Twelve social action projects of Active Citizens program are currently happening in ten cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Projects are the creative answer to specific challenges in local communities, proposed by youth activists in the communities. They are co-financed and supported by UN Volunteers. You can also follow and support their activities on our Facebook page.
PLACE FOR ME
Project by active citizens from Žepče who wish to make a volleyball court and create a space for youth that can be used for gatherings, entertainment and recreation. The aim of this project is to create an adequate environment where young people can organize various sporting events. Over 300 young people will participate in this project.
Youth activists from Tešanj wish to animate their fellow citizens to be more active in local community, and help them let go of addiction to social networks and the Internet. By organizing outdoor activities, networking and bringing together a large number of citizens, this project invites you to Tešanj for a few hours a day separated from your laptops, mobile phones and Internet connections to be more active and entertaining.
EVERYONE IS PLAYING
This is the project by young people from Čelinac which is mostly populated by elderly. Young people through their activism want to express interest and support for this category of citizens. In upcoming period they will create a unique chessboard, where elderly people can spend quality time.
MAKE UP MY SMILE!
Active citizens from Sarajevo will organize a fun workshop for children with cancer and their parents. This workshop will be an effective way to help children and parents to overcome a difficult period in their lives with the help of a professional psychologist. Apart from the British Council and the Association Heart for Children with Cancer, the project involves AVON, fashion blog activists, children who are cured of cancer and make-up artists.
MODERN SCHOOL PARK
Another project of active citizens in Sarajevo, but this team is fixing up the courtyard of high school Druga Gimanzija. Students of the school will also take part, and all involved believe that with adaptation of this park they will feel safer and more comfortable. Project activities include installation of new benches, new lighting and the possibility of creating a Wi-Fi hotspot.
SAFE SCHOOLS, SAFE STUDENTS
With this project active citizens of Visoko aim to increase the safety of High school students and to prevent increasing of violent behaviour of students and the destruction of school property. In cooperation with the Council of Parents, they will set up video surveillance in the school and contribute to safety of students and school staff, as well as safeguard of the school property.
The aim of this project is to adapt the location they want to convert to youth amphitheatre, and also the centre of daily youth activities. This social action project is being implemented in Visoko.
JOIN, ACTIVATE, AND IMPROVE!
As part of this project, young people from Sarajevo aim to activate and network high school students in the mission to promote volunteerism and therapeutic riding in Sarajevo and East Sarajevo. The story about volunteering and useful social work, active citizens from Sarajevo are implementing in cooperation with the Foundation Land of Peace and Friendship.
THEATRE FOR ALL
The project will implement interactive acting workshops for high school students in the five municipalities in Central Bosnia Canton: Vitez, Novi Travnik, Busovaca, Kiseljak and Fojnica. The aim is to educate young people about the possibilities of social engagement through entertaining workshops where they will get the basic knowledge of working in the theatre.
YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP FROM “RAHATLUK” - LAZY BAG
The primary objective of active citizens in Bužim is to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of young people in order to enrich the cultural and entertainment facilities in their community. Active citizens of this municipality believe that it is essential to run a small business driven by young people who would be an ideal example for activating and positive change in their local community. The opening of cinema and workshop on the production lazy bags will certainly affect the motivation of the young population of this municipality to start their own business.
BEWARE! CALM DOG!
In Mostar, a group of active citizens wants to ensure the safety of citizens and stray dogs. In cooperation with the veterinary service, and the Association of Citizens against Cruelty to Animals, they will sterilize a certain number of dogs, secure proper care for them and raise awareness of citizens that only joint action can change certain challenges.
INFORM THE PARENTS TO ENGAGE THE YOUTH
Successfully implemented project of active citizens in Banja Luka which managed to raise awareness and animate young people and their parents about the importance of civic participation in decision-making, activism and work in their local communities. Their workshop JOIN brought together over 40 young people who heard about positive examples of activism, breaking prejudices and increase of mutual understanding and tolerance.