Bosnia and Herzegovina – Snaga žene

 

Problem description

 

Between 1992-1995, in Bosnia and Herzegovina there was a civil war that is considered to be the bloodiest conflict in Europe after World War II. Between July 12 and 16, 1995, Bosnian Serbs committed genocide against the Muslim community of Srebrenica. 8,372 men and boys were killed. The trauma of these events and the resulting post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are still an everyday reality for the inhabitants of this country.

 

Organisation

 

The non-governmental organisation Snaga žene (Eng. "Women’s Strength") was founded in 1999 in Tuzla and operates in the refugee settlements of Ježevac and Višća, as well as in the eastern part of Republika Srpska – the Srebrenica region (Srebrenica, Potočari, and Bratunac). Snaga žene provides psychological, pedagogical, social, medical, legal and economic assistance to refugees and displaced persons, as well as to people returning to Srebrenica. All activities carried out by the organisation are designed to help victims regain their self-confidence, alleviate mental suffering, and restore control over their own lives through the rehabilitation process. Snaga žene works intensively with young people at risk of social exclusion and with the children of survivors, who are exposed to intergenerational trauma.

 

Project description

 

We support the Snaga žene organisation in the implementation of projects aimed at improving the quality of life of the young generation through activities that improve their personal development, social skills, socio-political education, and inter-ethnic reconciliation. These activities also include vocational training within the social cooperative "Zelena mreža" ("Green Network") and the rehabilitation garden "Diana".

By gaining new knowledge, experience, and new skills, the beneficiaries of the organisation have a chance to change their life perspectives. Additionally, by engaging in the activities of the "Diana" rehabilitation garden and the "Green Network" social cooperative, they increase their awareness of various types of permanent employment, which will directly increase their chances of economic independence, thus improving the quality of their lives.

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Since the beginning of its existence, the Kulczyk Foundation has been working to shape the socio-emotional competences of children and adolescents. We prepare unique lesson plans adapted to various stages of education. These focus on explainining the complex world of universal values and emotions, encourage reflection and the ability to draw conclusions. Ultimately help to build knowledge about ourselves and the world, and to shape attitudes towards the reality that surrounds us. As part of this commitement, we also provide workshops, conferences for teachers and faculty staff. We believe that wise education, implemented in a spirit of freedom and empathy, is a basic component of sustainable development for every human being, as well as a chance for a good start in adult life. No matter where they are from.

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