UK GOVERNMENT AND IOM WORK TO SUPPORT YOUTH-LED COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

On 07 Dec 2018, H.E. Ambassador, Ms. Rachel Galloway, the IOM Skopje Head of Office, Ms. Sonja Bozinovska Petrushevska, and the Mayor of Saraj, Mr. Blerim Bexheti visited the elementary school in the village of Ljubin within Saraj municipality. Through the financial support of the UK Government, the youth from this community, through their participation […]

On 07 Dec 2018, H.E. Ambassador, Ms. Rachel Galloway, the IOM Skopje Head of Office, Ms. Sonja Bozinovska Petrushevska, and the Mayor of Saraj, Mr. Blerim Bexheti visited the elementary school in the village of Ljubin within Saraj municipality.

Through the financial support of the UK Government, the youth from this community, through their participation in the community dialogues, decided to renovate, refurbish and equip a room within the school building and turn it into a library that will be used by youth of all ages. The renovation of the library is a continuation of the work that young people from Ljubin did last year with the reconstruction of the school playground.

The project also supported creation of a girls’ empowerment network with the contribution and support of the municipal authorities and the local community and the creation of an outdoors kids’ playground in the park located in the municipality of Saraj.

In addition, support is being provided in the creation of a youth club and an outdoor recreation zone in Studenichani, establishment of youth centres in Labunishta, Lipkovo and Vrapchishte, revitalization of the sports field and school yard in Vrapchishte.