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GYSD Drive Safely Awareness

April 28, 2017
MACEDONIA SKOPJE YES Alumni GYSD Drive Safely informative posters
YES Alumni Coordinator – Bojan Aleksovski (YES ’14) organized a project that aimed to tackle Public Health - Safe Driving, one of this year's development goals that GYSD is targeting. Three YES Alumni and three YES Abroad students met up at the American Councils office. The participants had an open ...

Introducing the YES program and GYSD to Kumanovo Access Students

April 28, 2017
MACEDONIA KUMANOVO YES Alumni and YES Abroad discussing with Kumanovo Access Program students about Macedonian and American culture
On Saturday, April 8th YES Alumni together with YES Abroad met up with students, participants of the Access Program at Pero Nakov High School, Kumanovo. The YES Alumni held a brief presentation about the YES program, promoting and familiarizing the participants with the activities that the Macedonian YES community organizes. The meeting continued ...

Global Youth Service Day in Sofia

April 27, 2017
by Elijah Septoff YES abroad student Bulgaria 2016/17 It was Global Youth Service Day last weekend which means many teenagers went out and did community service, myself included. I've been teaching English for a few months now actually, with the help of a foundation called the Listen Up Foundation. With ...

Sign Language Course

April 26, 2017
SERBIA NIS FLEX Alumnus Dusan Bogicevic organized a sign language workshop for medical students
People with disabilities often face hardships in everyday life. For deaf people that hardship often comes in the form of communication. Having that in mind, along the importance of good communication between a doctor and a patient A-SMYLE alumnus Dušan Bogićević along with the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations ...

YES Program: A Postcard From Indianapolis

April 16, 2017    Bosnia and Herzegovina, klyes, yes alumni
Toni Bevanda Program Postcard
-- by Toni  Bevanda, YES Program 2016-2017, Bosnia and Herzegovina Hi there, My name is Toni, I am from Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and am placed in Indianapolis, Indiana. These 9 months have been a real roller coaster, because during this period I have had to adjust to a new ...

Autism Speaks Fundraiser - World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, and our FLEX participant, Dina Piponski, currently participating in FLEX Serbia 2016-17 program in Greenfield, Ohio, decided to organize a volunteering project dedicated to this cause. About 1 percent of the world population has autism spectrum disorder (CDC, 2014). Prevalence in the United States ...

Student Training and Empowerment Program (STEP)

April 4, 2017    Bulgaria, yes alumni
BULGARIA Step by Step Georgi Bakoev
  The Student Training and Empowerment Program (STEP), the newest program administered by the American Councils office in Bosnia and Herzegovina, aims to combat the growing societal problem known as “brain drain” in Bosnia and Herzegovina by teaching select junior and senior university students how to be competitive in the job market ...

The Creation of Women United for Independence - WUFI

April 3, 2017
By Erris Boshnjaku, (YES 2015-2016, Faribault, MN) Following the YES  Social Entrepreneurship Workshop held  in Krushevo in October 2016, YES alumni participated in the UN Women-supported UPSHIFT Social Impact Workshop held in November 2016. Supported by the mentorship of Adam Snow (Peace Corps Volunteer in Gjilan)  we strengthened our problem-solving ...