• Language helps to overcome prejudices

    Graduation Ceremony for the Access Program students 2012-2014 &  Awarding Ceremony for the Access Program students 2014-2016. 

    Community Building Mitrovica (CBM) in partnership with Association for Peace (AFPK) hold a Graduation and Awarding Ceremony for the Access Program students on 20th of November, which also brought people from North Mitrovica, Zvecan and Mitrovica South together.

    “We are glad to welcome the second generation of the Access Program, but also to honor the first generation, who successfully passed all tests, actively participated and improved their English Language during this program. But we are also very happy that many parents joined this ceremony as well. It is good to have people from different in such a big number together here”, summarized the Director of CBM Aferdita Syla about the ceremony.

    After two years of After School Instruction and Intensive Sessions, the English Access Microscholarship Program provided a foundation of English language skills and informatics to bright 13-20 year-olds and helped them to take advantage of opportunities that had previously been unavailable to them.

    “But it also brought the youngster from North Mitrovica, Zvecan and South Mitrovica together. During the last two years they have been together in summer camps and did some excursions. There they got the knowledge about the American culture and the democratic values. Especially with the help of their improved English skills they were able to overcome prejudices and sharing experiences”, explains Aferdita Syla.

    On the ceremony the Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S embassy in Pristina Ms. Jennifer Bachus during her speech, graduated the students for their acxhivements and reminded them how important is to learn different lenguages. 

    „English Language, like any other language if it is not practiced it can be forgoten. Kosovo is a country where english language is very much spoken, therfore leran because it is really worth it and I am sure that students by learning the language make a good experience ”, said Ms. Bachus. 

    With the support of the American Embassy, Community Building Mitrovica (CBM) in partnership with Association for Peace (AFPK) started the project in 2012. More than 80 students from North Mitrovica, Zvecan and South Mitrovica attened in the past and today the English Access Microscholarship Programm.  

     

One day workshop for on the job training

Under the project ‘’Civil Society is watching you: demand for accountability and transparency on local level’’ CBM and CRYM organized the ‘one day session’ workshop as pre-introduction of the ‘on the job training’.  

The ‘One day session’ workshop took place in CBM premises on 17th March 2015 on which the 12 CSOs from 7 Mitrovica region Municipalities participated (Mitrovica North; Zvecan; Leposavic; and Zubin Potok; Mitrovica South; Vushtrri/Vucitrn; and Skenderaj/Srbica).

On the workshop, participants had opportunity to be familiarized with the CBM monitoring methodology and ‘on-the-job training’ work plan with date of Municipality Committee of Policy and Finance and Assembly meeting. CBM also got the final decision of CSOs for which municipality department are interested to monitor and CSOs are divided into 5 groups who will monitor the various municipal directorate.

 

The participants showed the great interest and eager for forthcoming ‘On-the-job training’ which will include active participation in the ongoing monitoring process of work of Mitrovica Municipality Assembly.  

         

Information Session - Supportive business environment for women start-ups in North and South Mitrovicë/a

Community Building Mitrovica kindly invite media to attend Information Session regarding launching of the project “Supportive business environment for women start-ups in North and South Mitrovicë/a”. Information Session will be held at Restaurant Vivianit in South Mitrovica on 11 March 2015 at 10:30 hours. 

Project “Supportive business environment for women start-ups in North and South Mitrovicë/a”is funded by European Union Office in Kosovo through EU Regional Development Programme. This project is implemented by Community Building Mitrovica in partnership with D&G Solutions. 

Main objective of the project is to contribute sustainable economic and social improvement of North & South Mitrovica through inclusion of women in private sector development, through establishment of supporting business environment for women start-up entrepreneurs in North & South Mitrovicë/a. Main activities of the project are addressed to improvement of capacities of women to successfully establish and run their own businesses, provision of sub-grants for product/service development of women start-up entrepreneurs in North and South Mitrovicë/a and development of mechanism for provision of sustainable support to women entrepreneurs in North and South Mitrovicë/a through mentoring, consultancy and support over web platform.