USAID's new Primary Education Project, a five-year initiative targeted toward all public primary schools in Macedonia, is embarking on a National Information Tour starting on 12 March 2007.
"We want to speak directly to our clients and partners throughout Macedonia to inform them of our plans to assist the Ministry of Education and Science to develop a quality primary education service that will foster economic growth and stability in Macedonia," USAID said in a statement released on Monday.
The tour will last until March 29 and will visit schools and make presentations in eight cities throughout the country: Skopje, Tetovo, Ohrid, Bitola, Kavadarci, Strumica, Kocani and Kumanovo.
USAID will also inform school directors and mayors about how they can apply for USAID funds for renovating buildings and improving classrooms to stimulate learning and creativity.
Representatives from the NGO 'OXO' will also present USAID's message about energy efficiency, and in several schools Macedonian pop star and special PEP partner, Tose Proeski, will convey PEP's main message about the importance of education and the fact that education is everybody's concern.