholly-owned DynCorp International subsidiary formed in 2007, furnishes all labor, services and materials necessary to operate, maintain, repair and alter of facilities and related systems and equipment located at HQ KFOR Main on Film City in Pristina, Kosovo and sub-sites located throughout Kosovo.