On July 10th, 2018, EVN Macedonia for the first time marked 162 years since the birth of the great world scientist, innovator and futurist Nikola Tesla with an educational event in the Exhibition Center for Electricity “Matka”. More than 150 children had the unique opportunity to be part of the educational event “Tesla Day”.
The main goal of EVN is, through constant upgrading of Matka Exhibition Center with new content and education, to enhance the interest among young people for natural sciences and electrical engineering. “Tesla Day” is just an example that through modern and interactive educational methods, the world of energy and innovation can be brought closer to the youngest. Several workshops were held inspired by the life and work of the scientist. In the first part of the event, the Children and Youth Theater from Skopje performed the play “Giga Mega Feirytale”. Furthermore, the children had the opportunity to participate in a creative-writing workshop, where the main inspiration was Tesla’s childhood.
The Matka Exhibition Center becomes part of the official tourist offer of the City of Skopje. The Mayor of Skopje Petre Shilegov and the Chairman of the Board of EVN Macedonia Stefan Peter signed a Memorandum of Cooperation between the City of Skopje and EVN Macedonia, which will provide greater promotion for this center, the first of its kind in Macedonia and the region and will enrich the tourist offer of Skopje.
“Our goal is to implement projects that are relevant and necessary in the society. We are focused on the development of lasting values that have long-term positive effects for the entire community, especially in supporting the educational process. Our goal is to create new generations of young people with appropriate skills and knowledge, especially in the area of technical sciences as a growing need in Macedonia and in the world. We offer Matka Exhibition Center and its rich and modern educational content for use to the Macedonian educational system and we will be happy if every pupil in Macedonia has the opportunity to visit the center,” said Mr. Stefan Peter.
The Matka Exhibition Center is located in the authentic building of th e old hydropower plant in Matka dating back to 1938 that has a great historical significance for the growth and urbanisation of the City of Skopje. There are about 30 exhibits in the center, which provide visitors with the opportunity to learn something new about electricity through the multimedia and interactive approach. So far, over 8,000 visitors have visit ed the center. All information and content are available in Macedonian, Albanian and English. The Matka Exhibition Center is the winner of the Museum of the Year award by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) – Macedonia, and last year it received the National award for social responsibility from the Ministry of Economy.
Representatives of several universities in Macedonia, secondary and elementary schools, as well as representatives of the Bureau for Development of Education, signed an Initiative for using the Matka Exhibition Center for educational purposes, aimed at improving the educational process.
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