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11. November 2011.

Presevo – The „Youth Initiative for Human Rights“ NGO opened in Presevo a school where young leaders from South Serbia would be able to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for improving the life of the young in their environment.  At the „School of New Leaders“, which is intended for secondary school leavers from Presevo and Bujanovac, human and minority rights, the theory of state and democracy, the European integrations and the influence of the recent past on the political situation in the Balkans will be studied. Thirty young people from these two municipalities will learn at the school about the basics of public advocacy, analythical and academic writing and on the basics of politics in practice. Graduated students of the „School of New Leaders“ will get financial assistance for implementing  their ideas, which will contribute to improvment of the posaition of the young in their towns.

“The problems that we are faced with in Presevo and Bujanovac are great, but they can be an opportunity and a challenge to young people to change something for the better. Such training courses are excellent, and you’re supposed to show courage and face the problems and get involved in the social and political life of the country”, said Riza Halimi, a member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.

Shaip Kamberi, President of the Municipality of Bujanovac, pointed out that the young could, at such a school, acquire the basic knowledge, which would make it possible for them to contribute to improvement of the living conditions in their environment.

The „School of New Leaders“ project is financed by the Embassy of Great Britain in Serbia.