IBC-M honors its partners with Certificates of Appreciation

Friday, 22nd of June, International Business College Mitrovica hosted the IBC-M Appreciation Day as part of the International Week at the College. This event brought together IBC-M donors as well as national and international partners.

Present at the event were representatives from European Union Office in Kosovo, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development, Mitrovica’s South Municipality Vice-President, the Dutch and Swedish embassies in Kosovo,, NGO ”Spark”, secondary schools and dozens of partner organizations from non-governmental and private sector.

As a token of gratitude, IBC-M awarded Certificates of Appreciation to all who contributed in making the International Business College Mitrovica a success story.

Throughout the International Week at IBC-M we hosted 20 students from Exeter University from UK, who together with IBC-M students, worked in research projects on ‘Socioeconomic Challenges of the Region” and presented their findings on Friday. To read the whole story regarding their visit, please check the article here.

Over 150 guests were present in the Appreciation Day ceremony.

The attendees were welcomed by the Director of the College, Ms. Mihone Kerolli Mustafa, who cordially thanked the donors, as well as all the partners who have been close to  IBC-M from the beginning to the present day. Mrs. Kerolli stressed that everyone in IBC-M felt very proud of the all the work done until now, in providing high quality education for all communities in Kosovo.

Mr. Mellish, from the European Union Office in Kosovo, expressed the European Union’s commitment to support education in Kosovo and support reconciliation among communities. Mr. Verheyen, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kosovo and Mr. Paulson, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Sweden and Head of Development Cooperation – emphasized their support for the work of IBC-M, remembering all we have passed together. Embassies of the Netherlands and Sweden have been the main supporters of IBC-M since the beginning.

In his speech, the Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology Heset Sahiti, highly appreciated the work of the College in providing a unique education for the Kosovo’s youth that matched the needs of the labor market. The Deputy Minister also thanked donors and the college that have enabled European higher education values be accessible for young people in Kosovo.

In his speech, Deputy Mayor Faruk Mujka highly praised the cooperation with the College and expressed gratitude to the donors for making this possible. Deputy Mayor Mujka reiterated the Municipality’s commitment to supporting the education and youth of the city.

From the MAFRD, present was Minister Rikalo, who also praised the cooperation with IBC-M and reiterated the support for the College’s work and in particular emphasized the cooperation with the Department of Environmental Management and Agriculture at IBC-M.

IBC-M is a Higher Education Institution in Mitrovica, which offers Academy-Profession (AP) and Bachelor-level studies for all communities in Kosovo. The college is supported by the European Union. IBC-M has been operating since 2010 as a non-profit international education foundation.

IBC-M was established with donations from: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA); Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Dutch Ministry for Development Cooperation; UK Government Department for International Development (DFID); Swiss Confederation and the European Union Office in Kosovo.