Today, at Villa Biljana in Ohrid, President Stevo Pendarovski awarded certificates to the participants in the “Ohrid Camp for High-Tech Excellence”, held under his auspices, aimed to upgrade and exchange high-tech skills among young people from our country and the Diaspora.
Through a curriculum implemented by STEM lecturers, participants aged 11-15 had the opportunity to develop their coding and robotics skills, make friendships, explore local natural beauty, our cultural heritage and tradition.
Congratulating them on the successful completion of the Camp, President Pendarovski said that in addition to the curriculum, the participants had a few hours walk through the cultural and historical sites of this part of the country and got acquainted with the rich history of our country, and at the same time had the opportunity for socializing.
“What you have learned here and what you are yet to learn in this field of robotics is of course important, but, in my opinion, it is more important that you hung out with each other and made, I hope, lifelong friendships”, President Pendarovski said.
The Camp was organized by Macedonia 2025, in partnership with MASIT – Macedonian Chamber of Commerce for Information and Communication Technologies, Young Engineers and Ohrid Summer Festival. Sponsors of the Camp are the US Embassy, Alkaloid and Herbal Science US.
From a total of 52 applications, 17 participants were selected who had prior knowledge of coding and robotics. Priority was given to applicants from socially vulnerable categories, while gender, territorial, rural-urban representation and ethnicity were also observed. The participants presented to President Pendarovski the robots they programmed within their projects, implemented in the Camp for high-tech excellence.
Before the beginning of today’s ceremony, the participants had the opportunity to get acquainted in more detail with the history of Villa Biljana, to visit the working premises of President Pendarovski, to be informed about his work and responsibilities. This activity within the Open Cabinet is already an established practice in the Cabinet of the President in Skopje, and today it was carried out for the first time in Villa Biljana, in Ohrid.