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No. 32

14.01.2011

Apollonia Foundation

Holiday charity events

In this issue: SEA - strategic assessment of environmental

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Concert - class of Vesna Ginovska Ilkova

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Green agenda

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Nature Day

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Tournament in football “Espero 63”

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Volunteer work in Apollonia foundation

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About us

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ECO CALENDAR

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FRIENDS:

The traditional Christmas workshop for children that is organized by Apollonia foundation this year became a charity event that brought together the whole community with the purpose to help socially poor families from Gevgelija and the local villages, and bring some holiday joy in their houses. In cooperation with the social services from Gevgelija were chose 10 families and the total number of children was thirty. The companies:Apollonia Hotel, Kia Market, Vidz Dooel, Vori, Esprit trade and Mag market, donated items like food, housekeeping materials, clothes, blankets as New Year’s present for these families. The school unions in the primary schools in Gevgelija, initiated by Apollonia foundation, organized collecting activity of old clothes and toys for the children of these families. The whole event was promoted to the town with beneficent children's workshop held on 3rd and 4th January at Motel Vardar, where kids from Gevgelija had the opportunity to take part in the charity event by making arts and handmade toys for other kids, and by donating toys, clothes and food for the social families. More info for the children’s workshop you’ll receive in the next newsletter, and meanwhile you can take a look at the picture from the whole event on the following web site: http:// www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=280926&id=40840593287. This is a project that becomes a tradition, and will happen more often because there are people in our community that need the help, and Gevgelija is be a very generous city.

2nd Chocolate auction in Skopje

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On 5th December in Skopje was organized second beneficent chocolate auction. Apollonia group same as last year participated in this charity event with donation of chocolate exponent that was sold in the auction. “This year’s gathered assets from the sold items will be donated to the Institute for physical medicine and rehabilitation in Skopje. This hospital is continuously working with children who have “Chocolate fantasy” - Apollonia donated development problems and difficulties, item and the lucky small buyer like cerebral paralysis, scoliosis, postoperative treatments etc. Built in the 50s of the last century and renovated after the earthquake in 1963, the Institute and its staff are working even in two shifts in order to provide the necessary help for their patients. Our only goal and mission, depending of the gathered assets, is to fully renovate and equip two rooms that are used for rehabilitation of babies at age of 24months and above”, says Katerina Zlatanovska Popov from the organizing association Positivo. Read more at: http://slatkaaukcija.w.mk/en_index.php


Apollonia Foundation INFO

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SEA - strategic assessment of environmental impact From 13 to 17 December 2010 within the project “Support for the implementation of a strategic assessment of environmental impact”, three regional workshops on “Legal framework in the strategic assessment of environmental impact” were held in Struga, Strumica and Skopje. The workshop was attended by representatives of municipalities working on issues of environmental protection, spatial planning and urban planning and non-governmental organizations in relevant regions. The main objective of the workshops was to present the legal framework for implementing the strategic assessment in Republic of Macedonia, the rights and obligations of the central government and local governments in implementing this procedure, especially in the process of spatial and urban plans development. At the workshops, the relevant knowledge was presented by the representatives of the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, and SEA Experts from the list of experts in SEA Macedonia which have shared their personal experience concerning the process of preparing the SEA report to representatives of the municipalities and NGOs that work in the environment field. Apollonia Foundation, invited by the Ministry of environment and strategic planning, took part in the workshop in Strumica. Read more about SEA at the following link: http://www.sea-info.mk/ IndexENG.aspx

Concert - class of Vesna Ginovska Ilkova The last concert from the classical music program “Gevgelija musical moments” was held on 21st December in the public institution “Pionerski Dom”. This time on the program was Opera arias with 10 students from the class of the famous Macedonian opera singer and professor Vesna Ginovska - Ilkova. The first concert presentation of Ginovska, eminent first soloist in the Macedonian Opera, soprano, along with her students in front of Gevgelija audience was selected through a classical repertoire with a performance of works by Durand, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Mozart, Puccini, Bizet and Katalani in piano accompaniment of professor Kristina Svetieva. Gevgelija audience felt more than honored with the presence of such a range of artists. Ginkova for two decades is building a successful international career of soprano, with performances in world-famous venues such as theater "di Marcello” in Rome Italy and her prominent supporting roles filled the opera stage through Sofia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Turkey, Denmark, Italy. The artist promised another concert for the next year in Apollonia Hotel.

Green agenda On 28th December in Gevgelija was presented the draft version of the Green agenda - environmental document that was created by Gevgelija citizens in public meetings and 4 action groups during the past 4 months. The Green Agenda is a participatory method for developing and implementing local sustainable development strategies and plans with active involvement of different sectors in the local community where the process is conducted. The method is special, compared to other processes with similar aims, in at least 3 main aspects: the process starts out by identifying local values rather than problems; participation in the process is not limited to experts or certain stakeholder groups but is wide and open to all; and as a result the process and its results are genuinely owned by the local people. The Green agenda document will be given to the council of Gevgelija for approval as official strategic document for conserving the environment and natural and culture values of Gevgelija municipality for the time period 2011-2015. Apollonia Foundation took part in the action group Urban planning and waste management. For more information on this project in Macedonia and other countries visit: http://www.greenagenda.net/macedonia/


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Apollonia Foundation INFO

Nature Day

Tournament in football “Espero 63”

Children measure the growth of the trees planted on Bogorodica hill in the Tree day action

More photos on www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=o.37503956985 The kids made igloo in Negorci and Dinkut, Gevgelija

From 12-30.12.2010 in Gevgelija was organized the traditional football tournament “Espero 63” in witch 28 teams from Gevgelija and the surrounding villages, from Skopje, Kumanovo, Strumica and Valandovo participated. After the eliminations 16 teams in four groups were fighting for the four prices from 5.000 up to 120.000 den. In the semi final “Rina kom - Gevgelija” won against ”Caki fast food - Valandovo” (5:4 in penalty goals) and “Pajdakov and Memvocer - Gevgelija” won against “MPI Miravci” with 6:0 result. With the result 2:0 “Pajdakov” team won the match with “Rina kom” and become the champion in “Espero 63” tournament. Apollonia foundation same as last year supported with grant this sport event which is initiated after many years of existing tradition from the municipality and which is organized by the sport association Espero 63. Apollonia group also took part in the tournament with its own football team from Apollonia staff (Saše Dinev, Mijo Petrov, Slavco Arsov, Toni Mitrov, Dine Stojanov, Dimce Rizov and Tomce Tašev).

Volunteer work in Apollonia foundation The Apollonia Foundation’s Nature Day would like to welcome our new partners, Club GLOW Gevgelia. Club GLOW is a group of high school young women who seek to show leadership by participating in activities to support their community. GLOW is a worldwide organization of the Peace Corps to promote Girls Leadership Over the World. This year’s recent Christmas workshop for children was a great success thanks to the participation of these outstanding volunteer workers. Club GLOW members actively helped plan the crafts activities and Christmas talent show. On the days of the workshop, they organized their craft materials, and taught and supervised children as they made ornaments, decorations, cards, candy jars, and wrapped boxes to be donated to needy families in the Gevgelija area. In addition to the workshop activities, GLOW girls added their creativity to planning and performing in a delightful holiday talent show that highlighted the many talents of the youth of Gevgelija. After the show, the girls organized and helped with donating clothes and toys, gathered by the community. The Christmas children's workshop was a delightful two day event filled with activities, crafts, games, performances, and charitable giving made possible by the hours of donated time by Club GLOW.


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FUTURE EVENTS:

15 and 16 Јаnuary Nature Day Location - Toplik 22 and 23 Јаnuary Nature Day Location - Dojran

29 and 30 Јаnuary Nature Day Location - Negorci Cleaning our environment

Gevgeliski Partizanski Odred 1 1480 Gevgelija R. Macedonia Тelephone: 034/ 213-222 Fax: 034/213-223 E-mail: snezana.dimitrova@apollonia.com.mk fondacija@apollonia.com.mk

Musical moments In the frames of the culture manifestation Gevgelija musical moments 2010, of Apollonia foundation in hotel Apollonia were realized 17 concerts, divided in two parts: “Gevgelija spring” and “Gevgelija musical autumn”. The activities in the second part were: • Concert oboe and piano – professor Nadica Ristik, professor Elena Atanasovska • Concerts dedicated to the world teachers day - class of professor Ljubica Ulisheva • Concert with Dalmatio Gonzales - tenor, Anna Ferrer - piano Spain (guests from Interfest Bitola) • Concert dedicated to the 200 years anniversary of the birth of Chopin, with musical artists from Macedonia, moderator - professor Snezana Anastasova - Cadikovska • Concert of Ognenka Gerasimovska - piano • Opera concert - class of professor Slavica Petrovska Galik, piano professor Jasminka Cakar • Night of opera arias - class of professor Vesna Ginovska - Ilkova, piano professor Kristina Svetieva This years program edition was part of the program of the Ministry of culture for 2010 as project of public and national interest of Macedonia.

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