DONOR: UNICEF Bosnia and Herzegovina and M:tel
DURATION: October 2011 – March 2013
LOCATION: Laktaši, Kotor Varoš, Novi Grad, Višegrad, Bileća, Livno, Stolac, Novi Grad / Sarajevo, Travnik, Sanski Most, Čelinac, Doboj, Derventa, Gacko, Mrkonjić Grad, Brčko District, Tesanj, Kupres, Posušje, Velika Kladuša, Gornji Vakuf.
OVERALL GOAL: The overall objective of the SPIS project was to improve the social welfare system at all levels, enhancing the program framework and capacity for social protection and inclusion of children with special emphasis on the application of an approach based on the needs and human rights. Within this broader concept, special emphasis was placed on the involvement of children through workshops on participatory action research, and through the wall of children’s wishes – interactive multimedia platform that draws children across the country to express their wishes and requirements in accordance with their rights guaranteed by the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The project was composed out of five activities (approaches):
• SPI and CRC workshops with children (80 workshops in 10 municipalities).
• Peaceful conflict resolution workshops with children (44 workshops in 11 municipalities).
• Educational, interactive puppet shows (22 puppet shows in 11 municipalities).
• Production of minimum 55 one-minute junior movies (11 OMJM trainings in 11 municipalities).
• Organization of One Minute Junior Movies Festival.
• PR/Visibility events.
Expected results were:
• Improved knowledge and skills among children on SPI and CRC provisions and it’s co-relation with Children’s Wishes and requests concept; increased communication and presentation skills of children. • Improved children’s knowledge and skills in peace building and tolerance.
• Improved knowledge of younger children on conflict origins, conflict prevention and different reactions in conflict.
• In total, 10 children project proposals/initiatives (Community Action Plans/ CAPs) implemented in 10 selected local communities, thanks to UNICEF/M:tel funding.
• Production of minimum 55 one-minute junior movies in 11 municipalities.
• Municipality commitments and small grants from M:tel and UNICEF ensured.
• Visibility ensured and more local partners mobilised to support the initiatives.