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Gusinje Foundation was established in 2006 in New York with the aim to help the hometown of Gusinje through various forms of assistance to improve living conditions. During the civil war in the nineties, there was a sudden deterioration of living conditions in the homeland which directly resulted in a migration out of Gusinje. These former residents, concerned about the deterioration of the town grouped together and formed the Gusinje Foundation in New York. Like any new organization in its initial period of operation, the Gusinje Foundation was accompanied by certain turbulent periods where certain people are not able to align their interests and vision in the scope of organization and then launched a strong media campaign against the leading people in the foundation and their subsequent charity work. The consequences of these events are being felt to this day, however hard work over the past year which has brought with it the positive results in the hometown and in the diaspora, have framed a clearer picture of the role of this organization and its goals and plans to improve our hometown and the lives of its residents and diaspora.
At this year’s celebration of the Jubilee of the formation of the Gusinje Foundation in New York, Anela Cekic (The first president of the newly formed municipality of Gusinje) attended and had the opportunity to get to know first-hand about the organization’s charitable activities. During her speech to the guests, she illustrated her willingness to help the good hearted efforts of the Gusinje Foundation. During her visit Ms. Cekic gained a clear impression of not only of the work of the organization, but also its potential opportunities. “Dear President and members of the Gusinje Foundation, we greatly appreciate the investments made by the foundation. Besides the investments in the infrastructure and facilities, helping the ill and socially disadvantaged is also appreciated. By organizing events such as this one, we bring together people of good will from our community who show their patriotism towards their hometown and Montenegro by showing their wishes to see positive improvements. I invite everyone into a goodwill partnership where we will seek investment ideas to build Gusinje for the benefit of all citizens in Gusinje and Montenegro “-Said Ms. Cekic.
This message by the President of the Municipality of Gusinje was welcomed by the operating board of directors led by Refik Radoncic. The Gusinje Foundation has significant funds raised from its donors and members and intends to assist in projects and help the impoverished people in the homeland. In the past, when the municipalities failed to help the critical systems in the town, the foundation helped those people. The functional municipal government and serious cooperation between the municipality and the Gusinje Foundation in New York will lead to the realization of some projects for the impoverished homeland to the general satisfaction of the citizens Gusinja.
It’s a good feeling being from Gusinje and Plav during a celebration like this one. Out of sheer respect and trust for the Gusinje Foundation and their respective goals for the betterment of the people of Gusinje and Plav, the respective members and esteemed guests donated a total of $50,000 to help the many programs, charity drives and actions which improve the lives of people in need. This generous gesture cements the reputation of the Gusinje Foundation along with the many charitable measures they have taken to help the people of Gusinje and Plav.
Dear president, members of the board, esteemed guests from the homeland and in the diaspora.
Following 10 years of work, effort and the continuing success of our foundation, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy decennial anniversary, we hope that it is full of success and health. These wishes come from our supporters in Germany and Western Europe and the Council of Montenegrin’s in Germany.
Murat Julevic – Representative of the Gusinje Foundation in Western Europe and the Council of Montenegrin’s in Germany
In my own personal name and in the name of all of the well wishing people of Gusinje and Plav, we are sending you sincere congratulations on your decennial celebration of the humanitarian work done by the Gusinje Foundation. We hope that it will be long lasting and that you will continue to help our home town and the people that live here. Only honest people can do good deeds and donate a part of their ownership to those who need it, while others hold on to their wealth and thus diminish their prosperity. One day, in the distant future, we will be asked not about how much money we made, how many properties we owned, rather who we helped and how we helped those who needed it the most. I would like to propose a humanitarian action to help the innocent people and families of Syria by establishing small kitchens to serve bread and basic food to help with the growing number of starving people in that impoverished, war torn country. We hope your gathering is successful and your prosperity is increased by one hundred for all of your past and future donations. Amen
Ibrahim Husejnovic – Plav
The council of the Gusinje Foundation approved financial help from the budget in the amount of $1,500 for two fellow citizens from the motherland.
Enis Kanjiz from Gusinje, who is in a dire financial situation after the disappearance of his brother in Kosovo two years ago. Kanjiza requested financial help to assist his efforts in the investigation and costs of trying to find his missing family member. The council of the Gusinje Foundation helped by sending $1,000 to aid with his desperate and emotional efforts in an show of support and hope for a positive outcome or closure for their family.
Arben Huseinovic from Plav, the talented student, in his third year of his art schooling, who has been selected into the student support program from the Gusinje Foundation, which helps successful students in the homeland to achieve their academic goals. Arben’s request for sponsorship was granted in the amount of $500, which will be used for expenses during the school year and as a motivational incentive to continue afterwards to a successful career. The council at the Gusinje Foundation wishes Mr. Huseinovic good luck in his schooling.