UIST’s Involvement in the “FinYes” Project by CEFE Macedonia

UIST’s Involvement in the “FinYes” Project by CEFE Macedonia

Through a memorandum signed between the University of Information Science and Technology “St. Paul the Apostle,” represented by Vice-Rector Ustijana Rechkoska Shikoska, PhD, and CEFE Macedonia, represented by Jovan Stalevski, president of CEFE Macedonia, UIST has become one of a key participant in the national project “FinYes” (Financial Literacy Skills for Young Entrepreneurs).

The FinYes initiative made possible through training provided by the German Sparkassenstiftung for International Cooperation, signifies a strategic initiative by CEFE Macedonia to empower educators and young individuals across North Macedonia with essential financial skills. As the official authorized provider of Micro Business Games for the country, CEFE Macedonia leverages its expertise to launch this initiative, which is co-financed by the US Embassy in Skopje.

As part of the project, UIST organized two-day workshops for its students and students from other universities. The workshops commenced on January 24, on the UNESCO International Day of Education, and finished on January 25. Following the Micro Business Game concept, educators Associate Professor Mersiha Ismajloska, PhD from UIST and Dijana P. Markoska from American Corner Struga, mentored by CEFE trainer Valentin Todoroska, MSc, dedicated two highly educational days to potential young entrepreneurs. Participants gained knowledge of basic entrepreneurial terms, acquired new experiences, and learned strategies to develop their ideas into creative businesses.