Open Day for Civic Education in the PS “Kiril i Metodij” with a visit of the Minister of Education and Science

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This school year too, the primary schools organize open days for civic education where they present the youth initiatives that are a result of the new concept of civic education. On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, the PS “Kiril i Metodij” in the village of Stajkovci, Gazi Baba, by observing all the protection measures prescribed by the Protocols for acting of the primary schools in COVID-19 situation, organized an open day which was attended by the Minister of Education and Science, Mila Carovska and the Mayor of the Municipality of Gazi Baba, Borce Georgievski.

During the open day, a video made by the students about the school’s efforts for inclusive approach, the student initiatives and the care for the physical and mental health of all the parties involved in the educational process was presented. All these initiatives are aimed at developing civic values ​​that strengthen the democratic capacities of the students.

The students also made a school newspaper which they published electronically. In it, they wrote about student participation, preventing stereotypes and prejudices, promoting tolerance and human rights. You can see the whole newspaper here.

The Minister of Education and Science and the Mayor of the Municipality of Gazi Baba visited the sensory room in the school which is intended for all children with both typical and atypical development. “Today, I chose this school in Stajkovci as a good example which shows that the schools can live in the spirit of civic education. The teaching process is implemented in two languages of instruction, Macedonian and Albanian, they have inclusive education and the children with atypical development live and study together with the children with typical development. They also have a sensory room that is visited by both children with typical and children with atypical development, because in that way they create inclusion, coexistence and joint development of all the students they have in school, regardless of where they come from and what capabilities and needs they bring along”, said the Minister of Education and Science, Mila Carovska.

She added that the Concept for primary education that should start in the school year 2021/2022 will be directly based on the principles of inclusivity, gender equality and respect for human rights, because this is the way to create future generations that will not only they respect and know about human rights, but they will live with them and fight for their application on a daily basis.

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

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