A humanitarian and educational project “The bridges of trust and cooperation,” which has been implemented by the NGO Genesis Project from Banja Luka in the Middle Bosnia Canton during the last two years was successfully completed with over 800 joint activities in 16 schools under one roof with two curriculums. The project activities included a total of over 5,000 students and 2,200 parents. The objective of these activities was the development of tolerance, acceptance, removing prejudices and stereotypes and developing communication skills and peaceful conflict resolution.
Within the project, a total of 292 workshops for children were implemented; 254 workshops for parents; 119 workshops for teachers; 112 educational puppet shows for younger children; 55 educational, drama theatre productions for older children; two seminars for students and educators / teachers from 16 schools / 8 buildings; one one-minute movie festival; design and distribution of the brochures for parents ( “Hear what is not told to you”) and brochures for children ( “Knowledge is multiplied by division”).
The project included students, parents and teachers from the following schools: PS “Busovaca” Busovaca and PS “Kacuni” Busovaca; PS “IG Kovacic “Fojnica and PS “Muhsin Rizvic” Fojnica; PS “Braca Jezercic” Divicani and PS “Jajce” Divicani/Kruscica; PS “Gromiljak” Kiseljak and PS “Kiseljak 1” Bilalovac; PS “Braca Jezercic” Bespelj/Divicani and PS “Jajce” Bespelj/Kruscica; PS “Vitez” Vitez, H-component and PS “Vitez” Vitez, B-component; PS “Berta Kucera” Jajce and PS “13. rujan” Jajce and PS “I osnovna skola” Bugojno and PS “III osnovna skola” Bugojno. All activities were implemented thanks to the support of the project donors: the German foundation Schüler Helfen Leben (SHL), Berlin, Germany, the US Embassy in BiH, the Swiss Embassy in BiH, and the Robert Bosch Foundation Germany. The project was implemented with the approval of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Central Bosnia Canton.