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Trash Fashion Show

October 9, 2013    environment, macedonia
By Natasha Carovska, YES Macedonia '12 One of the dresses designed from recycled materials. From the trash that the students of Gostivar High School collected, I had the idea to make a Trash Fashion show, showing how so many things could be reused instead of simply thrown out.  20 local ...

Every Ball Has Its Basket

October 9, 2013    fundraising, Montenegro, sports
By Stefan Raicevic, A-SMYLE Montenegro ‘12 In between tournament games, participants pose for a picture. Alumni groups always work really hard to transform cool ideas into real events, and not even the beginning of summer, or final exams can stop them!  During the month of July, Vasilije Adzic, Amar DIzdarevic, ...

Educational Sports and Clubs Event in a Local School

October 9, 2013    Bulgaria, sports, volunteering, YES
 By Lili Valtcheva, YES Alumni Coordinator for BulgariaOn the 8th on June in one of the local schools in Sofia, a local school and local sponsors organized a yearly event about education and sports clubs in school.  Usually, most students from the school come, as do their parents.The school was ...

Gobal Youth Service Day in Kosovo

August 27, 2013    GYSD, Kosovo, YES
By Fjolla Kondirolli, Alumni Coordinator for Kosovo, YES '10 On April 28, 5 YES alumni from Kosovo organized the first Global Youth Service Day in the capital city, Pristina. Alumni did a cleaning action in the main park of Pristina. This was the first time the alumni were a part of ...

A "Legendoggy" Project in Serbia

August 27, 2013    A-SMYLE, Serbia
By Jelena Karlica, A-SMYLE Serbia, ‘11Volunteers plant grass and make a pathway out of bricksThe "How I Met My Dog" renovation project was held at the Bella dog shelter in Budisava, Serbia, on July 27. The project was organized by A-SMYLE alumni Boris Jovanovic, ’07; Jelena Karlica, '11; Stefan Panic, ...

Meeting the Next Generation...

July 31, 2013    Bulgaria, YES
Written by Toma Pavlov, YES Bulgaria '12YES Bulgaria alumni (back row, left to right) Peter Ivanov, '13, Toma Pavlov, '12, and Gabriella Veleva, ’11, served as Alumni Panel Members at the PDO in Macedonia.On July 8 four generations of YES students met in Sofia, Bulgaria, prior to the Pre-Departure Orientation ...

NEW Balkan Youth Voices Now Available!

July 31, 2013
The newest edition of Balkan Youth Voices (Volume 6, Issue 4) is now available online!Enjoy the newsletter and tell us your favorite story in the comments below!

The Suitcase

June 7, 2013    Bosnia, yes abroad
Written by Katie Wells, YES Abroad '13, Bosnia and HerzegovinaAnd thus it begins the daunting task of packing the suitcase, carry-on, and backpack to head home after spending ten months in one place. Looking at all of my things, I thought before that it would be easy - kind of ...

Fashion Show Fundraiser Just in Time for Global Youth Service Day

May 9, 2013
By Tara Djelic, Alumni Coordinator for Serbia, ‘08 The audience awaits the opening of the Fashion Show On April 28, several A-SMYLE alumni held an event entitled Fashion Show Fundraiser at DAH Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia. Since November 2012, Sanja Djuric and Ana Janosev, both, ’09; Milica Petkovic, ‘12; and ...

GYSD continues beyond April in Albania

May 9, 2013    Albania
By Linda Bardha, Alumni Coordinator for Albania, ‘11 On May 2, in honor of Global Youth Service Day, eight YES Albania alumni and I visited a special school called "Zera Jete" in Elbasan, Albania, that takes care of 80 children with special needs—including children with autism with downs syndrome. Alumni bought ...