More than 20 students from the “Koco Racin” secondary school in Veles participated in an educational summer camp held in Ohrid at the beginning of July, 2018. The purpose of the camp, which is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Macedonia, was to improve the English language skills of the students.
During the camp, the young people took part in a series of interactive and practical workshops, through which they learned English in a fun way. The organized workshops stimulated the creativity and inventiveness of the young people. Through a joint cooperation throughout the camp, the students successfully created a cardboard 3D model of a city. At the same time, through workshops about debate, stereotypes and prejudices, the students strengthened their skills in critical thinking, argumentative speech and public speaking.
“This camp is truly a great new experience. It brought us closer to each other and we became better friends. What made me most happy is that we tried a lot of new and interesting activities”, said one participant in the camp.
Together with the volunteers from the Peace Corps, the young people celebrated 4th of July – the Independence Day of the United States. The celebration was marked by the blue, white and red color, signifying the American flag.
The aim of the English Access Microscholarship Program is to enable students to gain fluency in the English language, which can provide them with better jobs, educational opportunities and opportunities to participate in and apply for future student exchanges and study visits in the United States of America. In addition, the students enrich their knowledge of the American culture, history and democratic values.
“This programme is truly special, in a beautiful way… and it is something that is not seen every day. The entire experience is invaluable”, added one student who participates in the Access programme.
This activity is part of the English Access Microscholarship Program funded by the US Embassy in Macedonia.