Monday, July 16, 2018
The USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project Ended

The USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project Ended

Over 1000 teachers, students, parents, representatives of the educational institutions, civil society organisations, USAID and ...

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Conference for Sharing Good Practices for Maintenance of School Buildings Held

Conference for Sharing Good Practices for Maintenance of School Buildings Held

After the organized trainings for maintenance of the schools intended for the members of the ...

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Conducted creative corners training

Conducted creative corners training

By the end of January, a three-day training was conducted in Skopje for creative corners ...

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Demonstration schools – where were we and what changed in the meantime?

Demonstration schools – where were we and what changed in the meantime?

In the course of the week, in four demonstration schools: PS “Brakja Miladinovci“ and ES ...

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Improved school environment for the elementary school students in Krusevo and Mogila

Improved school environment for the elementary school students in Krusevo and Mogila

At the end of December, two ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held in the elementary schools “Sv. ...

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School Maintenance Trainings for Sustainable Learning Environments

USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project in cooperation with the EUCOM renovated nine primary and two secondary schools, providing incentives to schools and local communities to become partners in offering better education to their children.

Once the schools were renovated, training for maintenance of the school building were organized. The overall goal of the maintenance training was to develop the capacities of the School Renovation Teams and to empower maintenance skills of technical staff. In addition these trainings aimed at enabling schools and municipalities to develop proper planning for implementation of the activities in their schools toward appropriate maintenance.

The four regional training workshops were organized in Skopje, Strumica, Tetovo and Bitola involving 97 school directors and secretaries, school board members, parents, municipal officers, members of business and local communities, but also school maintenance and custodial staff. However from these trainings will benefit over 7,000 children, 600 school staff and 75 maintenance staff in the participating 11 schools.

Participants learned how to draft maintenance budget based on historical maintenance data and volume of current maintenance work so they can properly plan for sufficient amount of money to be able to implement the maintenance work. As the maintenance budget is usually tight, the participants also shared their ideas and activities for raising additional funds that can be used for school maintenance. The technical staff that is substantially involved in the day-to-day assessment repair and maintenance of school facilities is encouraged to play an active role in the facilities maintenance planning process.

“We exchanged many ideas and our experiences in school maintenance. With relevant information obtained at the workshop, we are better prepared for successful maintenance of our schools and for providing comfortable learning environment for our children”, said Maja Videnovic, teacher and school board member from Krste Misirkov primary school.

The next round of trainings is planned for the school maintenance and custodial staff, which will be organized in the course of December 2012 and the participants will be provided with the toolbox for a better maintenance of the school building.

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