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In the period from 19th to 28th August in Berlin the traditional Work Camp took place, organized by YMCA, at which attended 25 young representatives from Macedonia, Germany and France. The participants were accommodated in the youth hostel “Gaste-Etage” located on the street Osloer, where the camp acted as one […]

The work camp in Germany


For generations, children have spent their summers at day and sleep-away camps, trying new activities such as swimming, hiking, and various sports. But what many families may not realize is that camp provides children with different opportunities to develop important life skills that are difficult to achieve in any other […]

6 Summer Camp Benefits



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E.S.Y.L. stands for “Empowering Summercamp Youth Leaders”, and this was the second edition. The previous edition can be seen here. May 2016, a period when I had an incredible journey, a valuable learning, a memorable experience that will stay in my mind and soul forever. It was not an ordinary […]

Empowering Summercamp Youth Leaders #2


NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR INFORMING YOUTH “INFORM YOURSELF  NOW!” On the occasion of the National campaign for Informing Youth – “Inform yourself Now” 4 high schools in Bitola (Municipal Secondary Technical School “Gjorgji Naumov”, 19.02.2016, Municipal Secondary School “Josip Broz Tito”, 23.02.2016, Municipal Economical Secondary School “Jane Sandanski” 24.02.2016 and Municipal […]

Inform yourself now!


My two-year Peace Corps journey in Bitola has been filled with friendships, fun, frustrations and hope for the future, and I have the YMCA Bitola to thank for this wonderful experience. The day when site announcements are made is a very exciting day in the Peace Corps world. My site […]

My volunteer experience in YMCA



SCHOOL ACTIVISM – AN OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPLEMENTING THE CHILDREN’S RIGHTS INTO PRACTICE The beginning of the school year in many schools is reserved for renewing the school structures and giving a chance to those students that are motivated the most to become active members in the youth organizations within their […]

Implementing the children’s rights


In the period from 1st-8th of December I attended FUND training (Finding Utilities for New Dreams) at the Olde Vechte Foundation in Ommen, Netherlands. I was part of a group of thirty youth workers from NGO’s, youth organizations and municipalities from fifteen countries. The goal of this training was to […]

TRAINING FOR FUNDRAISING