Presentation of the one-minute movies that were entirely produced by children with and without disability was held in Novi Grad Sarajevo.
One-minute movies were filmed within the framework of the project “Take us seriously – it’s about ability,” which is implemented by the NGO Genesis Project, in partnership with UNICEF, USAID and the EC Delegation in BiH. Their goal is to promote children’s rights and social inclusion, with particular focus on the abilities and rights of children with disabilities.
Pupils from elementary school “Fatima Gunic” and the Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Children and Youth attended the five-day inclusive workshop in Sarajevo. With the assistance of trainers from the Genesis Project and their project partners, the Foundation for Creative Development Sarajevo, they designed and recorded these movies and therefore in a unique and creative way pointed to the abilities, desires and needs.
Young creative minds have proven that there are no limitations and with these films sent a message to everyone that there are no obstacle for them. Their abilities, talents and attitudes impressed everyone present and students have expressed the hope that there will be more similar projects.
The presentation was attended by the representatives of UNICEF BiH, SPIS Commission, the municipality of Novi Grad, elementary schools, and non-governmental sectors.
The campaign “It’s about ability” that aims to improve knowledge and change attitudes and practices of the general population towards children with developmental disabilities and their families was initiated by UNICEF, in partnership with USAID and the European Union Delegation in BiH.
The campaign is part of the program “Strengthening social protection systems and Inclusion in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, implemented by partners in the government institutions and UNICEF. The activities of this program contributed to improving the strategic framework and the provision of inclusive services at the local level in the areas of education, child care, early childhood development and early detection and intervention in the case of developmental disorders.
The “Take us seriously – it’s about ability” project which is being implemented by the NGO Genesis Project is also an integral part of the program “Strengthening the Social Protection and Inclusion in Bosnia and Herzegovina” and the campaign “It’s about ability”.