Workshop 2, which are the advantages of building our future in Macedonia vs. leaving our country?
Today, on 17th of February, was organized the second workshop “which are the advantages of building our future in Macedonia vs. leaving our country? Would you stay for the Macedonia of your dreams?” within our on-going project Macedonia of my dreams. 20 participants from different ages, different nationalities, both male and female were part of this workshop, and very active on the above mentioned topic. It was a very common issue that each of the young people participants worried about. It was a topic discussed in their everyday life, at home, in school, on the street, with their peers, with their parents and teachers, everywhere and all the time. The workshop took place at the premises of the gymnasium 7 Marsi, Tetovo. The activity is supported by NCBI.
Workshop 1, If you have a chance to leave Macedonia, would you leave or stay?
Within the project, Macedonia of my dreams, on 16th of February 2017, Multikultura organized the first workshop with young people. There were 23 participants, youngsters from different ethnic background. The topic of this open discussion was, "If you have a chance to leave Macedonia, would you leave or stay? Would you stay for a Macedonia of your dreams?" It was a very controversial topic that was discussed among the youth. Most of them were enjoying the group of those who want to leave the country as far as they can, while the rest of them could see a real perspective in Macedonia, if they (the youth) as the future of our country work hard and make changes in order to do their best. The workshop took place at the premises of the High Technical School Gjoce Stojçeski, Tetovo. This activity is supported by NCBI.
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Во рамките на соработката со NCBI (National Coalition Building Institute) – меѓународна организација со главна канцеларија во САД, Мултикултура со големо задоволство го објавува Тренингот за Тренери на тема: "Преку меѓусебното разбирање до надминување на предрасудите".
Повикот е отворен за сите заинтересирани млади кои сакаат да научат на кој начин можат најлесно да ги надминат предрасудите за различни теми.
Тренингот ќе се одржи во периодот од 10-12.03.2017, во просториите на нашиот партнер Поинтед Консалтинг (во центар на град Тетово) и ќе биде воден од лиценцирани тренери со долгогодишно искуство , од Швајцарија.
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How much do the local civic organizations open their doors for the youth?
Globalization, social media and modern lifestyle has increased the activity of youth all over the world, including the places less developed and the underdeveloped societies. The youth is proceeding with fast steps, but the older generations haven't much moved. This is common for Macedonia too, specifically Tetovo, a city with two Universities is having an increased development in this aspect. A big influence in this incitement, are the non-governmental organizations because one way or another they help youth while engaging them in activities help them socialize and overcome difficulties. Often, the activities of the organizations are with multi-ethnic background, which is a very favorable thing considering the structure of our society, and so our youth wouldn't grow up and be prejudicial and stereotypical in the contest of ethnicity, religion, race, gender etc.
What is the relation between the youth and the local organizations in Tetovo? How does the youth get to the information about the activities going on and how can they get included in these organizations? Is there a selection method? Based on what?
Social media such as Facebook, Instagram, are very trendy and super used by young population for fun and of course, a much easier way to communicate and promote every kind of activity no matter if it is an individual or a collective.
Tetovo has a considerable number of organizations starting from the ones dedicated to woman rights, art, sport, culture, science, and politics and of course including also the minority groups such as LGBT (gay, lesbians, bisexual, and transsexual).
How many opportunities do these organizations give to the youth considering their interests? We will mention some of the most active organizations in years, they are being mentioned all over the media because of the interest they show in promoting the organizations activities. Marketing is the best form for the youth to get information on the topics they are interested in. The statistics have shown that in the last decade the interest for organizations has increased and there has been a lot of new organizations created. Being more in number means there is competition in between, this way the number of activities has increased too in order to attract more youth, organizing more training, competitions, seminars, concerts etc.
But things don't always go as planned or as they are shown in public. How the funds for the activities are granted and managed, why are some group of participants neglected (children with special needs, separation on ethnic, religion bases). It's a huge contradiction but not every organization does that.
Multikultura, organization that is functional for 17 years and it's an excellent example for those who are planning to establish this kind of organization. No matter the difficulties they had, says the Program Director Arlinda Ilazi, they always managed to keep going forward, "The interest of the youth motives us even more to work harder, to organize events, activities on different subjects".
What is the uniqueness of this organization? She says: "Maybe we are one of the few organizations that give a big importance to all nationalities in the country; our activities are always held in more languages in order to create a multiethnic and multicultural social circle for the youth. This is the key of our success".
Multikultura qualifies as one of the most active organizations in Macedonia. Their mission is to create a peaceful and harmonic society, and that's the aim of their projects organized, and they always end up being successful.
Another organization is the Roma development organization "SONCE" and they also state that the relation between them and the participants is super. The program manager Merita Mustafi claims that they organize a huge amount of activities and the number of volunteers included in the activities is around 50, all equipped with membership cards.
The Institute for Development of the Community is one of the institutions that take care of the youth, their development, and their advancement in public life. Through the seminars and trainings organized, they help the youth to gain information and knowledge, even though it is not very mentioned in the opinion for different reasons. The director of this institute Sreten Koceski says that IDC pays a lot of attention to the progress of youth and that the relation between the youth and the institute is great.
In Tetovo and generally in the Polog region, there are lot of organizations that have targeted the youth, but also youngsters have their eyes oriented towards the organizations and their activities. Self-awareness is increasing, while we do the comparison on how do trainings and seminars work in the European countries, America, Australia, etc. where the participants should pay enrollment fees, sometimes even high amounts of money, in the Balkan countries, exclusively in Macedonia, these opportunities are offered for free.
Some years ago, ECMI was a network of civil societies in Macedonia; it was an opportunity of cooperation between all organizations that had the interest in become part of this network, who aimed building strategies for getting funds and implementing different projects. We shall see if this kind of networks will get re-activated again because there is an obvious need and the spirit of cooperation of organizations with one-another it's still an actual thing.