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Youth of Macedonia #4

“They call me Nino but my mom calls me a “Gift from God”. I am 25 years old and I was born with Down Syndrome. I finished elementary and high school attending regular classes. After volunteering for three years, I now work at the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy. …

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Youth of Macedonia #3

“I am 26 years old and I am from Shtip. Ever since my early years, my favorite toy was an improvised microphone. I wanted to become a journalist. When I grew up and the time came to decide what to choose as my education, a very close and dear person …

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Youth of Macedonia #2

“They say that in life we only have a few chances to make choices that are defining. I believe that one of these decisions came way too early for me. When I was 15, I was given the choice of continuing to play soccer or giving it all up to …

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Youth of Macedonia #1

“I’m an artist. I was growing up in my own world. A kid with bugs -people would say. Ever since I was a child, I was very stubborn about my convictions. Once, I was invited to a national TV to talk about my art. One of my illustrations featured the …

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