In celebration of August 18 – International Youth Day, the Institute for Youth Development KULT signed contracts with organizations from all parts of BiH, supporting young people’s activities with 80,000 BAM.
The contracts they signed today will allow these young people to take part in non-formal education, participate in marking a trail on the southern slopes of Bjelašnica, stage plays, advocate and participate in decision-making processes. Youth with disabilities will also be supported, through initiatives to train students to act as assistants and recording audio books for youth with visual impairments.
Nusmir Muharemović from Zenica, with his team from Studio teatar is planning to stage a play titled “Youth and Corona – Young Creatives Support Their Peers”, intended to show the maturity and dedication of youth to contribute to society during isolation. The theme of the play is the impact of isolation and lessons it taught us. The play will be staged in Zenica and Sarajevo.
“Two youth organizations from Ugljevik and Sapna will implement their activities together. This is a way for us to strengthen our cooperation and connect youth from these two communities. We will use our potential to set up camping and picnic areas on the lakes Mezgraja and Sniježnica, where young people can spend their free time” said Aleksandar Krstić, President of the Association “Korijeni” from Ugljevik.
International Youth Day has been celebrated worldwide since 2000, after the UN General Assembly declared August 12 International Youth Day in 1999. Every year, International Youth Day is dedicated to a different cause. The theme of this year’s International Youth Day is youth engagement for global action. it seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching institutions and decision-making processes. To learn more about International Youth Day, click here to read an article written by youth worker Katarina Vučković.
The Institute will continue working on improving the conditions for youth development and participation in decision-making processes throughout the year.