Action Projects - Bosnia & Herzegovina
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In the 11 months following the on-site Fellowship program, our Fellows work on their Action Project: an independent venture focused on promoting democratic values in their own communities. Action Projects are as diverse as Humanity in Action Fellows. Fellows apply their new knowledge and perspectives to the communities they impact—in whatever format they find meaningful. The Humanity in Action community is a great resource for getting support—be it with contacts, experience or good advice.
EDVACAY Team behind the 2020 “Just Another Day” campaign has decided to do a follow-up project. Armed with last year's knowledge they acquired on negative effects of social isolation on members of marginalized social groups, such as people with mental disorders, LGBTQI+ people, and people with development disabilities, the team decided to now have a broader social group as a target group of their project - not only the people who do not fit into the imposed societal norms of ‘normalcy’ because of their diagnosis or lifestyle, but also all those who experienced the feeling of isolation, loneliness, and insufficient support as a result of the pandemic.
This eco-friendly community-building project initiative was developed by EDVACAY Alumna Lejla Mašić (2019/20) who has been actively involved in her community for several years now and has so far initiated more that a few actions of planting trees in this town and has seen the benefits that these actions bring. Her idea behind this project initiative is to gather a group of people of all ages, from children to older citizens of Brčko, for a one-day ‘Flowering Marathon’, during which a large amounts of flower seeds will be dispersed around the Brčko city area by the participants, especially focusing on areas which seem neglected.
EDVACAY Alumni Podcast Project
This initiative is focused on showcasing the work and successes of five participants from the previous nine generations of the EDVACAY program through a trending format of video podcast. Through five episodes of podcasts, EDVACAY Alumni Daniel Lazarević (2014/15) and Mahir Sijamija (2013/14) want to show to the wider audience how some of the participants benefited from this program, how they used it in their formal and non-formal education, and how they led by their example and encouraged others to be socially responsible and active in their local community.
BOLD Action: Zaposlime.ba
Online platform matching people’s skills with their desired jobs. Learn where you can acquire the skills you need to have the career you want.
This project offers a solution to one of the arising issues on migrants’ route through the country: their low visibility on the road during the night when they are actively on the move. EDVACAY Alumna Lamija Čelik made hats, caps, scarves and pendants with the key component of adding cat's eyes (luminous plastic used for better perception and visibility in traffic) or reflective strips that glow in the dark. Lamija believes that the products bring benefits such as protecting their user from the cold, but also helping them be better spotted on the road.
BOLD Action: #demandculture Project
Through a strong media campaign and partnership with local organizations, #demandculture aims to begin a movement showing the power of culture and small-town charms.
Pozitivnije (On the Bright Side)
A project led by young Bosnian women who strive to explore positive stories and promote interpersonal relations in times of the pandemic, raising awareness of the importance of maintaining good communication, and reducing the level of isolation through online interactive socialization.
Break the Cage
This project aims bring the divided Bosnian society together in a fun and artistic way through a coloring book depicting three birds living together peacefully which represent the three main ethnic groups of Bosnia and Herzegovina.