Aug 29, 2019

Peace Camp and Caravan 2019

Our summer was pretty busy, but we are glad of how many young people have gone through our education this summer and where we have developed a real activist spirit in them.

In the period from June 21st to June 27th, the youth from Bihac, Cazin, Velika Kladusa, Buzim and Bosanska Krupa took part in the Peace. Peace training for youth is one of the activities of the project “Building local capacities for peace in the Krajina”, which is being implemented within the BHRI program. The Peace training was held at the CIM’s “Garden of Opportunities”, and young people, besides socializing and getting acquainted, had the opportunity to learn about identity, conflict resolution, peace building and reconciliation. Some of the things they learned, which, in the continuation of this project, will be able and practical to apply after returning to their local communities are: youth activism, changes that they want to see in their community, concrete steps towards change. Upon completing the Peace Training, in July and August the participants had a budget to organize initiatives in their local communities. They organized camps, workshops for young people from all around Krajina, history lessons and much more.

 

Center for Peacebuildung has organized from 8th to 13th of July a Peace Camp. 24 young people from 10 municipalities/cities of Bosnia and Herzegovina were participants of the camp we held on CIM’s Peace Farm (Garden of Opportunities) in Sanski Most.

 

For our educational part of the Peace camp which were workshops who were based on identities, prejudices, stereotypes as well as peacebuilding and resources in our local communities that we need for our future peace activities. The workshops were held by CIM’s directors with the help of our external associates. They talked and learned in an experiential way about the differences between debate and dialogue. The participants became aware of the advantages of leading a dialogue and the importance of its use in conflicting, but also in everyday situations.

 

For the working part at the Peace camp the participants had the opportunity to clean around the farm, work in the garden and forest, and building a park in the forest.

 

The camp has encouraged many new ideas for future peace activities and we can proudly say that it was more than successful.

CIM Peace Camp and Caravan completed on July 19th in Jajce. After a seven-day Peace Camp, they traveled together for 5 days through the cities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. During this trip, they visited historical and cultural sites, became acquainted with the problems faced by young people in particular communities, and ways to address them by local activists, peacekeepers and drivers of change.

It was a busy summer, but it is still not the end. In september we are organizing a Peace fest for people all around Bosnia and Herzegovina. And in October the participants of the Peace camp and Caravan are doing their initiatives in their local communities.


We want to thank everyone who helps us educate young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina about the importance of preserving peace and coexistence. 
 
Peace and Love 
 
CIM Team 

Jun 13, 2019

Spring and Summer at our Farm

In Spring we planted the whole garden, now we are watering and waiting to get fresh and organic vagetables. CIM's volunteer club and the local people from Sanski Most helped us to sow the garden, and we had fun days all together working around garden.

We are glad that we managed everything to prepare around the garden because most of the spring were big rainfalls.

In May workers from Austria started digging the lake, they will be coming in June again to finish it up, and hopefully we will have soon a big lake at our farm. 

Our Peace Camps are near the corner, we are now looking for participants, working on the program, and preparing the whole farm to be ready for it. 

At the farm we have a new employee, and we are grateful for the help and work that he provides. International volunteers are also coming at our farm, we had three girls, one was from China, and two of them were from Swizterland. In the coming period, we are expecting a scouts team from Belgium, who have shown interest in in visiting our farm and helping us on our upcoming activities.

We sincerely thank everyone who contributed that our idea of the Peace Farm, the place of harmony of people and nature, lives and develops every day.

Peace and Love

The CIM team

Jun 6, 2019

Our Update

We are developing a component of aircaving oral history, which will be a part of our Peace Embassy. 

Even thought we are stjll looking for donors and fondations that will support us, we are happy that we are making steps forward to build our Peace Center.

In addition to current and ongoing programs, CIM has plans for growth and expansion in the coming years, which center primarily around the development of a Peace Embassy. The Peace Embassy will provide a much-needed secular gathering space for members of the community where tolerance and dialogue can be fostered. 

We want to thank everyone for the donations, and who believe we can make this happen.

Peace and Love

CIM Team

 
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