Еthnically diverse youth together at the new pump track in Skopje

On 30 September, 2019, more than 40 students from the schools SUGS “Brakja Miladinovci”, SEPUGS “Arseni Jovkov”, SGGUGS “Zdravko Cvetkovski” and ASUC “Boro Petrusevski” rode bicycles together and had fun at the pump track in Skopje.

With the promotional event, the new pump track for bicycles and skateboards was officially open. During the event, the high school students joined sport and fun and showed the importance of interethnic integration. At the same time, they raised the awareness of riding bicycles as a way to preserve the environment.

Petre Silegov, the Mayor of the City of Skopje, who was also present at the event, addressed the attendees and emphasized that the public spaces should be inclusive for all different social groups.

These spaces are important places where young people can spend time together, regardless of their different ethnic background. By interacting via sport activities, they can bridge the differences and have fun together.

The track is located in front of the Olympic pool “Centar” and it is the first of its kind in the city.  The Mayor said that in the upcoming period another pump track will be open at the entrance of the City Park in Skopje.

The activity was supported by the City of Skopje and the USAID Youth Ethnic Integration Project, in cooperation with the Youth Education 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.