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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:00am

USAID Publishes Manual on Job-Search Strategies in Braille

On May 29, 2014, USAID’s Persons with Disabilities Internship and Employment Project, in cooperation with the Dimitar Vlahov State School for Rehabilitation of Visually Impaired Children and Youth, presented The Manual on Job Search Strategies published in Braille for blind and visually impaired people. The manual, a collaborative effort between the Project and Dimitar Vlahov School, will provide guidance to blind and visually impaired people seeking employment.

“Employment of people with disabilities is not a matter of charity, but one of human rights. We must remember that persons with disabilities are persons with many abilities, and they should have the same opportunities as everyone else. Ensuring those opportunities is what our project is all about,” said USAID Mission Director James Stein.

A farmer from Pchinja follows the discussion with the agriculture experts on climate change
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 5:00pm

Today, in Pcinja village near Kumanovo, the Climate Change Caravan organized by the USAID Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture (ACCA) project made its last of six stops in rural areas of the country.   The Caravan’s aim wasto educate small farmers and other citizens about the anticipated effects of climate change, share strategies for adapting to these effects, and emphasize the importance of proactive responses to them at the grassroots level. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 12:00pm

Skopje - Today, the USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project, together with Nikola Karev Secondary School, Marshal Tito Primary School and the Municipality of Strumica, celebrated the completion of renovations at these schools. The process of refurbishment, financially supported by United States European Command (EUCOM) and USAID, created a better learning environment for interethnic integration in education.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 12:00pm

The Municipality of Bitola has established a Local Economic and Social Council (LESC), with support from the USAID Youth Employability Skills (YES) Network.  The LESC will serve as an advisory body to the municipality on issues such as employment of youth and the link between labor market needs as defined by employers and the skills developed by the youth of Macedonia during their formal education.

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 12:00pm

Today in Timjanik village, the Climate Change Caravan organized by the USAID Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture (ACCA) project made its fifth of six stops in rural areas of the country. So far the Caravan has organized four successful events in village of Novo Selo, village of Negorci, Bogdanci and Rosoman, where managed to reach rural communities and educate small farmers and other citizens about the anticipated effects of climate change, share strategies for adapting to these effects, and emphasize the importance of proactive responses to them at the grassroots level. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 12:00pm

Skopje - The USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project, together with the Stiv Naumov Primary School and the Municipality of Bitola, celebrated the completion of renovations at the school. The process of refurbishment, financially supported by United States European Command (USEUCOM) and USAID, created a better learning environment for interethnic integration in education.

“Through this project, USAID is helping educators learn to better deal with diversity and multi-ethnic issues in the schools,” said Michael Stievater, USAID Democracy & Governance Office Director. “We’re also working with parents and other community members to promote tolerance, both inside the schools and in the larger community.” 

The USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project is assisting ten more communities and schools to improve their school facilities, including accessibility for students with disabilities. The project is a four-year, $5.2 milion initiative that is co-financed by USAID and USEUCOM, which will work with all relevant educational stakeholders in support of the Government of Macedonia’s efforts for ethnic integration. The project will build awareness and provide diversity training, technical assistance, and incentives to school boards, principals, teachers, and administration officials. For more information please visit: www.pmio.mk 

Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 12:00pm

Skopje - Today in Bogdanci, the Climate Change Caravan organized by the USAID Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture (ACCA) project made its fourth of six stops in rural areas of the country. So far the Caravan organized three successful events in the villages of Novo Selo, Negorci and Bogdanci, reaching rural communities and educateing small farmers and other citizens about the anticipated effects of climate change, sharing strategies for adapting to these effects, and emphasizing the importance of proactive responses to them at the grassroots level. 

Motto of the Caravan written on a magnet, part of the promotional materials
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 6:00pm

Skopje - Today in Negorci village, the Climate Change Caravan organized by the USAID Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture (ACCA) project made its second of six stops in rural areas of the country. The Caravan was designed to reach rural communities and educate small farmers and other citizens about the anticipated effects of climate change, share strategies for adapting to these effects, and emphasize the importance of proactive responses to them at the grassroots level. 

Map of demonstration plots in Pelagonia region
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 12:00pm

Skopje - Today, the USAID Small Business Expansion Project launched the Grow More Corn initiative in Pelagonija, a first step towards modernizing corn production in that region. The initiative aims to increase the supply of locally grown feed corn by introducing farming practices that, together with drip irrigation systems, will increase up to four times the yield of corn per hectare. In the Pelagonija region, USAID is partnering with most of the region’s municipalities to carry out this initiative.

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 12:00pm

Skopje - Today, the Climate Change Caravan, organized by the USAID Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture(ACCA) project, started on its journey across Macedonia.  The Caravan will make six stops in rural areas of the country, with Novo Selo village in Strumica as its first.  The Caravan was designed to reach rural communities and educate small farmers and other citizens about the anticipated effects of climate change, share strategies for adapting to these effects, and emphasize the importance of proactive responses to them at the grassroots level. 

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