Within the project Moja škola implemented by the Bosnia and Herzegovina Women’s Initiative Foundation (BHWI) and the support of UNHCR in BiH, children accommodated in the Refugee Reception Centre Salakovac marked the International Day of Peace under the global theme, “Shaping Peace Together.“
This year’s marking of the International Day of Peace was organized in line with the recommended measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which as a global threat made the importance of friendship, tolerance and peace clearer than ever.
In the Refugee Reception Centre Salakovac, UNHCR’s partner BHWI implements informal educational activities for childern by teaching them the Bosnian language and other subjects adapted to primary school age.
On the International Day of Peace, they talked with the children about the importance of peace, coexistence and tolerance, and reminded them of the importance of celebrating this day.
“Peace is when there is no conflict, and when we feel safe and accepted“ – was the joint message of the children from the Refugee Reception Centre Salakovac.
Also, a workshop for women in the centre was held on the topic “Shaping peace together,” where they also discussed what peace means to them, and stressed the importance of women’s perspectives in terms of global conflicts.
The activities of the BHWI project are implemented in cooperation with UNHCR in BiH and with support of the United States government.