Thirty-year-old Ivana ?olakovi? from Fo?a graduated from faculty and has spent the last six years in seach of a job. Today she attended the Regional UMiD (Learn, Think and Act) Online Conference in Sarajevo. She states that she is planning to complete this training successfully. “I finished faculty a long time ago, and I’ve been unemployed for the last six years. I will complete this training because it became evident a long time ago that every form of additional education is useful” – says Ivana. She is just one of almost one hundred youth who were introduced with the Learn, Think and Act Training today.
UMiD Online Conference was organised by “Nautilus” Youth Association with the support of SOS Kinderdorfs BiH and in collaboration with the Institute for Youth Development KULT. The Conference was opened by Lejla ?iĹˇi? – Savovi?, the National Director of SOS Kinderdorfs BiH Programme Development. “I am glad that such an important event is being held precisely in the premises of our youth service, where UMiD Online Centre is located from which youth will be able to attend the training”- she added. Milan Todorovi?, the President of “Nautilus” Youth Association also expressed his contentment over a vast number of participants. “We are a new association – we’ve only been operating for a year. We are glad that the partners from the Institute for Youth Development KULT trusted us to work together in an important project such as youth informal education.”
UMiD Training has been conducted 11 times so far in an in class version. It consists of 12 courses (civil activism and volunteering, searching for employment, teamwork and leadership, self-strengthening). Due to a great interest of youth, the training was made available in an online version, as they claim from the Institute for Youth Development KULT.
“We wish that a great number of youth would finish the training. So far, 300 youth completed the training in a classroom version. We aim for all of them to acquire additional knowledge and skills and to become better in the future. After completing the training successfully, youth will become youth leaders, who will, in a sense, be the connection between other youth in their local community and the government” – emphasized Mirela Ajanovi? from the Institute for Youth Development KULT. She added that the training is completely free and may be accessed at www.obuka.ba.
Regional UMiD Online Conference was already held in Velika KladuĹˇa, and the Institute is announcing two others, in Jablanica on 21 July and in Srebrenica on 23 July.
UMiD Online initiative is supported by UNDEF.