On 30 September 2015 in Vinica there was an official presentation of the outcomes of the project titled “Thermally Insulated Façade of the Nursery School ‘Goce Delchev’ in Vinica” that was implemented by the Association of Women Farmers “AGRO-VINKA” from Vinica in partnership with the Nursery School “Goce Delchev”. The Project is supported by the Nature Conservation Programme in Macedonia as part of the first call for projects of associations for nature conservation in the Bregalnica River Basin District and is related to the use of renewable energy sources, environmentally friendly practices and energy saving techniques.
The total value of the project amounts to 649,600.00 MKD, of which 498,000.00 MKD were provided by the Nature Conservation Programme in Macedonia and 151,600.00 MKD were provided by the Nursery School “Goce Delchev” – Vinica from their funds.
The final outcomes of this Project were presented by the Director Ilija Jovanov, while the Project Assistant Olga Stoimenova provided an overview of the project implementation process and the involvement of all stakeholders. The Mayor Emil Donchev addressed the importance of the Project for the Municipality of Vinica.
The representative of the Nature Conservation Programme – Cvetan Nikolovski – addressed the importance of small projects for fulfilment of the programme objectives of the Nature Conservation Programme in Macedonia and strengthening the local capacities for nature conservation in the Bregalnica Region. The attendees heard a few words about the ongoing project of Vinica Municipality for reconstruction of the hot water heating system and replacement of the oil-fired boiler with two wood pellet boilers in the Municipal Primary School “Slavcho Stojmenski” in Vinica.
The implementation of this Project provided better working conditions for the personnel and a better nursery school for the 120 children. Also, the workshops and panel discussions helped in raising the awareness of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources among the children and employees of the nursery school.
The savings made from reducing energy consumption and reducing the amount of purchased wood pellets could be invested or replicated by the nursery school in other energy saving measures and techniques.