NGO Mladiinfo Montenegro (m!M) celebrated August 12th – International Youth day together with volunteers and young people from Nikšić. On that occasion, the game „City maps“ was organized, the aim of which was to encourage youth activism, promotion of important cultural and historical monuments and places in the city under Trebjesa hill.
Last couple of days, an invitation could be found on website for all young people who wanted to participate in the „City map“ game. Over thirty young people applied who were divided into groups along with our nine volunteers.
Each team visited ten same locations arranged in a different order. The location were: Trebjesa viewpoint, the cathedral church of St. Basil of Ostrog, Town hall, Bedem fortress, former house of Jašar Babić, mosque, catholic church, Gordin bridge, lapidarijum and hotel Yugoslavia. Teams started competition at 9 AM from the monument to Ljubo Čupić. Rules of the game were that all locations had to be crossed on foot. No means of transportation were allowed. Each team had to take a group photo at every location. Also, to our great satisfaction, two teams of the RE population from the CAREP organisation attended the activity.
The winning team prize was pancakes of their choice at Milky restaurant within hotel Yugoslavia, which provided the assitance and sponsored the action.
International Youth day has been established on 12. august 2000 with the aim of pointing out the problems, cultural and legal issues of young people, pupils and students. This day is imagined as an opportunity to draw attention to the problems of young people around the world.
The position of the young people in Montenegro has improved compared to previous years, but it’s still not at enviable level, adequate to their needs and capabilities. Since its founding NGO Mladiinfo Montenegro has been working on improving the status of young people in Montenegro through their informing education, encouraging volunteerism and active participation of young people in community.