Name of organization:
Cerebra, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Description of organization:
Cerebra is a youth-led organization that works on the empowerment of youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina by equipping them with modern knowledge, transferable skills and attitudes required for success.
Youth Can Do (BunlQa) was a project that aspired to create space for intercultural dialogue and long-term cooperation between the ethnic groups of the country. The project addressed two concrete challenges that the youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina was facing: Firstly, the limited number of programs of any kind that connected the youth with different regions, ethnic, religious and national backgrounds of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Secondly, the lack of awareness of the importance of non-formal education as a supplement to formal education. By arranging various training programs, seminars and workshops for the youth, Cerebra created a favorable and peaceful environment for cooperation beyond religious and cultural boundaries. A regional NGO from Serbia organized a study visit for a group of students from the USA, and the BunIQa initiative was one of their main interests. Participants increased their skills and self-confidence, and developed creative and critical thinking, cooperation skills, and knowledge. BunIQa is now a network of multi-ethnic activists from 11 cities from all parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina.