As we've reached the third report on our annual peace camp, it means we're also starting to get ready for the 2014 training. We are currently updating the programme based on reflections and feedback from last year in order to improve out content and keep up with the times. Oh, and how the times have changed!
Since our last update we have been pleasently surprised by the legacy of our programme. Peace Camp alumni have shown so much dedication to better our society. In our training we aim to work on a personal transformation as well as giving participants the tools to become activists for change in their societies. After 10 years of doing this programme, the fruit of our work is starting to become more and more visible. Our Bosnian youth have moved from the very ground level to participating in change at the political and societal level. They have made their voices heard, have formally written requests to the government, and still tiredlesly advocate for peaceful social change in Bosnia. We couldn't be more proud to work with our young generation.
We will soon begin to advertise the training and recruit participants. In about a month's time we will also start to make arangements for the peace camp. We wish to be in touch more with our supporters who don't live in Sanski Most, and we are using our twitter account to achieve this. If you are tweeting, follow us here: https://twitter.com/CIMPeace We post news from Bosnia and updates from CIM. We have also discovered that our facebook followers do not get our updates. The recent changes made it harder for us to connect with those who like our facebook page. If you have followed us, go to our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SanskiMostPeace?fref=ts click on "liked" and then tick "get notifications". This is the only way our updates will reach you without having to pay for advertising.
Finally we would like to make an appeal to our donors to support us to fund our 2014 peace camp. May 7th is the best day to donate this spring, as all donations will be matched by 30%. There is also a bonus prize of $1000 for the project who gets most donations in one day. If the report does not reach you in time, every small gesture helps, whether it is a regular donation, a fundraiser, a tweet, sharing our page on facebook, or simply emailing your friends and family and telling them why this project is important to you and why people should support us. Being recommended by our supporters have helped us get where we are today.
With love and appreciation,
The CIM Team (M, V, and our hardworking volunteers)