During this month, in Vushtrri, Cultural Heritage without Borders (CHwB) Kosovo office has organized a knowledge quiz “Heritage starts with you”. This is the first quiz of its kind, involving themes of cultural heritage that was organized in this municipality and beyond Kosovo.
Through an innovative approach, this project aimed to increase the knowledge of young people of Vushtrri on cultural and natural heritage and as a result participants would become the promoters of our rich heritage. The project was organized in partnership with the Municipality of Vushtrri and with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport. Moreover, it is promoted through Tribuna Channel television and local radio Vicianum.
In this project were invited all low secondary schools (classes VI, VII, VIII and IX) and high secondary schools (classes X, XI and XII) of the Municipality of Vushtrri, each school by creating teams of 4 students. Considering that the students of these schools do not have special courses on heritage, CHwB has prepared and distributed broad literature with information on local, national and world heritage so that students are prepared for the race. The call for quiz was responded by 7 schools in total, and three rounds of competition were organized with them.
In the first semifinal round between low high schools, held on December 12, competed “Low High School 1” from Vushtrri city, with the school “Nazmi Zhegrova” from the village Stanofc i Poshtëm, where the winner was “Low High School 1”. Also in this round competed schools “Enver Hadri” from village Smrekonicë and “Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu” from Pantinë village, where the winner was the school “Enver Hadri”. During this round, students had 10 questions like: questions with several options, with direct responses and photographs. At the end of the race, the director of the primary school of Pantina, stated that “This organization was a very effective method for students to learn about cultural heritage and it is very important that this activity is organized again, not only in Vushtrri but also in other municipalities of Kosovo”.
In the second round, the final one between lower secondary schools, held on December 19, the semifinals winners were confronted: “Lower High School 1” with the school “Enver Hadri”. After a close contest, the winner was the school “Enver Hadri” from village Smrekonicë. During this round, students were confronted with the puzzle game of the cultural and natural heritage and 12 questions like: questions with several options, with direct responses and photographs.
In the third round, the final one between high secondary schools, held on December 24, were confronted three schools of Vushtrri: High School “Eqrem Qabej”, Technical High School “Lutfi Musiqi ‘and Professional High School” Basri Haxha”. After an intense and emotional contest, the winner was the High School “Eqrem Qabej”. During this round, 10 students were faced with questions like: questions with several options, with direct responses and photographs.
This project has been part of the priorities of the Local Cultural Heritage Plan of this municipality. This plan was drafted by CHwB, the Municipality of Vushtrri and other central institutions in the framework of the Program of Local Cultural Heritage Plans and was co-financed by the Swedish government, through CHwB and the Municipality of Vushtrri.