Summer is almost here, and so we're getting ready for our annual Peace Camp again.
We have started making the necessary preparations in terms of accommodation and project planning. We are constantly reflecting on our practice so for this year we will revise previous feedback and make sure we improve and give more for this year's training.
We have started to advertise in order to recruit new potential leaders for our programme. As well, since our project is not fully funded yet, we ask again that you consider giving a small donation. Last year we could not secure grants, and so it was all your generous donations that made a difference and helped us held our training.
Please consider making another donation and help us fully fund this year's Peace Camp. You can help in many ways from sharing the link, organising fundrasing, and generally spreading the word. Also, if you wish you can set up a recurring donation for the remaining 4 months.
As always we'll keep you posted with the progress we make.
The CIM Team
One thing we've learnt here at CIM is that change requires capacity. Our Oral History project had been temporarily on hold due to lack of funding, however we have started to look for ways that will help us achieve our project goals through alternative ways.
As the project requires interviews to collect individual stories, a lot of funds would go towards training staff, offering psychological support to participants, as well as offering a small financial compensation for the cim staff/volunteers who interview the storytellers.
We therefore decided that in order to keep the progress going, we would record some of the stories from our Truth, Healing and Reconciliation project, where people gather and publically share stories of how they were affected by the Bosnian conflict, and if how they managed to reconcile with themselves and those who harmed them.
Whilst we found a way to collect some of the stories we need, we will still need to collect the ramaining through interviews and publish them in our book of Oral History. This is where we still need your help!
We appreciate your donations, and all the kindness and generosity that comes with the. We hope you will consider making another donation in the future.
All the best wishes,
From all the CIM staff
We would like to take some time and thank you so much for donating to our new project, through which we aim to build a sustainable peace embassy. We wanted to give you a glance of where we are with our project at the moment.
As we deal with a lot of cuts in funding, we aim for our organisation to be able to generate income in order to sponsor our peace project in communities across Bosnia.
In order to do this, we have designed the peace embassy to create a safe space, and a healthy environment for dialogue to flourish in the town of Sanski Most.
As the project in itself is very ambitious, we are currently working hard to secure initial funding from a few other sources, and use donations from global giving to compliment them.
At the moment we are working on acquiring the land needed to build the embassy, and we constantly work on the plans for the main building.
Major works cannot begin until the land is bought, however, we will keep you up to date on how the work will progress.
Thank you again for your kind donations