School of Young Leaders
“In the beginning it was only an idea, an idea aimed at creating youth for the future, but also a future for the youth, because Macedonia needs people who know how to lead in the present, but also in the future. We need leaders not only in politics, we need leaders in economy, in culture, in business, in sport, everywhere”, the President of Republic of Macedonia, H.E Gjorgje Ivanov stated at the official opening ceremony of the School for Young Leaders. The project is organized at the initiative of the President and is held for the fourth time from 19th to 31st of August in Ohrid.
The idea of President Ivanov is to enable young, talented and ambitious people from Macedonia to upgrade and improve their skills, to develop their creativity and their leadership capacities. “When they ask me what inspired me to create such a school, I took the liberty to tell them: What would you expect from a professor when he enters politics but to create his own school! Hence, the School for Young Leaders is the result of the desire to continue with education and transfer of knowledge. This School is, in a way, a recognition for the entire individual success the participants have already achieved, which is upgraded and improved through this School”, the President said.
As every past generation, this year President Ivanov expressed his faith in the youth and the substantial meaning of investing in their potential. “You are the ones that someday will be on these positions, you are the ones that someday will create, Macedonia should be really proud of you, since investing in you is also an investment for those that come after you”.
“The School does not last only during these days in Ohrid, it also continues through the Alumni Association during the entire year, welcoming the next generation. As you were welcomed by the participants from the previous generations, you will welcome the participants from the next generations. Consider it as a firm friendship that will follow you through life and will enable you to communicate with other successful people with great accomplishments and the need for constant upgrade and improvement. This is the wealth, the capital of Macedonia”, President Ivanov stressed.