The signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation between USAID and the Fund for Innovation and Technological Development continues the support of Junior Achievement Macedonia and the Entrepreneurship Education Program in all high schools across the country. The memorandum was signed by DFITD Kosta Petrov and Erik Janovski - Representative of the USAID Office in RNM.
Through this project, the Fund and USAID have a common goal to strengthen the position of adolescents and young people in the country, to create employment opportunities and to empower young people with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own business or get a job. "By continuing the work with USAID, we encourage and support young people to create success stories at home, rather than looking to their future abroad. We offer appropriate financial support and mentoring to young people to realize their innovative business ideas" said Kosta Petrov, acting director of FITD.
The activities of Junior Achievement last year included: over 150 teachers and over 500 students from high school and vocational education, and the winning team of the National Competition of Student Companies had the opportunity to compete with their peers at the European Competition in Portugal.