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Macedonian children in Golo Brdo, Albania, get new school

Twenty-four Macedonian children from the Steblevo and Moglica villages in Golo Brdo, Albania, will start the 2021-2022 school year in a new school, thanks to government funding, according to Albert Kaleci, administrator of the Steblevo administrative unit.

Tirana, 26 August 2021 (MIA) — Twenty-four Macedonian children from the Steblevo and Moglica villages in Golo Brdo, Albania, will start the 2021-2022 school year in a new school, thanks to government funding, according to Albert Kaleci, administrator of the Steblevo administrative unit.

The school will provide better conditions for learning in Golo Brdo, Kaleci said.

Eight villages — Steblevo, Studeno, Sebishte, Zabzun, Borovo, Langa, Moglica and Prodan — are under the Steblevo administrative unit in the Librazhd municipality. Over 1,000 people whose main activities are farming and animal husbandry live in this unit.

Efforts made by the Albanian government to improve living conditions in Golo Brdo, one of the poorest units in the country, have included renovating village hospitals in Trebishte and Malo Ostreni, within the “Reconstruction of 300 Health Centers” program. The hospitals were fully reconstructed, expanded, staffed, and equipped with medical equipment.

The area encompasses 22 settlements, 18 of which are Macedonian-populated, and the rest have a mixed population.

Over 35,000 people lived here up until the fall of the communist regime. Many moved away to search for better lives in other cities in Albania, Greece and North Macedonia, so as of now, no more than 10,000 people live here. dk/mr/

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