From 28-30 May, through the Youth Banks Network Macedonia project we had an amazing opportunity to visit Mozaik Foundation as well as Youth Bank East Ilidza. A lot of inspiration, new contacts and skills and know-how to bring youth banks model in Macedonia.
The member-organizations of Youth Banks Network Macedonia Youth Alliance CEFE Macedonia – ЦЕФЕ Македонија, Youth Council Prilep -Младински Совет Прилеп, Poraka Nova, Youth Can – Младите Можат, Innova Lab Bitola, Multikultura, Волонтерски Центар Скопје, Youth Empowerment Platform – YEP, Здружение на граѓани ИНТЕРКУЛТУРА, together with representatives of local authorities such as Gazi Baba municipality and municipality of Krushevo and led by Mladiinfo International, had an amazing opportunity to gain know-how by Fondacija Mozaik from Sarajevo. Mozaik has been implementing the youth banks model for 9 years now. Moreover, we had a chance to visit the youth bank East Ilidza and hear from the vice-mayor and their team about their experience implementing the model.
Last but not least, the youngsters shared with us how youth banks have changed their lives. It was more than inspiring to see how non-formal groups of young people through youth banks learn to write, manage and implement small community projects.