Today’s announcement of the Agricultural Development Credit Authority (DCA) Agreement is an outstanding example of a triangular partnership between the United States, the Republic of Macedonia and the private sector.
USAID Publishes Manual on Job-Search Strategies in Braille
On May 29, 2014, USAID’s Persons with Disabilities Internship and Employment Project, in cooperation with the Dimitar Vlahov State School for Rehabilitation of Visually Impaired Children and Youth, presented The Manual on Job Search Strategies published in Braille for blind and visually impaired people. The manual, a collaborative effort between the Project and Dimitar Vlahov School, will provide guidance to blind and visually impaired people seeking employment.
On Thursday, May 22, the USAID Roma Education Project (REP), implemented by the Foundation for Open Society-Macedonia, held a close-out ceremony in Skopje. The 10-year project benefited more than 3,000 Roma students at all levels of education - from pre-school to university - and significantly improved rates of student enrollment, retention, and graduation. The event focused on the accomplishments of the project and acknowledged the contributions of partners and stakeholders. Several speeches and video testimonials spoke of the life-changing impact of the assistance.
On May 16, 2014, the USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project, together with the municipality of Vinica, celebrated the completion of renovations at the Vanco Prke Secondary School in Vinica. The process of refurbishment, financially supported by the U.S. Government through the United States European Command , created a better educational environment for students and teachers in Vinica, and supports the process of interethnic integration in education.
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.
On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, the USAID Macedonia Clean Energy Investment Project implemented by Winrock International hosted the second in the series of Renewable Energy Stakeholder Forums. These Forums are organized in partnership with the Macedonian Association of Renewable Energy Producers at the Chamber of Commerce and the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) Balkan Renewable Energy Program USAID Clean Energy Investment Project Chief of Party, Mr. Samir Latif opened the second Renewable Energy Stakeholder Forum, where key presenters were Mr.
On 2nd Februari, USAID’s Readers are Leaders Project “Reading and Math are Fun” Celebrity Roadshow made its first monthly visit to Skopje City Mall where actor Gorast Cvetkovski entertained a crowd of children and their parents as the MC of this interactive educational show.
On 5th February, USAID presented the last External Performance Evaluation Report of its decade-long Roma Education Project (REP), implemented by the Foundation Open Society – Macedonia (FOSM). The evaluation findings highlight the project’s positive impact on the Roma community and confirm shifting attitudes among teachers, Roma students, and their parents. Roma student achievement and teacher training both helped significantly reduce the level of prejudice previously so prevalent in the participating schools.
On 12.18.2013, USAID’s Youth Employability Skills (YES) Network established the Skopje Local Economic and Social Council (LESC).
Last updated: June 05, 2014