Sanski Most is a small town in Bosnia and Herzegovina which is still still dealing with the legacy of the past. Lack of opportunities for youth, especially employment, and a lack of community space for the locals to meet and develop relationships means progress for a sustainable, peaceful future is slow. The local community is in need of services for trauma healing, interaction, skill-building, and dialogue. Despite the local area having great potential, we lack the resources to provide this.
CIM envisions a place where people can meet, learn, and grow as local and global citizens. To help meet these needs we propose the creation of a Peace Embassy: a residential/community centre to provide services to the local community. Once operational, The Peace Embassy will strive to be a fully self sustaining enterprise.All current CIM activities will continue to be offered free of charge and our planned business ventures (tourism, cafe, hostel) are designed to help cover ongoing expenses.
We anticipate the Peace Embassy will become a place of interaction, learning, and skill-building for the residents of Sanski Most. The new building will also come with facilities/opportunities that will help us sustain ourselves without major external funding, and bring in income for our peace programmes. It will empower local and international volunteers with skills for employment and make our community grow into a safe, and peaceful town.
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