Students landscape the spice garden in SUGS “Brakja Miladinovci”

Young people from four schools from Skopje ASUC “Boro Petrusevski”, SEPUGS “Arseni Jovkov”, SGGUGS “Zdravko Cvetkovski” and SUGS “Brakja Miladonovci” organised youth action in the schoolyard of the secondary school “Brakja Miladinovci” from Skopje.

At the beginning of the action, the students cleaned the schoolyard and then some of them planted seasonal seeds and landscaped the spice garden, while others made decorative items. The young people had fun by simultaneously participating in many landscaping activities.

“Today several schools gathered together. We spend some time with the other students and we had a really great time. It was a pleasure to make new friends and to work together on new things”, says Ajrije, a student in SUGS “Brakja Miladinovci”.

“We are having a wonderful time and we work together in order to get to know each other better. I, personally, gained a wonderful experience and made many friends from different nationalities”, added Trajce, a student in the same school.

These actions encourage youth activism in students from different ethnic communities. They have the opportunity to cooperate with the local authorities and implement initiatives for improvement of the social challenges that concern them.

In the past period, young people from the four schools jointly landscaped the schoolyard of SEPUGS “Arseni Jovkov” and set up a youth centre in SGGUGS “Zdravko Cvetkovski”, and soon they will make parking space for bicycles and they will also landscape the schoolyard of ASUC “Boro Petrusevski”.

The youth actions are 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, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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