CBM organizes study visit in Macedonia

 

Mitrovicë/a 26.04.2016: From 20 – 23rd of April, a group of 14 civil society activists from Mitrovica were part of a study visit in Gostivar, Macedonia. The purpose of the study visit was to get an inside glimpse of the work of local institutions and civil society organizations, their cooperation, their inclusion in decision making processes, lobbying, advocacy.

Civil Society representatives had an opportunity to share the challenges and tools to improve the work and implement those tools and mechanisms in their own municipalities with peers from Macedonia. They met representatives from municipalities Gostivar, Vrapciste and Bogovina and NGOs Help, Youth Empowerment Platform, Red Cross, ADI among others, and got an insight how the cooperation works.  Besides good governance field, participants were eager to know more about the way of living in mixed municipalities and compare it to their own cities.

This study visit was part of the capacity building for local CSOs for monitoring, lobbying and advocacy, within the project 'My need, my decision' implemented by CBM in partnership with CRYM. Funded by European Union Office in Kosovo and co-funded by Netherlands Embassy in Prishtina, Austrian Development Agency and MOTT foundation.

Community Building Mitrovica joined Earth Day celebrations

 

Mitrovicë/a 22.04.2016: Community Building Mitrovica joined the Earth Day celebrations that take place on April 22 each year. Access Program students jointly with Kindergarten ‘’Gëzimi Ynë’’ staff and children in Mitrovica South planted flowers, while Access students in North planted flowers at the School for kids with special needs. This initiative was realized within community services conducted under Access Program, and in this occasion the aim of this symbolic activity was to make significant impact for cleaner and healthier environment, but also to encourage people to be more environmentally friendly.

Students and kids spent great time together by planting the flowers and watering them at the Kindergarten's yard, while present in this activity was also the Director of Education Department in Mitrovica South Municipality Mr. Pajazit Hajzeri and Director of Inspection Mr. Naim Hajra. Whereas Access students in North  made sure to create a pleasant environment with their work in planting flowers at the special school and brought  attention at the importance of care for earth.

The English Access Microscolarship Program is supported from U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and implemented by Community Building Mitrovica.