The youth center in Kavadarci got a new look thanks to the creative students from the primary schools “Strasho Pindzur” and “Tode Hadzi Tefov” and the secondary school “Gjorce Petrov”. While observing all protective protocols, they implemented a youth action in the center, supported by the Municipality of Kavadarci and the USAID Youth Ethnic Integration Project, in cooperation with the Youth Educational Forum.
In the course of the action, the students painted a mural on the walls, whereby they used visual art to send a message about the importance of youth participation in the decision making at a local level. Thus, they also enhanced their skills and knowledge of this art. Furthermore, they gained deeper awareness about the work of the youth center and the possibilities for greater engagement in the local community through it.
“We asked to have a youth center in Kavadarci and it was provided to us. There are various activities in which we can participate. It is really interesting and we meet many new friends. I am really happy that I came here and met so many new people”, says one of the students.
The cheerful atmosphere became even more so owing to the youth band which contributed to the contents of the action with music.
Over the past period, young people from these three schools actively participated in the planning and representation of the youth priorities for the purposes of improving the situation in the municipality. They also cooperated with the local authorities to whom they presented their design solutions and secured the required support. In that way, they succeeded in turning their ideas into reality.
This activity is part of the Youth Ethnic Integration Project, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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