Kindergarten “23 August” in Berovo got four new children’s activity rooms
At the follow-up forum session organized on July 9 in the Municipality of Berovo, the implemented project selected by the citizens through the Community Forums was presented, which was implemented within the project “Empowering Municipal Councils”.
During the last months, through four forum sessions, the citizens of the municipality of Berovo prioritized and selected the project “Children are our future”. With this project four new activity rooms for children cared for in the kindergarten “23 August” were built.
Through internal arrangement and equipping of the kindergarten’s activity rooms, the conditions for looking after, living, caring, eating and education of more than 150 preschool children attending this kindergarten have been improved.
The total value of this project is 4,453,419.00 denars, of which 2,699,495.00 were provided through the project “Empowering Municipal Councils” while the remaining 1. 695,730.00 denars were provided from the Budget of the Municipality of Berovo.
The forum session was attended by the Mayor of the Municipality of Berovo, Zvonko Pekevski, who thanked all those who participated in the forum process and who contributed to the implementation of this project. He also added that this is a new beginning of local democracy, where forums are a very important tool for participation of citizens in creating local policies.
Within the project “Empowering Municipal Councils” funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented by UNDP in cooperation with local partners, a total of 1.2 million Swiss francs are reserved for grants aimed at implementing priority initiatives in all 24 municipalities participating in the project.
Empowering Municipal Councils is a project designed to increase transparency and accountability in local government by strengthening municipal councils in their functions, particularly in overseeing local budgets. The main aim of the project is to support municipalities in achieving greater openness and inclusiveness, helping to build public trust in local institutions.
“Empowering Municipal Councils” is a project implemented in partnership between the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Ministry of Local Self-Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).