BOSNIAK-AMERICAN WOMAN SANELA DIANA JENKINS DONATES $4 MILLION TO UCLA FOR ADVOCACY
Beautiful Sanela Jenkins (aka: Sanela Catic)
We hope Sanela's next donation will go towards the establishment of Srebrenica Genocide Memorial Museum in Washington, DC (that would be a dream come true for all of us!). The institution of this kind is needed to effectively combat widespread genocide denial, help prevent further genocides and commemorate 8,000 to 10,000 men, elderly, and children who perished during Srebrenica genocide, including more than 20,000 women forcefully deported from the enclave in a U.N.-assisted ethnic cleansing.
with Mick Jagger. Photo courtesy of Nacional.
The endowment was made by Sanela Diana Jenkins (aka: Sanela Catic), an ethnic Bosniak woman who fled the war-torn capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1993 and married a billionaire Roger Jenkins, chief executive of Barclays Bank. In the early 90s Sarajevo had endured the longest military siege in modern history with 10,000 - 15,000 residents killed, including at least 1,500 children.
When Sanela left Sarajevo and came to England, her parents stayed behind. In England, Sanela worked very hard to earn money and help her parents who suffered under the daily bombardment of Sarajevo. She met her husband Roger Jenkins at City University and soon, they fell in love. Together, they welcomed two children - a son Innis and a daughter Eneya. According to the UCLA, "Sanela Diana Jenkins has turned a life of hardship into triumph, as she has developed into a successful business woman, a devoted mother, and a philanthropist. As a native of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Jenkins lived her childhood and teenage years in the midst of genocide."
"The work she is going to do with this program ... will make a huge difference," Haris Silajdzic, president of Bosnia-Herzegovina, said in a statement from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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