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“Talents Today – Leaders Tomorrow” Making a Difference Through Mentorship 

In an era where guidance and leadership are paramount to success, we are immensely proud to spotlight our mentorship initiative wit in the Support Fund for Talented High School Students “Talents Today – Leaders Tomorrow.” This program stands as a testament to the power of mentorship in fostering the next generation of leaders, especially among high school students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Our aim is not just to mentor but to transform lives and communities by empowering young talents to reach their full potential.

As we move forward, our gratitude extends profoundly to all mentors who have dedicated their time, knowledge, and hearts to this noble cause. Your unwavering commitment and personal investment in the future of these young minds do not go unnoticed. Your roles as guides, advisors, and role models are crucial in navigating these talented individuals toward a brighter, more promising future.

We are honored to introduce our distinguished mentors, each a beacon of excellence in their respective fields, contributing their unique expertise and insights:

  • Angela BUSHESKA, an Engineering Student, Social Entrepreneur, and Public Speaker, who also stands as a proud former beneficiary of the “Talents Today – Leaders Tomorrow” Scholarship Program. Angela’s journey from scholarship recipient to mentor embodies the program’s cycle of empowerment and giving back.
  • Daniel CUNNINGHAM, an esteemed Instructional Designer, Public Speaker, and Learning and Development Consultant, whose innovative approaches in education are shaping the learning experiences of our mentees.
  • Zehra KJUFLIJU, a dedicated Program Associate at the International Republican Institute (IRI), who passionately advocates for environmental and social causes, enriching our program with her global perspective and commitment to change.
  • Ivana NIKOLIKJ, a trailblazer as a Business Development Executive at IWConnect and a celebrated Forbes Councils Official Member. Ivana brings a wealth of knowledge in tech, leadership, and innovation.
  • Mаја CHANAKJEVIKJ, an English Horn soloist and oboe player with the National Philharmonic Orchestra, whose artistic brilliance and dedication inspire creativity and excellence.
  • Mitko ANDONOV, a visionary entrepreneur and owner of Eon Eden marketing and strategy, providing invaluable insights into marketing, business planning, and e-commerce.
  • Nela JOLESKA, the CEO of Genuine Dynamics, whose expertise in emotional intelligence and performance management is transforming leadership paradigms.
  • Nena MANCHEV, the Head of Education and Leadership Programs at Macedonia2025, guiding our educational strategies with her profound experience and commitment to leadership development.
  • Slavica TASEVA, a Founder of Resources & Solutions, whose expertise as a Career Coach, Trainer, and HR & KPI Consultant is invaluable to our mentors and mentees alike.
  • Tiana SKENDEROVSKA POLENAKOVIKJ, with her MS in Industrial Engineering and Management, brings a unique blend of experience from the automotive and software industries, enriching our program’s diversity.

Through your generous support and mentorship, you are not only shaping futures but also empowering young minds across Macedonia. Your dedication is nurturing potential, paving the way for a brighter tomorrow, and creating a legacy of leadership and hope.

We extend our deepest thanks for your commitment to mentoring and for being pillars of support and inspiration for our scholarship recipients. Your impact is immeasurable, and together, we are indeed making a difference.

Together, we are nurturing the leaders of tomorrow.

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Macedonia2025 received third place in the PEOPLE-FIRST ECONOMY INITIATIVE category at the 2023 Future of Emerging Europe Summit and Awards held in Brussels

The work of more than 60 NGOs, businesses and individuals from across Central and Eastern Europe “Grasping the chance to lead!” was recognized in Brussels on November 8 at the 2023 Future of Emerging Europe Summit and Awards, the sixth edition of a program that highlights best practice, innovation and courage across the region.

The winners, aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (People, Planet, Prosperity, Partnership, Peace), were selected through a global vote by the Emerging Europe community, with over 23,000 votes cast for nominees.

Emerging Europe awarded Macedonia2025 with a certificate of recognition for enhancing the coding and robotics skills of underprivileged Macedonian youth (Ohrid High Tech Excellence Camp), receiving third place in the PEOPLE-FIRST ECONOMY INITIATIVE category. This category was intended for organizations operating in emerging Europe that implemented successful projects and initiatives aiming at closing the urban-rural development and income divide, contributing to the future of the labor market; and building conscious capitalism.

Nena Manchev, representing Macedonia2025, received the award at the Summit & Award ceremony in Brussels, earning applause for the organization’s dedication.

Furthermore, our CEO Nikica Mojsoska Blazhevski was awarded a certificate of recognition for being an ARCHITECT OF TOMORROW NORTH MACEDONIA, among a group consisting of 28 exceptional individuals — one for each country of Emerging Europe and Central Asia. A comprehensive article summarizing the awards ceremony is available at Recognising emerging Europe’s champions – Emerging Europe (

These honors serve as inspiration for Macedonia2025 to continue its mission of paving a brighter and more prosperous path for all. The organization remains committed to building a people-first economy and empowering the next generation of STEM leaders.