Sunday, April 18, 2021

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 schools renovation teams and the entry into force of the “Guideline with a Manual for Maintenance of School Buildings”, as part of the USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project, another activity was held that contributes to the creation of a better learning environment in healthy, clean and safe school buildings.

At the beginning of February, in Hotel Drim in Struga, a two-day conference was held for sharing best practices for maintenance of the school buildings. The conference was attended by about 110 representatives of the technical staff and the secretaries from the 63 schools that were renovated in the period 2012-2016.

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During the opening ceremony of the conference, the attendees were briefly addressed by Mr. Nebojsa Mojsoski – IIEP Chief of Party, Mr. Igor Kralev – Office of Defense Cooperation of the United States, Ms. Natasa Hadzi-Lega – Ministry of Education and Science, and Ms. Liri Starova – Renovation Coordinator of the IIEP.

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In continuation of the conference, representatives from several municipalities, schools and external associates of the Project shared their experiences, challenges and recommendations in terms of the successful maintainance of the renovated schools, followed by an exhibition of photos of all renovated schools.

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Also, by working in groups, the secretaries of the schools had the opportunity to discuss the work procedures for maintenance of the school buildings, while the technical staff focused on the maintainance of the heating systems.

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The activities for renovation of the schools financed by the US European Command were conducted in the framework of the USAID Interethnic Integration in Education in order to improve the conditions for study and work, but also to foster the cooperation between the students of different ethnic backgrounds.

Until now, 63 schools have been renovated beneficiaries of which are 46181 students and 5107 teachers.

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