Vip for the youngest


Successfully completed second cycle of the educational programme "The Internet is not just a game… Click safely" Skopje, June 11, 2019 – With the end of 2018/2019 school year Vip completed the second phase of “The Internet is not just a game... Click safely" educational programme, which this year involved approximately 1000 fourth-graders from 11 elementary schools in 11 municipalities of the country. “We are honoured and pleased that this year, second in a row, together with our project partners, the Ministry of Education and Science and the Education Development Bureau, we have started the trend of educating the youngest on a topic which is unlimited resource for learning and development of the future generations. The interest of the pupils and the teachers, which does not seem to decrease any time soon, is just another confirmation for the need of education and enthusiastic approach, especially for our colleagues who are involved as volunteers in this project" - stated Elena Dimovska, Head of Corporate Communications at one.Vip. Within the 60-minute lectures, the volunteers from Vip managed to present to the children the essence of the Internet in an entertaining and fun way, by using practical examples and situations with special focus on security when using the world network. This programme involved fourth-graders from elementary schools in: Bitola, Kumanovo, Shtip, Kochani, Strumica, Tetovo, Gostivar, Ohrid, Prilep, Negotino and Gevgelija. “The Internet is not just a game … Click safely” project is part of the “Internet for all” initiative of A1 Telekom Austria Group, which started in Macedonia back in 2013. Last year, the lectures within this project were attended by more than 700 fourth-graders from 28 Macedonian and Albanian classes from 10 schools in 8 municipalities on the territory of the City of Skopje, whereby more than 70 teachers, principals, school counsellors and psychologists of the schools were actively involved as well. The purpose of this initiative is to ensure that the children acquire the necessary competences for their inclusion in the social life of the digital era, by using different tools, programmes and exercises. “The Internet is not just a game … Click safely” educational programme is the winner of the acknowledgement in the category “Relationship to the Community” awarded by the Coordinative Body for Social Responsibility of Enterprises and the Ministry of Economy.