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USAID and Ecolog Launch Support Fund for Women and Youth Entrepreneurs
March 28, 2014

March 28, 2014 in Tetovo, the USAID Small Business Expansion Project together with Ecolog, an international integrated services company, launched the Support Fund for Women and Youth Entrepreneurs. Each partner has contributed $15,000 to establish the fund, which will help small businesses increase their capacities, create more jobs, and improve livelihoods and lives in the Polog region.

“An investment in the Support Fund for Women and Youth-run Businesses is an investment in the people of Polog, and it benefits all the people of the region,” said U.S. Ambassador Paul Wohlers. He added, “I strongly urge other businesses to follow Ecolog’s lead with a contribution to the Support Fund for Women and Youth-run Businesses.”

April 10, 2013

Skopje - Today, USAID launched the Project for Investigative Journalism and Cooperation Between Media and Civil Society as part of USAID’s efforts to strengthen independent media in Macedonia. The project aims to improve cooperation between journalists and civil society through a series of debates and workshops, and will contribute towards more independent investigative stories by offering journalists small grants and mentorships for investigative stories.

April 8, 2013

Skopje - On Friday April 5, in honor of the International Roma Day, USAID Macedonia Mission Director Robert Wuertz visited the Dendo Vas Center for Educational Support for Roma in Gorce Petrov Municipality. This Center, together with three other centers in Prilep and Kumanovo, has been part of the USAID Roma Education Project since 2004. Every year, the project provides assistance to around 200 preschool-age children to better prepare them for entering primary school.

March 29, 2013

Skopje - Today, the USAID Equal Access for Equal Opportunities project held the conference “For e-Accessible Primary Schools:  Assistive Technology in Primary Education in Macedonia.”   The conference brought together representatives of national and local educational authorities, disability-focused NGOs, as well as numerous practitioners:  school directors, teachers, parents, and students with first-hand experience in using assistive technology in school.  Participants agreed that assistive technology, such as big-button keyboards, trackballs and joysticks, widens the educa

March 8, 2013
Start date: March 8, 2012                
End date:  March 7, 2015                 
Project budget:  $1.4 Million
Implementer:  Rural Development Network of the Republic of Macedonia

Objectives

February 22, 2013

Enhance economic growth and increase job creation by strengthening microenterprises to maximize their contribution to the national economy. The core pool of project beneficiaries will consist of 180 microenterprises and entrepreneurs from four Macedonian regions.

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