Gama KPS

Local Actvities

4/7/20242 min read

‘Keep Your Surroundings Clean’ workshop

On the 15th of July, the community initiative "Keep Your Surroundings Clean" came to fruition, orchestrated by Gordana Damjanoska and Andigoni Milenkoski alongside six dedicated students. The project aimed to tackle two vital objectives: firstly, to tidy and maintain the yards of elderly, infirm, and vulnerable individuals, and secondly, to educate youth about the significance of environmental cleanliness. Armed with brooms, dustpans, and a heartwarming spirit of service, the team traversed through the neighborhood, meticulously cleaning yards, collecting garbage, and trimming overgrown grass to enhance safety and aesthetics. They also extended their efforts to cleanse nearby streets, fostering a healthier community environment. Additionally, the team assessed the specific needs of each person in need and provided essential supplies such as food, drinks, and medicine, ensuring their well-being during the scorching days. The initiative not only resulted in a visibly cleaner environment but also instilled a profound sense of unity and compassion within the community.

‘Drops of Knowledge’ workshop

On the 5th of December, the "Drops of Knowledge" initiative, part of Project AQUA's local actions, unfolded as a dynamic learning experience under the guidance of Ana Damjanoska with 15 enthusiastic participants. The three-hour session aimed to elucidate the significance of water and impart practical skills in homemade water filtration. Through engaging presentations and hands-on activities, participants delved into understanding the importance of water, the global water scarcity crisis, and the imperative need for conservation. Divided into smaller groups, attendees embarked on crafting homemade water filters using simple materials like plastic bottles, activated charcoal, cotton, sand, and pebbles. They then conducted experiments, filtering filthy water to witness firsthand the principles of water purification. A reflective session provided an opportunity for participants to consolidate their learnings and share insights gained from the activity. The "Drops of Knowledge" initiative not only fostered a deeper understanding of water issues but also empowered participants with practical knowledge they can apply in their everyday lives, marking a significant step toward water conservation and environmental awareness.

‘Say No to Single Use’ workshop

The "Say No to Single Use!" initiative, part of the Aqua - Erasmus+ project implemented by GAMA KPS North Macedonia, addresses the pressing issue of pollution in one of the world's most polluted cities. This local activity, carried out on March 20th, aimed to combat excess waste by recycling old paper and creating seed paper that can be planted after use, thus promoting sustainability and cleaner air. In collaboration with one organization member and six students, the initiative repurposed unused paper by shredding it, blending it with water, and forming it into molds with added flower seeds. Once dried, the seed paper can be used for various eco-friendly purposes, encouraging responsible consumption and waste reduction. This innovative approach not only transforms waste into a useful product but also fosters a culture of environmental stewardship, demonstrating how small changes can contribute to a cleaner, healthier future for all.

‘Refresh your Future’ workshop

The "Refresh your Future" initiative, part of the Aqua - Erasmus+ project facilitated by GAMA KPS North Macedonia, introduces an innovative approach to combating pollution by creating car air fresheners using seed paper. This local activity, conducted on March 23rd, addresses the environmental impact of disposable car accessories by providing a sustainable alternative. By utilizing seed paper from previous eco actions, essential oils, and creative designs, participants crafted biodegradable air fresheners that can be planted after use, promoting waste reduction and new plant growth. This solution not only offers drivers a way to enjoy natural scents but also contributes to cleaner air through the process of photosynthesis. By transforming a common item into a tool for environmental stewardship, the initiative fosters awareness and action toward a greener, more sustainable future.