ZOK Vardar involve more children through School Project in North Macedonia

Skopje, North Macedonia, November 8, 2019. Sometimes it seems easy, you just give the ball to a group of kids and fun materialises in front of your eyes. However, as simple as it may sound, it really is! This is what is happening in North Macedonia with the help of the CEV School Project, which in full swing in the Balkan country.

After the activities previously organised in the cities of Skopje and Veles, the club ZOK Vardar EM accounted for yet another ‘push’. The basic elements of the Volleyball game were enough a provocation for children up to the age of ten to continue talking about the game well after the end of the mass training. This is what the project is all about!

“It is important for us to try to expand the game to a wider population. That is why we have been working with schools and clubs in order to awaken and develop the children’s curiosity with the help of their teachers during physical education classes, and then through clubs to try to recruit new members. That was the organising principle of all operations when Volleyball was at our highest level. That is why we will continue to work hard, and the children’s smiles give us an additional boost of motivation,” explains project coordinator Sanja Nikcevic.

The last training performed by ZOK Vardar EM took place in the primary school ‘Hristian Todorovski – Karpos’, so that Volleyball becomes familiar to as many children as possible in Karpos, one of the largest neighbourhoods in the city of Skopje. It is often said that the first step is the most difficult one, but the longest path starts with it. Is it right? Only time will tell…