• 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.  

     

Training on monitoring local institutions, lobbying and advocacy held in Suva Reka/Suhareka!

CBM and CRYM organized four day training on monitoring local institutions, lobbying and advocacy in Suva Reka/Suhareka from 8th till 11th of December, within the project “Civil Society is watching you, demand for accountability and transparency on local level”. 21 CSOs form Mitrovica north and south as well as from the region participated in the training and had the opportunity to learn and implement the knowledge about how to monitor local institutions, report and how to lobby and advocate on an important topic.

 

Participants showed great interest for the topics and training, and were eager to learn mechanisms and tools for monitoring local institutions, and most importantly giving their own inputs and ideas for possible future initiatives. 

        

 

 

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) 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. Through 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.

Therefore CBM will hold a ceremony with the students and their parents from the Mitrovica North, Mitrovica South and Zvecan together to graduate and award them.

For that reason CBM will also welcome the US Ambassador Mrs. Tracy Jacobson as well as the Representative of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Kosovo.

An exhibition of photos, as well as a documentary created by the Access Program students will highlight this event.

The ceremony will take place on November 20th, 2014 at 13:00h in Cultural Center, Mitrovica south.