Wednesday, October 25th 2017 YMCA Bitola in cooperation with the American Ambassador in Macedonia, Jess Baily, held the Annual corporate sponsorship appreciation event. The event focused on the impact made by the Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) and Young Men Leadership Project (YMLP) Youth Development Program over the past year and our gratitude to our sponsors for their support.
The event was held at the Ambassador’s residence. Ambassador Baily was introduced by the Peace Corps Director Mark Hannafin. He spoke about his past visits to GLOW and YMLP camps and the energy and determination of the youth he witnessed there. GLOW staff member and camp alumni Dijana Jovanoska, and YMLP Counselor in training Nenad Stojevski spoke about their experiences and growth within the GLOW and YMLP program, and thanked all the sponsors for their continuous support.
Ioannis Geroulanos, CEO of OKTA, gold sponsor of the GLOW and YMLP Youth Development Program, spoke about the importance of youth development programs in Macedonia, his own positive experience in similar programs, and urged all present companies to invest in the program, explaining the value of corporate sponsorship to both beneficiaries: to the program itself and to the companies that choose to become partners.
Viktor Iliev presented corporate sponsor appreciation awards: Gold sponsor OKTA, Silver sponsor Lynx Resources (SASA Mine), Bronze sponsors Alkaloid, EVN and Zdravje Radovo, and also the US Embassy, ELEM, TTK Bank, TAV Airports, and Vitaminka.