On May 20, 2019, “Jane Sandanski” secondary school in Strumica hosted more than 100 students from different ethnic backgrounds who had the opportunity to get to know each other and discuss the common problems they face as young people.
During the discussion, the young people pointed out that the municipality lacked cinema and playgrounds for sports and recreation. Furthermore, they emphasized that the community has a problem with stray dogs and called on the competent institutions to solve these problems as soon as possible.
The students pointed out a problem that they themselves want to help solve – the poor state of the schoolyard of the “Jane Sandanski” secondary school. For the initiative of the young people to become a reality, they immediately headed to the schoolyard and mapped the necessary interventions in detail, and then discussed the activities they would take to beautify the space.
The end result of this process will be a creative youth action where they will make the schoolyard functional and usable and beautify the space in which they spend much of their time. The entire process is supported by the USAID Youth Ethnic Integration Project, in cooperation with the Municipality of Strumica and the Youth Educational Forum.
This activity is part of the Youth Ethnic Integration Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
This article is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of MCEC and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.