Parenting seminars are an important part of the work of the "Petar Mandic" Endowment.
The "Petar Mandic" Endowment considers the implementation of initiatives related to the topic of parenthood as one of its main goals.
Nikola Tesla's parents represent a paradigm of successful parenting based on the Christian value system.
The promotion of parenthood is one of the key segments of the work of the "Petar Mandic" Endowment.
Organising lectures and seminars within a parenting school, advocating for the introduction of Parenting as a school subject, supporting families with many children, as well as providing scholarships to gifted students whose family is in a difficult situation, are the ways in which the Endowment encourages parenthood.
The "Petar Mandic" Endowment has a precise methodology when selecting students to receive scholarships.
The "Peter Mandic" Endowment is proud of its scholarship holders.
The "Petar Mandic" Endowment has, in accordance with its principles, established an award for students with an exceptional literary gift.
Granting scholarships to students of technical and other sciences is an important activity of the "Peter Mandic" Endowment. This type of scholarship indirectly signifies the memory of the priest Petar Mandic, Nikola Tesla's uncle, who gave his nephew a scholarship when he lost his father.
The main operational goal of the "Petar Mandic" Endowment is the construction of an ethno-museum complex built for the glory of God and in honour of Tesla's priestly ancestors from the Tesla, Mandic, Kalinic and Budisavljevic families.
One of the two central exhibits of the ethno-museum complex that the "Petar Mandic" Endowment plans to build will be dedicated to the Tesla family.
The Mandic family, to which Nikola Tesla's mother belonged, is no less important than the Tesla family. The second central exhibit of the ethno-museum complex that the "Petar Mandic" Endowment plans to build in Radoinja, opposite the Mandic families of Radoijna, will be dedicated to that family.
In addition to the Tesla and Mandic families, which had a dominant influence on Nikola Tesla, the ethno-museum complex plans to include an architectural part dedicated to the Budisavljevic and Kalinic families, who served as both priests and soldiers.
The construction of an ethno-museum complex in the village of Radoinja, near Nova Varos, is the main operational goal of the "Peter Mandic" Endowment.
The Museum will be was built for the glory of God and in honour of Tesla's priestly ancestors from the Tesla, Mandic, Kalinic and Budisavljevic families.
The "Petar Mandic" Endowment endeavours to regularly inform visitors of its official website about events related to its work.
Representatives of the "Petar Mandic" Endowment regularly participate in events that encourage and promote the values on which the existence of the Endowment is based.
The media have dealt with the work of the "Petar Mandic" Endowment on several occasions, and the texts and contributions of the Serbian public broadcaster RTS, Politika and the Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church stand out in particular.
Fostering social dialogue, especially the dialogue between religion and science, is one of the key goals of the "Petar Mandic" Endowment.
All events related to the work of the "Petar Mandic" Endowment are conditioned by its value system, which is based on a short formulation that reads: KNOWLEDGE, RIGHTEOUSNESS, SELFLESSNESS. This motto was directly inspired by a letter that Nikola Tesla wrote to his nephew Nikola Trbojevic in 1928, in which, among other matters, he states that it is difficult to find a man who would have all three mentioned qualities.
Petar Mandic (1920 - 2012) was one of the people who marked the life of Nova Varos (Serbia) after the Second World War. He was the doyen of the cultural scene and a dedicated worker in the field of education in this small town near Zlatar.
The idea of establishing the "Petar Mandic" Endowment came from the Orthodox priest Oliver Subotic, author of the book Tesla: Duhovni lik (Tesla: The Spiritual Character).
The Endowment was officially registered on 26th April 2021, and the co-founder is the retired businessman Vidomir Subotic, Oliver Subotic’s father.
The Statute of the "Petar Mandic" Endowment was adopted at the first meeting of the Managing Board held on 14th April 2021 in Belgrade, and was amended and supplemented by the Managing Board' Decision of 13th June 2022 and 6th June 2023.
The "Petar Mandic" Endowment is run by the Manager, Vladimir Obucina, Chairperson of the Managing Board, Nikola Puric, and eleven members of the Managing Board.
The "Petar Mandic" Endowment has its own Expert Council, the composition of which is determined on the proposal of the members of the Board of Directors.
The members of the Council are people who are experts in their professional fields, and at the same time they are admirers of the character and work of Nikola Tesla.
There are a large number of noble persons, socially responsible institutions and organisations to whom the "Petar Mandic" Endowment owes its gratitude because they have helped its development since its inception.
The "Petar Mandic" Endowment is open to cooperation with all individuals, organisations and institutions with which it shares the same values.
The Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, the Tesla Science Foundation from Philadelphia and the NTC Learning System from Novi Sad are just some of the partners with whom the Endowment has successfully cooperated since its establishment.
The "Petar Mandic" Endowment regularly publishes reports on its work.
The "Petar Mandic" Endowment was founded on 26th April 2021.
It was named after Petar Mandic, the first long-term director of the Nova Varos Cultural Centre, who was the doyen of the post-war cultural scene in Nova Varos and a dedicated worker in the field of education.
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