Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Better School Conditions for Better Interethnic Relations in Strumica and Bansko

Secondary school “Nikola Karev” from Strumica and primary school “Marshal Tito” from Bansko are the two schools among 11 other schools where the USAID Interethnic Integration in Education activities were implemented to improve the conditions for the children in those schools.  In Nikola Karev the windows were replaced and access ramp was constructed, whereas Marshal Tito received a new roof. As part of the ribbon cutting ceremonies, fashion show and tasting different homemade cuisines followed as part of the ceremony.

Mayor of Strumica, many parents, teachers, and children, representatives of the municipality, USAID and team of the Interethnic Integration in Education Project were present to witness various children activities.“Your school has demonstrated enthusiasm to include activities that will enable the concept of interethnic integration in education to be further strengthened and sustained. “said Ms. Jennifer Connolly, USAID Democracy Officer. “These activities are an added value to this process apart from the renovation.“

The process of refurbishment is financially supported by USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project and the United States European Command (EUCOM). The renovations are just one part of the activities that the schools will undertake in order to create and sustain the interethnic integration in education.