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School renovation in Kosovo celebrated across ethnic lines

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A group of 1,626 Albanian and Turkish Kosovar students of Musa Zajmi primary school in Gjilan/Gnjilane hosted a cultural show on May 3 to celebrate the renovation of the oldest school building in town.

Residents and municipal officials of Gjilan/Gnjilane municipality, teachers and parents were also present to celebrate the achievement in cooperation with USAID's Municipal Infrastructure and Support Initiative (MISI). This cooperative effort, across age and ethnic lines, between local community and municipality, helped preserve an educational and cultural center, improved conditions in the classrooms and linked students, parents and municipal officials.

Assisted by MISI, the Community Working Group advocated for the project which cost 98,802.94 euros, of which 70,002.94 euros from the municipal budget, 28,000 euros from USAID, and the remaining contribution from the community.