The Societal Transformation and Reconciliation (STaR) project is co-implemented by Karuna Center for Peacebuilding (“Karuna Center”) and Bosnian organizations Center for Peacebuilding (“CIM”), Mali Koraci, Proni Center for youth development (“PRONI”), and Youth initiative for human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina (“YIHR”). The project is taking place in Stolac, Bijeljina, Velika Kladuša, Olovo, Sokolac, Jajce, Banja Luka, Doboj, Mostar and Sarajevo. The projects core constituents are youth; the project will also conduct activities with the broader community…
Our NGO started an educational program called Peace Camp in 2004. These weeklong retreats bring together individuals from different ethnic backgrounds to meet and discuss taboo topics related to conflict in BiH. Participants have the rare opportunity to discuss the history of war and ethnically based prejudice in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), while learning skills in nonviolent conflict resolution. Building trust is the foundation of the peace camp experience, and administrators trained in nonviolent communication act as facilitators and guides. These camps have been extremely helpful in the past, but true progress requires sustained effort on behalf of the participants…
As part of a worldwide movement to celebrate the International Day of Peace (September 21st), we wanted to raise more awareness of the need for peacebuilding and interreligious dialogue activities in our local community, across Bosnia and Herzegovina, and internationally. This goal became reality through the implementation of annual International Peace Week events…
Center for Peacebuilding engages diverse faith communities and individuals to help rebuild the trust destroyed by the 1992-1995 war. Through education, dialogue, and trauma healing, CIM works to create a sense of tolerance and understanding among people of different faiths. Our work includes, but is not limited to:
- Interreligious Dialogue
- Interreligious Iftar
- Interreligious School
CIM’s Theater “Life” operates as part of the activities of the Center for Peacebuilding. The director of the theater is Timka Omanovic. Participants of the theater are from 6 to 12 years. The theater has been in operation for three years, in April 2020 it will be 4 years since it was founded. ..
The Little English School at CIM is a popular way for youth to develop marketable language skills, engage in intercultural exchange with foreign volunteers who teach the courses. Through fun and play, students learn about the basics of English and adopt their knowledge through creative means.
The volunteers of the Center for Peacebuilding participated in numerous projects and activities . They participated in the REgeneracija project, one of the Center for Peacebuilding’s partner organizations. Our volunteers received a grant for the project, and together with the youth from Drvar they participated in workshops and other activities related to the breaking of stereotypes and prejudices. As the final activity of the REgeneracija project, the primer of a documentary filmed in Sanski Most and Drvar was organized. ..
This project primarily focuses on recording and archiving the life stories of people who have a memory of the war period, as well as exchanging experiences, stories and critical reviews of trauma during workshops, in order to promote peace, emphatic understanding, and human action during the war, ultimately contributing to holistic healing. Project implementation will last two years and will take place in two cities (Prijedor and Banja Luka) and two municipalities (Sanski Most and Ključ) in the Sana River Valley.