World Vision Bosnia and Herzegovina

Our Work

World Vision works with children, their families and communities to reach society where each child has hope, equal opportunity and is empowered to fulfill its full potential. In order to accomplish this, World Vision conducts range of programmes that promote Child Protection; Equality and Quality in Education and Family and Community Resilience.

 

Children are Cared for, Protected and Participating

World Vision’s projects strive to ensure that all boys and girls in Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially the most vulnerable, are protected from exploitation, abuse, neglect and other forms of violence against children, in their families and communities. We also seek to strengthen local and national child protection systems in contextually appropriate ways: where government, civil society and community stakeholders are empowered, coordinated and working together to create protective environment that cares for and supports all children.

We aim to accomplish our goal by:

  • Working on strengthening the capacities of local partners to respond to the most critical needs of children, with a special emphasis on the most vulnerable, including: Roma children, children with disabilities and children living in poverty;
  • Cooperating with local and national partners in both entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina to create and support meaningful opportunities for children to participate in decisions that affect them and their families;
  • Improving local and national systems and structures for the benefit of all children;
  • Empowering parents to proactively respond to girls' and boys' needs and rights in order to provide care and protection to all children, as well as to demand and access essential services.

 

Children Have Access to Quality in Education and Acquire Necessary Life Skills

World Vision is determined to work with all relevant stakeholders in order to achieve society where all children, especially the most vulnerable, have access to quality education. We assist schools to self-reflect and help them overcome barriers they face in everyday work when it comes to inclusion and support for all children. Our additional focus is in assisting schools deliver quality education with emphasis on teaching competencies children need for life, as well as improving preparedness of schools in disaster risk reduction.

World Vision has been running education programmes in Bosnia and Herzegovina for fifteen years. Education and Life skills program is one of the organizational strategic priorities for the period of 2015-2018, responding to identified needs in education.

We aim to accomplish our goal by:

  • Working with formal and informal education stakeholders to respond to the needs of children, especially the most vulnerable;
  • Developing children and youth life skills to better prepare them for life;
  • Making schools more accessible to children from vulnerable communities, as well as improving culture of disaster prevention and preparedness in schools. 

 

Families and Communities are Resilient 

World Vision in Bosnia and Herzegovina works to strengthen livelihood mechanisms at the community level and improve access to economic opportunities and sustained livelihoods for economically disadvantaged families with children, especially focusing on the most vulnerable.

World Vision commits to working with local communities and relevant stakeholders on enhancing disaster preparedness, as one of the key aspects of community resilience. In this regard, World Vision strives to raise awareness and empower local communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina in their capacity to effectively respond to natural disasters, as well as purposefully engage with relevant, better capacitated and well-coordinated services and decision-making mechanisms, while placing focus on children.     

We aim to accomplish our goal by:

  • Strengthening livelihood mechanisms at the community level;
  • Improving access to economic opportunities for economically disadvantaged families with children, especially focusing on the most vulnerable;
  • Enhancing employability, life skills and decision making participation for unemployed youth;
  • Working with local communities and relevant partners on enhancing disaster preparedness, as one of the key aspects of community resilience; 
  • Raising awareness and empowering local communities to effectively respond to natural disasters, promote and apply Child Led Disaster Risk Reduction activities as well as purposefully engage with relevant, better capacitated and well-coordinated services and decision-making mechanisms.     

 

 

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