New urban equipment was installed on the quay in Berovo thanks to the proactive students from the primary schools “Dedo Iljo Maleshevski” and “Nikola Petrov Rusinski” and the secondary school “Aco Ruskovski”. The youth action was supported by the Municipality of Berovo and the USAID Youth Ethnic Integration Project, in cooperation with the Youth Educational Forum.
The installation of the benches and waste bins was carried out without physical presence of the students due to the measures for protection against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, later, they took part in the promotion of the installed equipment and organized a youth action for adorning of the quay and the city park.
They all painted the existing benches together, socialized and got acquainted better, because they come from different schools. The Mayor of the Municipality of Berovo, Zvonko Pekevski, who complimented the proactivity of the students, joined the young people and said, “I hope that this action will be a motivation for further cooperation among all stakeholders in the municipality.”
The students added, “We contributed to a better municipality for us and the young people in general. We hope that these activities will continue in the future for the purpose of adorning the environment.”
To implement the action, the students cooperated with the local authorities before which they presented their conceptual solutions and provided the needed support, emphasizing the importance of the youth activism.
More youth actions follow in the upcoming period within which the students will continue to improve the situation in their communities.
This activity is part of the Youth Ethnic Integration Project, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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