The primary school “Kiril i Metodij” from the village of Stajkovci, Gazi Baba continued to carry out extracurricular activities, supported by the USAID Youth Ethnic Integration Project. Over the past period, students from different ethnic communities jointly implemented several initiatives and organized a humanitarian action.
They met each other through an online workshop on new friendships. Realized by the English language teachers, the workshop enabled the students to exchange opinions on what friendship meant for them, allowing them to cooperate with each other more easily.
At the same time, the school management and the art teacher, together with the parents, held a creative handicraft workshop. Going back to the old ways of making decorative items, they showed their creative side and combined the useful with the beautiful. Their creations now decorate the walls in the premises of the central and the satellite school as a reminder of mutual friendship and cooperation.
The students also learned how to make items from different materials. As part of the art club, they drew pictures and, together with their teachers and parents, made jewelry and other items. To mark the patron day of the school, the handicrafts were put up at an electronic auction. The funds raised were donated to charity to help socially vulnerable families.
Such extracurricular activities are very important for the overall educational activity of the schools. They allow students to have an opportunity to learn new things and apply the acquired knowledge and skills in initiating creative and interesting activities.
This activity is part of the Youth Ethnic Integration Project, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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