Action Projects - Bosnia & Herzegovina
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In the 11 months following the on-site Fellowship program, our Fellows work on their Action Project: an independent venture focused on promoting democratic values in their own communities. Action Projects are as diverse as Humanity in Action Fellows. Fellows apply their new knowledge and perspectives to the communities they impact—in whatever format they find meaningful. The Humanity in Action community is a great resource for getting support—be it with contacts, experience or good advice.
This project offers a solution to one of the arising issues on migrants’ route through the country: their low visibility on the road during the night when they are actively on the move. EDVACAY Alumna Lamija Čelik made hats, caps, scarves and pendants with the key component of adding cat's eyes (luminous plastic used for better perception and visibility in traffic) or reflective strips that glow in the dark. Lamija believes that the products bring benefits such as protecting their user from the cold, but also helping them be better spotted on the road.
BOLD Action: #demandculture Project
Through a strong media campaign and partnership with local organizations, #demandculture aims to begin a movement showing the power of culture and small-town charms.
Pozitivnije (On the Bright Side)
A project led by young Bosnian women who strive to explore positive stories and promote interpersonal relations in times of the pandemic, raising awareness of the importance of maintaining good communication, and reducing the level of isolation through online interactive socialization.
Break the Cage
This project aims bring the divided Bosnian society together in a fun and artistic way through a coloring book depicting three birds living together peacefully which represent the three main ethnic groups of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Through the concept of “eco mainstreaming”, which is used for evaluation of every day actions and how those actions influence the eco system, the group wants to raise awareness of how ecology is embedded in every aspect of life and how changing small things can help in creating a cleaner and better environment.
The “Solidarivanje” project led honors the essential workers who risked their lives in the times of the coronavirus pandemic in BiH through promotional materials like artistic posters, which will be displayed in the busiest places in Sarajevo.
365zaljudskaprava (365 for Human Rights)
Through product placement, the fellows aim to remind the public about their own Human Rights and how they tend to be broken and at stake every day, especially in the times affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vršnjačko nasilje kroz vrijeme
"Vršnjačko nasilje kroz vrijeme" is a project that contains the idea of reminding parents, teachers, and students about the topic of peer violence and its effect on the victims and bullies.