Tose’s Benefit Concert for Schools a Huge Success!
On 5th October, Macedonian megastar, Tose Proeski allied with USAID’s Primary Education Project to hold the biggest ever benefit concert in Macedonia! The theme of the concert was “Education is Everybody’s Responsibility.” The proceeds from the concert will go to provide educational equipment for Macedonian primary schools.
Skopje City Stadium was packed to its maximum, hosting some 20,000 people, with every seat taken and the pitch covered with a sea of young people. Tose himself could not believe how many people came to give him support in his humanitarian act. “We must not forget that we are all responsible for the Macedonian educational system. It is my particular pleasure that this project is endorsed by the country which recognizes my own under its constitutional name”, stated Tose at the concert.
U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia, Ms. Gillian Milovanovic joined Tose to greet the crowd from the stage, wishing them a pleasant and joyful evening. The Macedonian Minister for Education, Mr. Sulejman Rusitu, also spoke, wishing the students success in the new school year and lots of fun at the concert.
Tose had invited many international guests to support the concert’s aims. Croatian singer and actress Antonija Sola sang a duet with Tose. Bosnian Eurovision representative for 2006, Marija Sestic, performed her Eurovision song. Bojan Marovic, famous Montenegro singer, did not hide his emotions when singing one of Tose’s greatest hits Tajno Moja. Another local star, Adrian Gaxha, sang his hits and drew wild applause with his distinctive dancing.
Overall, the concert was a huge artistic success for Tose and spread the key messages of the Macedonian Ministry for Education and Science and USAID to a huge audience at the concert itself, to a wide TV audience, and internationally through webcasting organised by OnNet.
However, Macedonia’s students will benefit most from this concert when their schools are better equipped in 2008! We wish them lots of success.
©2007 USAID Primary Education Project