The Genesis Project team of experts ends a two-day training for pupils and professional staff of the elementary schools “Kiseljak”, “Kiseljak 1”, “Gromiljak” and “Brestovsko” in the municipality of Kiseljak today. The objective of the training is to introduce pupils and professional staff of the elementary schools with a manual entitled “Manual for peacebuilding and social cohesion trainings of adolescents”.
The Manual covers the following topics:
– Managing emotions,
– Gender mainstreaming,
– Setting goals and making decisions,
– Cooperation and team work,
– Conflict management,
– Hate speech prevention,
– Social activism and
– Participatory action research methodology.
The training lasts for two days and is attended by 20 pupils and one pedagogue or psychologist from each elementary school covered by the project.
The first trainings were conducted on the 27th and 28th of September 2018 in Novi Travnik and Travnik. The following primary schools were included in Novi Travnik: Novi Travnik, Mehmedalija Mak Dizdar, Fra Marjan Šunjić, Musa Ćazim Ćatić, Safvet-beg Bašagić and Edhem Mulabdić. In Travnik, the following primary schools were included: Travnik, Turbe, Kalibunar and Han Bila.
NGO Genesis Project from Banja Luka conducts the training of pupils and professional staff of the elementary schools in the area of 12 local communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina within the “Dialogue for the Future” project implemented by UNICEF, UNESCO and UNDP in partnership with the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The “Dialogue for the Future” project is financed by the the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF). The training is conducted in the following local communities: Banja Luka, Bijeljina, Brčko, Bugojno, Busovača, Doboj, Kiseljak, Kreševo, Novi Travnik, Travnik, Trebinje and Vitez.
The “Dialogue for the Future: Promoting Social Cohesion and Diversity in Bosnia and Herzegovina” project was developed on the initiative and under the auspices of the BiH Presidency, and is jointly implemented by UNICEF, UNDP and UNESCO. 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