Sunday, May 16, 2021

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. Kiril i Metodij“, v. Bucin, Krusevo and “Brakja Miladinovci”, v. Dedebalci, Mogila, which marked the renovations of two of the fifteen schools that were renovated this year through the USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project (IIEP).

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The primary school “Sv. Kiril i Metodij“ got new windows, and the “Brakja Miladinovci” was fully reconstructed in its interior.

At these events, the audience was addressed by the school principals, the mayors of the municipalities, as well as by Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Van Sickle from the Office of Defense Cooperation within the U.S. Embassy.

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In his address, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Van Sickle from the Office of Defense Cooperation within the U.S. Embassy said: „Newspaper headlines often focus on the divisions between people—divisions based on ethnicity or religion. Overcoming these tensions and bridging the differences is not an easy task to achieve anywhere… The students and the teachers may not do it alone. They need the support of their families, their community and their leaders. Overcoming and removing divisions necessitates joint efforts by everyone.

After the speeches, the primary school students presented their joint activities by means of which they enhance their friendship, nurture and develop their mutual respect and build their joint future.