U.S. Support for Renovations at Secondary and Primary School in Strumica Municipality

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Sharon Kellman Yett
+389-70-359 630

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.

“These renovations are part of our incentive program for schools engaged in interethnic activities,“ said Jennifer Connolly, USAID Democracy Officer. “Both schools we visited today have been enthusiastic about taking on activities that promote diversity and tolerance.“

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 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: June 06, 2014

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