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Educational trainings for pupils and professional staff of elementary schools in the area of ​​12 local communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which from the beginning of the school year were realized by the Genesis Project ended with a two-day training held in Kreševo. They included a total of 39 schools, 240 pupils and 60 pedagogues, psychologists and other members of school professional services.
The aim of the training was to empower the professional staff of schools, present the “Manual for peacebuilding and social cohesion trainings of adolescents”, and to present educational methods that will enable them to spread the ideas of dialogue in their everyday work with pupils, peace, coexistence and respect. The trainings were realized in the following local communities: Banja Luka, Bijeljina, Brčko, Bugojno, Busovača, Doboj, Kiseljak, Kreševo, Novi Travnik, Travnik, Trebinje and Vitez.

“We are satisfied with the response of professional staff from schools and their activity in training. We were impressed by the activity of pupils and their need to participate, share experiences, suggest and express their views. The pupils have shown that they are ready to make decisions, that they have developed creative and critical thinking as well as responsibility for their actions. And all the participants were inspired by the methods of work and the offered topics,” said Azra Talić from the Genesis Project. In her words, the trainings indicated that the educational practice must be such to help students’ progress and develop their specific strengths and abilities.

The pupils who participated in the training said that they felt extremely comfortable during the activities.
“I like the fact that we have freely expressed our opinions and attitudes without being criticized, evaluated or graded”, said Mirsad, a pupil from Bugojno. His peer, Rebeka from Kreševo, felt also comfortable, saying that thanks to the training, she understood what could be her problem in social interaction and socializing with other children.
“Diversity provides opportunities and truly represent an opulence of community,” she concluded. Đorđe, a pupil from Banja Luka, said that he essentially agrees with all the offered topics, but that the expected outcomes of this activity must be such that each individual adjusts the topic offered, for example the humanization of gender relations, to its social environment and attitudes shared by its community.

Professional staff of the schools, where the trainings were conducted, also agrees that additional education is always motivating and necessary.
“The pupils are “saturated” with teachers and school figures. Every activity that is realized by the active engagement of students inevitably leaves a trail in their further lives, understandings, actions. And the manual presented in the training is accessible, usable and useful, “said Jasminka Lisica, a pedagogue in the Primary School” Travanik “.
Her colleagues from other schools also point out that the educational content of such workshops advocate positive changes and complement the activities planned in regular teaching contents.
“This kind of training is very important because the pupils have become motivated to discuss and work together to find a solution to the problem situation. Some of the pupils proudly emphasized that certain difficulties in communicating with their peers were resolved precisely thanks to the guidelines and skills acquired during the training. “From this I can conclude that they have recognized the value of the training and that the acquired skills are applied and practised in everyday life, “explains Gordanka Janjić, a pedagogue at the Dositej Obradović Primary School in Banja Luka. The pedagogues especially emphasize the fact that the manual itself is very well didactically-methodically designed with the outcomes and goals, that the home room teachers can use many of the attached activities in order to make the home room classes more successful and interesting for the pupils. “Unlike similar seminars, where such workshops are conducted with seminar participants, these workshops were specifically realized with the pupils where the pedagogues and psychologists had the opportunity to observe the practical realization of the contents from the manual, which is a much better variant than having the manual presented only theoretically. The workshops were very interesting, the pupils were maximally engaged and involved in the work, which was the goal of the workshops, and to adapt the contents of the manuals and transfer them appropriately to the pupils”, concluded Milena Vuković, a pedagogue at the Primary School” Sveti Sava” from Doboj .

“Manual for peacebuilding and social cohesion trainings of adolescents” can be found on the Genesis Project website at:

Two-day trainings were implemented within the project Promoting Social Cohesion and Diversity in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, was developed on the initiative and under the auspices of the BiH Presidency, and jointly implemented by UNICEF, UNDP and UNESCO, and is funded by the United Nations Peace Building Fund (PBF). The project intends to increase the inclusiveness of governance at the local level – bringing together local leaders, civil society, young people, religious leaders, women’s organizations and relevant local authorities. The dialogue platforms will be established in order to create cooperation with various stakeholders who will have the opportunity to fulfil their skills necessary for successful dialogue in the community, and those are a leadership based on cooperation and a set of skills to achieve better results in the process of building long-term stable social relations. The objective of the dialogue platform will be to encourage communities to discuss (joint) challenges and common solutions to problems through mutual cooperation.

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Who are we

Genesis Project was founded by a group of local enthusiasts in February 1997. The end of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and devastation after the war led to the establishment of Genesis Project. Since then we have implemented numerous projects and activities.We are located in Banja Luka, and thanks to the municipality of Banja Luka, after eight years of operating in rented premises, we now have an office, owned by the city of Banja Luka, at our disposal. That helped us a lot and provided us with new options for the development of our work. Thanks to our mobile service the "Project Genesis" humanitarian organization operates at the national level, which means that different activities have been implemented in the territory of the entire Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Main objective of our work are


Genesis Project is a non-governmental organization which, through its professional and dedicated team, helps children and adolescents throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina in fulfilling their rights to have a free and correct psychophysical development, regardless of their religious, ethnic or racial belonging whilst respecting their individual differences and potential.


Bosnia and Herzegovina is a free and open society that will enable every individual to develop and assert to their full capacity and to become a happy, conscious and free person, capable of thinking critically and acting creatively.

Dijana Pejić was born in 1974 in Banja Luka where she attended primary school and secondary school of electrical engineering.
Upon completion of Business School in Belgrade, she gained her undergraduate degree in economics in the Faculty of Economics in Kragujevac.
She has been active in the NGO sector since 1995, when she got a position of a project coordinator at the U.S. Committee for Refugees.

She founded the Genesis Project NGO in 1996 in Banja Luka. Since then she has implemented dozens of successful projects throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Being responsible for program management, financial management, designing projects and human resources, Dijana has been successfully manage a small team, which has been part of Genesis, for the most part, from the very beginning. The success story has been going on for 18 years, and its best evidence are the results achieved and the children's smiles elicited by Dijana’s team members wherever the road takes them.

Azra Talić was born in 1952, in Banja Luka, where she completed her elementary and high school education as well as the teachers' college. She continued her education at the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo, where she acquired a title of the professor in psychology and pedagogy.

In her extensive experience Azra worked as an educator and counsellor in a kindergarten and as a psychologist and counsellor in an elementary school. Her following position was in the CARE Canada organisation, as a psychologist.

She became part of the Genesis Project team in 1998, and she has been actively participating in numerous projects, being equally successful as a teacher and psychologist however as a poet too. Thanks to her imagination, a large number of songs and plays were created that a travelling interactive theatre of the Genesis team entertains and educates the little ones with all over BiH. And, in Azra’a imagination there is always room for new and creative ideas that are just waiting to come alive in some future project.

Draško Stojčević was born in 1975 in Banja Luka, where he completed his primary education and secondary school of electrical engineering and then the Faculty of political sciences, Department of Journalism and Communication.
Since the foundation of the Genesis Project, Draško has been a member of the team. While working in this organization, he attended a number of advanced seminars and completed the training for the SALW and Mine Risk Education Instructor. After training for the design and production of the one-minute films for young people, he produced a great number of one-minute films across Bosnia and Herzegovina. Within the projects he worked on and also successfully implemented, Draško was bringing joy to the little ones through various roles he has enlivened in a number of plays and TV serials. Pečurko (Mushroom man) in the "Game of forest dwarfs," associate teacher in "Whose are the angels", deminer in the "The strange trial" are just some of his roles. Always smiling and popular among children, is a recognizable member of the merry Genesis team and a traveling interactive theater.

Ljubiša Vasić was born in 1975 in Banja Luka, where he completed his primary education and secondary school of electrical engineering and then the Faculty of Philosophy.
He acquired the title of a class teacher in 2009, and for the work in the NGO sector he got further education both through seminars and trainings. Among other things, he completed the training for the SALW and Mine Risk Education Instructor. Ljubiša has been a member of the Genesis Project team since 1996. He has worked on the implementation of a large number of projects, and children and young people easily recognize him by a wide smile and a number of roles that embodied through entertaining and educational shows and TV serials of Genesis.
Professor Mudrić (Brainy) from the "Whose are the angels" TV series, a teacher from the "Forest School" TV series, Borko (Pine man) in the "Game of forest dwarfs ", a strict judge in the "The strange trial", are some of the roles that youngest ones remember him gladly by.

Saša Šarić was born in 1974 in Banja Luka, where he completed his primary education and secondary school of electrical engineering, after which he enrolled at the Higher Business School in Belgrade.
He has been part of the Genesis team from the founding of the organization, and through a number of seminars he was additionally trained to work on humanitarian educational projects.
He also completed the training for the SALW and Mine Risk Education Instructor and he attended the training on the design and production of one-minute films.
During his work in Genesis, Saša took part in the implementation of a large number of successful projects throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina - from educational workshops for children, through production of TV shows, to the prevention of peer violence. He is also active in fundraising.

Goran Radić was born in 1967 in Banja Luka. After completing primary education and secondary school of electrical engineering in this city, he completed several advanced seminars, as well as advanced training for project managers for MRE and firearms.
He gained his BSc degree in economy in the Faculty of eeconomy in Apeiron University, Banjaluka. After eight years of work in the "Rudi Čajavec" company, Goran has joined the Genesis Project team in 1998, initially as a volunteer and since 2003 as a full member. Among other trainings and seminars, he also attended the training on the design and production of one-minute films. He took part in a number of successful projects and his greatest contribution is emphasized through management of projects for mine risk education and firearms. Goran is actively working in the highly vulnerable mine-affected communities throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina and its primary mission is to educate children how to save their lives and have a carefree childhood while growing up near the mines and constant danger.

Dijana Miljatović was born in 1972 in Prijedor, where she completed primary and high school education, upon which she studied English language and literature at the Faculty of Philosophy in Banja Luka.
A large portion of her working life Dijana spent in the field as an interpreter, and in this capacity, she worked for the ICTY too. She is one of the cofounders of the Association of single parents, "Ponos" and a current chairwoman. She is also a coordinator of numerous humanitarian actions and within the association executes the function of a project manager as well as, when required, of the spokesperson.
She joined the Genesis Project in 2012, first as a volunteer, and since July 2013 as a permanent member. Employed at the administrative assistant, she is a necessary logistic support of this successful team.

Sandra Josović was born in 1977 in Slavonski Brod. She completed elementary and secondary school education in Banja Luka. She gained her BSc degree in political scientists in journalism and communications in the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade. As a journalist, she worked in several Belgrade media during her studies, and after returning to Banja Luka, she spent eight years in the Nezavisne newspaper, a year as a reporter and then as the editor of several columns and the Sunday edition. She continued her journalistic career on the website for health as a chief editor where she worked for two years. After this experience, she undertook the position of the Executive Director of the International Film Festival Kratkofil Plus.
She was joining the Genesis Project team occasionally as an associate and then as a new member in September 2013. Along the assistance in the implementation of projects, she is responsible for the design of portal’s content, as well as to communicate with the media.