Visit to the renovated PS „Avram Pisevski” in the Village of Bardovci, Karpos

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In order to become familiar with the activities for renovating the toilets at PS „Avram Pisevski“ in the Village of Bardovci, the Municipality of Karpos, on 31 January 2020, the Mayor of the Municipality of Karpos, Stefan Bogoev, Major Patrick Enriquez, representative of the US Office of Defense Cooperation, and Igor Kralev, representative of the United States European Command (EUCOM), paid a joint visit to the school. The renovation of the toilets was implemented within the USAID Youth Ethnic Integration Project, with the financial support of the United States European Command (EUCOM).

During the visit, the attendants took a close look at the renovated toilets and met with students during their Civic Education class.

Major Patrick Enriquez, representative of the U.S. Office of Defense Cooperation, stated that many areas in the country suffer from insufficient resources and attention, making it difficult for children to learn and for educators to teach in such an environment. So, he was happy to see the improvements made in the primary school „Avram Pisevski“ and pronounced the importance of the partnership between the municipality and the school for providing appropriate learning and working conditions.

The Mayor of the Municipality of Karpos, Stefan Bogoev, emphasized the commitment of the Municipality to improve the working and learning conditions for the students at the schools, as well as to improve the instruction quality. He pointed out that the Municipality of Karpos participated in the reconstruction by installing an outdoor sewage system in the schoolyard, adapting the toilets and furnishing a sensory room for developmentally challenged children.

The renovation enabled better learning and working conditions for approximately 270 students and teachers. In order to ensure long-term benefits from the renovation, the technical staff of the school was trained for maintaining the school facility and for crisis management in the event of earthquakes, fires or floods, while concurrently they were also provided with equipment for maintaining the building and the hygiene at the school.

This activity is part of the Youth Ethnic Integration Project, supported 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 the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) or the United States Government.