Prilep got a pet park thanks to the motivated students of the secondary schools “Orde Copela”, “Kuzman Josifovski Pitu” and “Mirce Acev”, who initiated a youth action with support from the Municipality of Prilep and the USAID Youth Ethnic Integration Project, in cooperation with the Youth Education Forum.
Due to the protective measures against the COVID-19 pandemic, the action was carried out without the physical presence of the students. However, they still managed to follow the entire process of setting up new urban equipment and arranging the park. They also got involved in promoting the impact of the space on their community by taking photos and videos of the park.
“We have contributed to achieving our goals and solving the problems faced by both young people and adults in the city. As a result, the youth action gave birth to the construction of the pet park in Prilep. We want to encourage young people to express their ideas and contribute to making their municipality more beautiful,” said the students involved.
Not only did the students use the pet park to beautify the public space but they also made it more useful for the residents who were provided with a new place where they can take their pets for a walk.
In the recent period, the young people actively participated in online workshops where they planned the priorities for improving the state of the municipality, which they then presented before the local authorities. In this way, they received the necessary support and managed to realize their initiative.
This activity is part of the Youth Ethnic Integration Project, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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