The students from various ethnic communities continue spending time together and participating in joint activities within the Strengthening Multi-ethnic Cooperation in Municipalities Project supported by Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation. These activities are being implemented within the school clubs whose members are students that learn in different languages of instruction.
Through the numerous activities, the students learn new things, cooperating together on topics that interest them. Since the beginning of the school year, they have been undertaking some interesting initiatives.
Within the geography school club at the primary school “Gjorgi Sugarev” in Bitola, the young people discussed the environmental problems faced by their city. They presented the usual problems and suggested some possible solutions to a representative from the Public Enterprise Komunalec. Some of their suggestions were foresting the Bair Hill, creating a park on the Bair, planting greenery in the schoolyard, cleaning the river, placing waste containers and trash cans along the streets. The young people also suggested introducing measures for a cleaner air, as well as using alternative energy sources at the schools, the institutions and the homes. The joint youth eco-initiatives raise awareness of the need of environmental protection and finding adequate solutions for the most critical environmental issues.
The primary school students from “Zivko Brajkovski” in Butel performed some interesting activities within the healthy food and healthy generations school club. They conducted a research on a healthy diet and after the completion of the research they presented their findings. They also made leaflets containing messages, as well as decorations, wreaths and raw pasta gifts.
“The children are at that age when they need proper education the most which can be ensured by participating in school clubs like this.” – says Silvana Urjanis, teacher at the primary school “Zivko Brajkovski”.
The activities being implemented in the school clubs encourage young people to take some interesting initiatives at their schools and communities.
“Some positive changes may be observed with the students. For instance, these activities have inspired a self-initiative with the students to participate in the landscaping of the eco-spot at the school“, stated her colleague Nazmie Bela.
In the course of the school year, students from 27 primary schools included in the Strengthening Multi-ethnic Cooperation in Municipalities Project will be performing many more activities related to a healthy diet, raising the environmental awareness, sports, research, science, mathematics and other interesting activities. These student initiatives bring young people from various ethnicities closer and provide them with an opportunity to have fun together and learn in the spirit of interethnic integration.
This activity is part of the Strengthening Multi-ethnic Cooperation in Municipalities Project, supported by the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation (PCF).