MAG Week of Activism, aimed at encouraging young people to identify and solve their environmental, traffic and consumer rights issues, began today and is due to continue until May 12th.
MAG Week of Activism is part of the "Young Active Citizens" project, which implements a group of young people in the coordination with the Civil Alliance (GA), with the support of the Ministry of Sports and Youth.
The right to participate, as stated by the GA, has all high school students from Podgorica, Danilovgad and Cetinje.
"The goal of the project is to activate young people to identify and solve their environmental problems, environmental issues, traffic and consumer rights," the statement said.
It is added that, when solving the problem, the support to the youth will be provided by municipal services in all the three cities included.
"The idea is that young people, even after this project activity, stay in touch with their city and relevant services and continue to point out problems proactively and want to be part of the solution. The project will thus show the young people that they can use the digital tools and social networks they are currently present on even to change and improve their environment," they explained.
High school students need to be registered on the site www.slikajaktiviraj.me by using their email address or Instagram account.
The MAG team, consisting of Andrej, Jana, Marija, Sara, Sofija, Nora, Nina and Filip, informed their peers about presentations in the high school in these three cities.
To show their peers how they can be active, they have also organized the action of cleaning a neglected location in Spuz and the action of warning drivers who improperly parked cars to block the traffic and sidewalks.
They told their peers to do something to solve the problem in the community and win the summer activist adventure.
"Find something that makes you nervous, that is not in compliance with the law, that is dangerous, and is related to consumer rights “ZutiMAG”, environmental protection “GreenMAG” and traffic “RedMAG”," said the team members.
Young people should be able to take pictures of the noted irregularities in different categories, upload the image on Instagram with "slikajaktiviraj" and a special hashtag for each category (“ZutiMAG", “GreenMAG” and "RedMAG"), or upload the photo directly on the site www.slikajaktiviraj.me.
"Do something to solve the problems in the photos. You can do it yourself, with the help of friends or others. And you can also contact the competent state, city, municipal and provincial offices to help solve the problem," said MAG.
The game ends on May 12th, at 10 p.m., and the most valuable and most active high school students are to expect awards - participation in youth camps, exchanges, festivals in Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Switzerland and Denmark.
Text by MINA News, on May 6th, 2019, read more at Vijesti