The yard of the kindergarten “11 Oktomvri” from Butel got a new look thanks to more than 150 students from the primary schools “Aco Sopov”, “Liman Kaba” and “Panajot Ginovski” from this municipality who jointly organised a voluntary action in the kindergarten. The action was initiated during the meetings held in the past period at which the students identified the problems they face in their environment and suggested possible solutions.
During the youth action, the young people took part in several activities for landscaping the kindergarten yard. They painted the fence in different colours and gave the concrete structures an interesting appearance. They planted pine trees in order to raise the awareness of the youngest children about the environment protection.
“We came up with our idea when we started thinking about what we can do, not only for us but also for the other children around us. As the kindergarten is located in the centre of the Municipality of Butel, we decided to embellish it. The message we would like to send is that we should join forces to reach a higher goal”, says Katerina Dimovska, a student in the primary school “Aco Shopov”.
This initiative was a result of several months of planning during which period the students from different ethnic communities got to know each other and discussed the challenges in their municipality. They gave specific proposals for their solving and presented them to the representatives of the Municipality of Butel. Thus, they advanced their skills and democratic values.
The youth action was implemented with the support of the Municipality of Butel and the USAID Youth Ethnic Integration Project, in cooperation with the Youth Educational Forum.
This activity is part of the Youth Ethnic Integration Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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