Gracanica Education Project
On 27 March, Mr Srdjan Popovic, Director, Office Of Community Affairs/ Office of the Prime Minister (OCA/OPM) and Mr Branimir Stojanovic, Mayor of Gracanica Municipality signed a joint agreement on the reconstruction of a sports field for elementary school Kralj Milutin" and the equipping of five schools in the municipality with IT equipment.
In his accompanying remarks, Director Popovic commented that this agreement was a continuation of cooperation with the municipality, stating; these actions will benefit young people in Gracanica. The computer labs will help young students, while the rehabilitated sports field will also enhance conditions for education. The OCA/OPM will continue to ensure that all municipalities are developed equally, not only in infrastructure, but through investments in education, culture and economic development.
In his response, Mayor Stojanovic, remarked that the agreement marked the beginning of joint efforts to enhance local education, saying;
"It is most important to improve conditions in local schools. Through these joint projects, computer equipment will be purchased for elementary schools in Gracanica, Laplje Selo, Donja Gushterica, Lepina and Uglare, to include two interactive tables for each school , while the rehabilitation of the sports field and purchase of equipment for the elementary school will enhance conditions for learning for the very young.
The total value of the two projects is 60 thousand euros.