Monday, January 17, 2022

Celebration event marking the completion of renovation process and welcoming the interethnic integration activities

Today the USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project, together with the City of Skopje, celebrated the completion of renovations at the Josip Broz Tito Secondary School in Skopje financially supported by the U.S. Government through the United States European Command (EUCOM).
This solemn event gathered parents, teachers, students Mayor of Skopje and local authorities, USAID and EUCOM to jointly welcome all the activities that the school is accomplishing on behalf of interethnic integration and cohesion in education.
The process of refurbishment in Josip Broz Tito is just an incentive toward creating a better learning environment for interethnic integration in education.

“A modern education embeds concepts and approaches that help young generations to foster and promote the coexistence, peace and to put efforts for successful collaboration in each field. Teachers and parents have the noble role to teach children that they belong to a multiethnic and multicultural society, whereas our role as City of Skopje is to create conditions and offer opportunities the concept of the interethnic integration to be entrenched in every school”- was highlighted by Mayor of Skopje, Mr. Koce Trajanovski.

“We at EUCOM recognize the importance of inter-ethnic integration in public school education for the Republic of Macedonia, and congratulate you on the steps you have taken toward that goal” – said Chief Gary Shedenhelm, Defense Attaché Office, US Embassy Skopje. “It’s another way we work together to build a better learning environment and a brighter future.”

USAID’s Interethnic Integration in Education Project will continue to assist more communities in their efforts to improve school facilities and advance the interethnic integration and collaboration.