U.S. Support for Renovations at Primary Schools in Bogovinje and Tetovo Municipalities

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Sharon Kellman Yett
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Skopje - Today, the USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project, together with Primary Schools Liria and Bratstvo Migjeni and the Municipalities of Bogovinje and Tetovo, 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.

“Parents play a critical role in interethnic cohesion and integration, so I urge all of you who have children to consider the seriousness of that role, and to demonstrate to your kids the many ways in which they can play a positive role in their communities,” said Mrs. Mary Jo Wohlers, U.S. Embassy. “Nothing could have a greater impact on their behavior – now and later as adults – than these critical lessons you share with them.”

The USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project is assisting nine 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 the U.S. European Command, 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 

NOTE TO EDITORS:

The American people, through USAID, have invested over $500 million in Macedonia since 1993. USAID is working with the people of Macedonia to create jobs, strengthen democratic institutions and practices, enhance integrated education, and prepare students for the workforce. These initiatives improve the quality of life and support Macedonia’s transition to a stable and prosperous democracy. USAID provides economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 100 countries. For more information please visit http://macedonia.usaid.gov and USAID FB page http://www.facebook.com/USAIDMacedonia.

Last updated: April 01, 2014

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