“Bridges of trust and cooperation”: 13 one-minute movies made, numerous workshops realized
The project “Bridges of Trust and Cooperation”, despite the Covid-19 virus pandemic, is being successfully implemented in 12 primary schools in the Middle Bosnia Canton this year as well, and the results of previous activities include the training of teachers and parents and 13 one-minute movies which were filmed by the senior students who have undergone online training.
Through these 13 short movies, which are available on the Genesis Project YouTube channel, the students covered topics of their choice, and online training for short movies continues in the new school year. All one-minute movies, which will be shot during this and the next school year, will participate in the 8th One-Minute Movies Festival, where the best authors will get awards for their effort and time.
72 teachers participated in the workshops for teachers, and one of the main goals of this activity was to help teachers successfully deliver distance learning. Members of the Genesis Project have adapted the existing educational material to be suitable for online distribution and use in the context of the Covid-19 virus pandemic, in accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Education, Science, Youth, Culture and Sports of Middle Bosnia.
During the pre-pandemic project, the Genesis Project held workshops with parents, which were attended by over 700 parents who had the opportunity to learn more about how to recognize children’s emotions, how to communicate with children in the best way and how to hear what their children don’t tell them. Through the project, the play “NO to concrete – YES to education” was played 20 times, and seen by over 1400 students of older primary schools grades.
The “Bridges of Trust and Cooperation” project started in 2015 in primary schools in Bugojno, Gromiljak, Kiseljak, Busovača, Vitez, Fojnica, Jajce, Travnik and Novi Travnik with the support of German foundations, led by the Schüler Helfen Leben Foundation with the approval of the Cantonal Ministry of Education, Science, Youth, Culture and Sports of the Middle Bosnia Canton.