For Immediate Release
September 13, 2013, the USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project, together with Dimitar Miladinov Primary School and the Municipality of Centar, celebrated the completion of floor renovations in 23 classrooms at the Dimitar Miladinov school. The process of refurbishment, financially supported by the U.S. Government through the United States European Command (EUCOM) and USAID, created a better learning environment for interethnic integration in education.
“Standing here seeing your renovated school I am proud to note that all of the efforts here were done in cooperation with your local community and local government officials. This is yet another great example of how we are ‘Stronger Together!’“ said Major General Steven Cray, the Adjutant General of the Vermont National Guard. “We at EUCOM and USAID recognize the importance of inter-ethnic integration in public school education for the Republic of Macedonia so that your future leaders may grow up with common values and established friendships – friendships that will foster a cooperative and integrated society.“
The USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project is assisting 10 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 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
Last updated: February 26, 2016