• 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.  

     

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.

Opening ceremony of the project: “My Need, My Decision: Civil Society is watching you demand for accountability, transparency on local level”

Community Building Mitrovica (CBM) and Centre for Resources Youth and Media (CRYM) are organizing an opening ceremony of the project “My Need, My Decision: Civil Society is watching you demand for accountability, transparency on local level”.  The aim of this opening ceremony is to mark the official launch of the EU funded project, managed by the European Union Office in Kosovo and co-funded by Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The opening ceremony will be held on the 23rd of October at 11:00h in the premises of Cultural Centre in Mitrovica South.

Besides project presentation, a report on CSOs’ Needs Assessment will be presented as well as their efforts on demanding accountability and transparency on local level. 

 

The conference is open to all interested parties!  

The report can be downloaded here.