Hungary helps young people to stay and build their local community in Kosovo

HHP

May 6, 2021

Hungary supports the renovation of the Kamenica Youth Center through the Hungary Helps Program that helps the local youth to stay and build their own community in Kosovo.

 

The Municipality of Kamenica is one of the good examples of coexistence and healthy relationships between people of different ethnicities in Kosovo. Regardless the high potential in terms of peacebuilding, Kamenica remains a neglected municipality with few possibilities for integration of youth in social life, lack of adequate places for them, and limited opportunities for their personal development. As a result, very often the only option the young people who live there see for their future is leaving.

For that reason, Hungary supports the renovation of the Kamenica Youth Center through the Hungary Helps Program that helps the local youth to stay and build their own community. This project focuses on offering a safe space for the youth of Kamenica and professional and personal development opportunities, through interactive programs. The main target of this project are young men and women of Kamenica, between the ages 15 and 30 years old of the Albanian, Serb, Roma, Gorani, Bosniak and Turk communities.

The center designed to offer an opportunity to youth of Kamenica to get engaged in many educational and extra-curricular activities. The center will have a gallery, a library, a theater, and other designated areas for courses and other activities.

In order to provide effective and efficient assistance, the project will be implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and the local government during the Hungarian command period of KFOR international peacekeeping mission. The support will provide the furnishing of the center, the personnel expenses, the costs of the programs and other technical expenses.

 

Photo: Panorama of Kamenica.