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YES Alumni in Macedonia Team Up with American Corners to Share Thanksgiving Holiday

December 29, 2011
YES alumni, American Corner interns and other guests discuss the Thanksgiving holiday and the many ways alumni celebrated in the U.S. This November, YES alumni in Macedonia, inspired by their fond memories of celebrating Thanksgiving in the U.S., decided to work together with local American Corners to organize activities for ...

Alumni Share YES Experience on Albanian Morning Show

December 29, 2011
On November 17th, “Ora News”, one of the most prestigious television stations in Albania, hosted YES ’11 alumnae Ilva Hamzaj and Kristina Marku on their Morning Show.  The Morning Show’s Kozeta Marku asked the alumnae about their experiences with the YES program, from the criteria to be an applicant, to ...

A-SMYLE Alumni Promote Science Through Interactive Fair

December 28, 2011
Two young scientists perform a chemistry experiment entitled “ghost from a bottle” for a classroom full of enthusiastic onlookers. On November 26th, students and teachers from high schools in Belgrade, Nis, Pirot, Vrsac, Sremska Mitrovica, Kikinda, Kragujevac and Leskovac gathered in the Leskovac high school for a science fair organized ...

YES Alumni Share Thanksgiving Spirit in Kosovo

December 19, 2011
Alumni on their way to the SOS Children's Village This year, YES alumni in Kosovo used the Thanksgiving holiday as an opportunity to reach out to some of the youngest and oldest members of their communities. On November 24th , five alumni from Kosovo brought Thanksgiving to the SOS Children’s ...

Alumnae in Bulgaria Show Peers the Importance of the Fourth Thursday in November

December 19, 2011
This November, two YES alumnae decided it was time to bring Thanksgiving to Bulgaria. “Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to be spent with your family, thinking and sharing what you are grateful for and having some really delicious meals together,” Gabriella Veleva ’11, alumni coordinator in Bulgaria, recalled of her ...

RECYCLETON2011 Concludes with 18,620 kg of Electronic Waste Recycled

December 1, 2011
Throughout the RECYCLETON2011 project, volunteers, such as those pictured here, assisted community members in delivering their e-waste to collection centers and monitored donations. On the 11th of November, members of Association Think Big Team concluded their nationwide project RECYCLETON2011 with a certificate award ceremony at Belgrade’s American Corner, where RECYCLETON2011 ...

A-SMYLE Alumni in Belgrade Kick Off Project for Inspiring Roma Youth

November 30, 2011
A student and volunteer drew together during the art-themed workshop on November 11th. Friday, November 11th marked the beginning of a five-week project that aims to inspire and motivate Roma children in Belgrade through hands-on workshops and field trips.  The project, entitled “Niti” or “Threads”, is a joint effort between ...

YES Alumni’s Handmade Jewelry to Bring Happiness to Individuals with Disabilities in Macedonia

November 30, 2011
This bracelet, handmade by YES alumni in Macedonia, sold for 350 MKD, which will go to help individuals with special needs in Macedonia. Back in August, the YES Alumni Association in Macedonia started planning a project called “Handmade Happiness”.  The project was the brainchild of Noemi Chausidis ’11 and aimed ...

YES Alumni in Tuzla “Spread the Love”

November 18, 2011
Selma Lacic, YES ’11 and alumni coordinator for Bosnia and Herzegovina, proudly displayed cookies packaged for sale at the second “Spread the Love” event, which raised $77 for children with special needs. When YES alumni in and around Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, heard about Amira Osmanovic, a young mother in ...

Alumni in Montenegro and Macedonia Share Halloween and Humanitarian Spirit

November 14, 2011
This year, A-SMYLE alumni in Montenegro and YES alumni in Macedonia used the Halloween holiday as an opportunity to gather together and reach out to their communities. A-SMYLE Alumni Bring Halloween Celebration to Podgorica for Fourth Year One volunteer let participants like this Medusa turn him into a mummy by ...