On 23rd of December 2016, in hotel Kontinental – Skopje, was held the second national meeting with children ombudsmen and the Deputy Public Ombudsman Vaska Bajramovska Mustafa. 27 children ombudsmen from secondary and primary schools (from Prilep, Bitola, Kavadarci, Ohrid, Struga, Gostivar, Debar, Tetovo, Kumanovo and Shtip) participated on this meeting.
The meeting was held by Vaska Bajramovska Mustafa – Deputy Public Ombudsmen responsible from child rights protection. The aim of this meeting was the children ombudsmen to get to know each other and to hear their opinions for the condition of child rights violation in their schools and to encourage them to report child right violation.
“The data from the research that was implemented by the office of the Public Ombudsman marks progress in the knowledge for child rights by the students that learn in the schools where the children ombudsmen are functioning” says Vaska Bajramovska Mustafa, Deputy Public Ombudsman for protection of Child rights.
This activity is realized within the project “Implementation on the Convention on the rights of the child in Macedonia” supported by the Children Foundation Pestalozzi.
Coalition of youth organization SEGA during the period of 15th till 16th December 2016, in hotel Drim – Struga, is holding a conference for evaluation of the implementation of the Index for child rights that primary schools start to practice in the beginning of 2016, this document is within the project “Implementation on the Convention on the rights of the child in R.Macedonia”. The conference for evaluation is realized together with the directors and representatives from the teams for implementation of the Index for child rights in 9 primary schools from R.Macedonia, included in the project.
During the conference, the schools will have a chance to discuss about their experiences and challenges they faced during the implementation of the Index for child rights and also they will have opportunity to give their proposals and suggestions for promotion of the whole process. During the conference the participants will discuss about the activities’’ plans within the project “Implementation on the Convention on the rights of the child in R.Macedonia” that will be realized in the schools in the period of 2017 – 2019.
Zoran Ilieski, Executive director of Coalition SEGA: “The Index for child rights is a tool that is really importatnt for promotion of the child rights in the school and in this way the included schools are a step forward from the other schools”.
Coalition of youth organizations SEGA, since 2010, implements the project “Implementation on the Convention on the rights of the child in R.Macedonia” by support of the children foundation Pestalozzi, in 10 primary and 9 secondary schools from Prilep, Bitola, Ohrid, Struga, Debar, Gostivar, Tetovo, Kumanovo, Shtip and Kavadarci.
The main aim of the project “Fostering social inclusion through employability enhancement “Open door-for youth by youth” is to improve the social inclusion of the vulnerable groups of young people through creation of equal opportunities for easier access into the labor market.
In August 2016, was organized training for trainers for early career guidance for social inclusion of vulnerable groups, emphasizing the youth through creation of equal opportunities for easier access into the labor market.
On 24th of November 2016 was organized the first training for youth in the institutions for social care. Through career counseling of youth it is expected for their skills to be improved, therefore to increase their employability for them to be fully included in the labor market and in the society.
Participants on this training were young people for whom social cards were developed and the training was based on their identified needs and in accordance with the methodology for early career guidance developed in cooperation with KABA – Slovakia.
The final aim of these workshops is to promote the early career guidance in direction of preventing of early abandoning of the education process, to increase the motivation of youth for vocational education, to increase the understanding of the labor market, career and work in the life of one young person, as well as to create aims for professional development of youth on the basis of evaluation of the personal values, dreams and desires.
With the project will be supported, encouraged and increased the participation of the vulnerable groups of young people in the labor market through their employability enhancement, building of their skills and for them to be included in the labor market and their full integration in the society. Final beneficiaries of the project are young people that use social help and young who because of unfavorable life conditions and they spend their life in the institutions for social care through which it should be provided their inclusion in the society and in the labor market.
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