On May 24, 2012 the people of Kosovo turned out in huge numbers - an estimated 70,000 volunteers for a nationwide environmental cleanup advertised as “Let’s Do It Kosova” Day. It was Kosovo’s first contribution to an annual one-day global cleanup organized by a consortium of NGO’s with the support of businesses, corporations and international donors.
Residents of two communities in Leposavic are enjoying improvements to local infrastructure with the support of the American People. The U.S. Agency for International Development recently renovated a playground in Ibarsko Postenje and re-surfaced a road in Gornji Krnjin. Both of the projects were implemented by the USAID Kosovo Activities for Supporting Schools Program at the request of local residents. The program assists similar infrastructure improvements in communities throughout the North.
An exhibition Wednesday (April 25, 2012) in Pristina showcased new educational technology products that are available to schools from local business outlets. The technology already is being used in some schools with the support of the USAID Basic Education Program in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
Kosovo`s farmers and food processors produce wonderful local products using the freshest of berries, plums, peppers, and much more. The problem for the farmers and processors is that the people of Kosovo tend to buy imported foods because of concerns about quality and sanitation. The USAID New Opportunities for Agriculture Program www.noakos.com is working to change that, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development.
Kosovo has a lot of natural water, but getting it to people in need requires infrastructure and money. The Regional Water Companies build and maintain the pipes, but they have trouble maintaining them properly because so many water customers do not pay their bills. In fact, some people tap into the pipes illegally, causing damage and introducing potential contaminants.
Last updated: July 11, 2014