Prepare for a week of exploration, discovery, and understanding of human rights and community activism.

Program Overview


Macedonian high school students who are passionate about becoming progressive changemakers in their communities and who have completed at least one year of high school and have at least one year left to complete.


An inter-ethnic youth program focused on mutual understanding, tolerance, and human rights for high school students in Macedonia.


June 28, 2017 (Wednesday) to July 04, 2017 (Tuesday)


Skopje, Macedonia


To bring a diverse group of Macedonian youth
together to learn from each other and go back
to their homes with the knowledge and ability
to improve their communities.


Day Five: Loss, Remembrance, and Healing – Skopje Holocaust Memorial

Perhaps the most emotionally charged day of “Bridging Backgrounds” was the fifth day when the participants had a guided tour of the Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia. The building’s gray concrete and glass architecture resembled the only three other...

Day Four: Activist Talks

The fourth day of Bridging Backgrounds was filled with human rights education activities, community activism training, and the activist talks session. During the activist talks, the participants had the pleasure of listening to talks of and posing questions to three...

Days Two and Three: Theory before Practice – Human Rights Education Activities and Community Activism Training

On the morning of Thursday, June 29, Building Bridges participants started engaging in discussions of identity, human needs, and corresponding rights. Activities and workshops were successfully facilitated by Bridging Backgrounds Program Director Brendan Schultz,...

Bridging Backgrounds Macedonia
is organized by United by Love, a US-based non-profit,
and is funded by Davis Projects for Peace.