Embassy Supports School Renovation

On April 3, U.S. Senior Defense Official / Defense Attaché COL Tom Butler, the Chief of Defense of the Republic of Macedonia, the mayor of Prilep, and the director of Krume Volnaroski Primary School participated in a ceremony to celebrate the renovations to the school. The Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) at the U.S. Embassy partnered with USAID as part of its Interethnic Integration in Education Project (IIEP) to provide $25,000 for renovations to the building facade, plumbing, windows, doors, and flooring. In Krivogastani, the ODC provided $15,000 for renovations to the school’s perimeter fence and the construction of a ramp and hydraulic lift to facilitate handicap access to the school’s main entrance. These ceremonies marked the second and third of eight IIEP school openings scheduled for the spring of 2015.