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Last updated: September 09, 2022

September 8, 2022

Era Tahiri, a former student of Xhevdet Doda high school in Pristina, was among the first members of her school’s Makerspace – and it changed her life. The Makerspace, a component of USAID’s After School Support for Teens Activity, offered a Technician’s Club that Era joined. 

September 8, 2022

Thirteen Kosovo central and local institutions pledged to continue working with USAID to reform public procurement at a Memoranda of Understanding ceremony held on July 27 at the US Embassy in Pristina. The signatories committed to continue to make strides in transparency and accountability within their own institutions and to be champions of change that model the highest ethics and integrity for other municipalities in Kosovo and the wider Balkans region.

August 19, 2022

As a second year student at Prishtina’s Xhevdet Doda High School and a participant in USAID’s After School Support for Teens program, Stina Demolli has learned a lot. “I learned I’m responsible with what I do with my time…it’s never too early to think and prepare for my future,” she said. 

August 19, 2022

Applying for financial support is not easy, especially for those who are unaccustomed to or unfamiliar with the process. This was the case for Fikret Erdan, a 39 year-old farmer from the Mamuş/Mamusha municipality who unsuccessfully applied for COVID-19 economic recovery support from the Government of Kosovo (GoK) three separate times. 

August 8, 2022

For Egzon Musliu, a determined and entrepreneurial-minded young man, knitting is more than just a hobby. As part of a cohort of 19 youth who recently completed USAID’s Up to Youth six-month business incubation program, Egzon was able to develop and test an idea to turn his knitting hobby into a business. Using business planning tools he learned during the training, he launched “Johnnie’s Rugs,” a startup that sells handmade, bespoke carpets with designs by client request. To market his business to buyers, Egzon is building a presence on social media, and is hoping to attract support.