What is the effect of polluted water on living organisms? What is the role of water in human health? How are water resources cleansed? What kind of habits in terms of the protection of natural resources should we acquire?
These are only some of the important issues discussed at the educational debate on the topic Water for All which was held on March 21, 2018 at the NI Centre for Culture – Bitola. The platform was attended by more than 100 students, teachers, parents and representatives of the Municipality of Bitola.
The event was organized by students from the primary school “Goce Delcev” from Bitola, with the support of their teachers and parents. By means of this public event, the students who organized it, belonging to various ethnic communities, aimed at raising the environmental awareness regarding the protection of water resources, but also enhancing the mutual cooperation.
The debate was opened by the principal of the school “Goce Delcev”, Ms. Zora Damjanova. A welcoming speech was also delivered by the eco-coordinator Ms. Biljana Stojkovska. Short lectures were held by the following guests: Mr. Goran Kozarov, general manager of PUE Water Supply Bitola (in the capacity of a parent-lecturer), Graduate Engineer of Technology Ms. Lela Acevska, specialist in sanitary chemistry (in the capacity of a parent-lecturer), as well as Distinguished Doctor Ms. Liljana Milevska, representative of PHI Centre for Public Health Bitola.
In addition, two students, members of the eco board and the chemistry and biology club of the school, addressed the attendants of the debate. They presented how the drinking water quality is examined in the classroom and sent a powerful message to the attendants: In order to have clean drinking water for all, we must save it!
This activity is a part of the Youth Ethnic Integration Project financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).