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November 2018

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM IN HIGH SCHOOL FOR TEXTILE, LEATHER AND DESIGN SARAJEVO


In partnership with TPO Foundation, High School for textile, leather and design from Sarajevo carried out activities for their students on the occasion of the International Campaign 16 Days of Activism 30.11.2018.
With motto "Children are Our" Mirror teachers Alma Ahmethodzic and Amela Stambol conducted workshops on peer and gender-based violence.

November 2018

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM SECOND GYMNASIUM SARAJEVO


Professor Elmana Cerić from the Second Gymnasium in Sarajevo with her students conducted a workshop withint the 16 Days of Activism Campaign on November 29, 2018. In accordance with the instriuctions from TPO Foundation and with motto Children are Our Mirror they discussed about cultural constructions of gender, stereotypes and how they affect gender roles. Neglecting children and violence against children were specific themes of the workshop.

VIŠE: https://www.2gimnazija.edu.ba/bs/
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November 2018

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM HIGH SCHOOL OF APPLIED ART SARAJEVO


Professir Selvira Mašnić from High School of Applied Art in Sarajevo in collaboration with TPO Foundation conducted a workshop within the 16 Days of Activism Campaign against gender-based violence. Through five drama sketch students showed what are the reasons for under-reporting of violence, but also that there is an exit if a victim find support to overcome fears and stigma.

November 2018

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM IN FRANCISCAN GYMNASIUM VISOKO


Professor Dragana Koprivica together with her five colleagues from Franciscan Gymnasium and their students contributed to the 16 Days of Activism Campaign through the workshop on gender-based violence.
In collaboration with TPO Foundation on November 28, 2018 they carried out a workshop in the school and with the materials they received from TPO Foundation they discussed how they understood moto ''Chlidren are Our Mirror'' and what we can learn about various types of violence and what are consequences for a victim of violence.

November 2018

SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE SEMINARS
HELD IN SIX PRIMARY PARTNER SCHOOLS OF CENTRAL BOSNIA CANTON

From November 11 to 30, 2018, six additional seminars on "Sociology of Gender and Gender-Based Violence" (PGBV) were organized in six primary partner schools on this project in Central Bosnia Canton. Teachers who participated in the seminars were from the following schools: OŠ "Ivan Goran Kovačić" Fojnica, OŠ "Nova Bila", OŠ "Busovača", OŠ "Bila", OŠ "Travnik", and OŠ "Uskoplje". Šejla Džanan and Snježana Petraš, pedagogues and psychologists and TPO Foundation's associates, were leading the seminars. The primary goal of those seminars was education in the area of gender sociology and violence, which is missing in the schools, especially for primary school teachers.
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November 2018

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM IN THIRD GYMNASIUM SARAJEVO


On 25.11.2018, with motto "Children are Our Mirror" the Third Gymnasium from Sarajevo conducted a workshop for their students on peer and gender-based violence. With the support of TPO Foundation, which provided calendars, posters and bags these topics were presented in an attractive way to students. The Third Gymnasium joined the 16 Days of Activism Campaign carried out by TPO Foundation for years in partnership with school across Bosnia and Herzegovina.

More:
http://treca-gimnazija.edu.ba/
novosti/16-dana-aktivizma-u-trecoj-gimnaziji/

November 2018

10 SEMINARS "SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER AND GENDER BASED
VIOLENCE REALIZED IN THE PARTNER SCHOOLS
OF THE HERZEGOVINA-NERETVA CANTON

Herzegovina-Neretva Canton (HNC) Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport and TPO Foundation from Sarajevo organized seminars for 200 teachers and pedagogues from October 23 to November 14 in cooperation with their partner schools as part of the Peer and Gender-Based Violence Project (PGBV). The topics of the seminars were gender sociology and gender-based violence. The project coordinator is Emina Jusufbegović, an expert adviser for the HNC Ministry of Education, and the seminar moderators were expert advisers for the Pedagogy Institute and Education Institute, Edna Haznadarević and Andreja Pehar.
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November 2018

SEMINARS "SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
REALIZED IN THE FIRST FIVE PARTNER SCHOOLS
OF THE CENTRAL BOSNIAN CANTON

Teachers in five primary schools in the Central Bosnia Canton had an opportunity to speak about important topics for school communities, sociology of gender and gender-based violence, in the period from October 25 to November 13, 2018. In the organization of TPO Foundation, associates, pedagogues and psychologists from this canton, Snježana Petraš and Šejla Džanan held seminars in elementary schools: "Treća osnovna škola Bugojno", "Prva osnovna škola Jaklić" in Bugojno, "Kaćuni" in Busovača, "Berta Kučera"  in Jajce and "Edhem Mulabdić" in Opare, Novi Travnik.. The seminars were realized within the three year project "Peer and gender based violence", which TPO Foundation implement in cooperation with three cantonal ministries of education of FBiH. The aim of the seminar is to strengthen school communities on the topics of gender and gender-based violence for their recognition and prevention. Teachers of the remaining six primary partner schools CBC will also have the opportunity to discuss these topics in the coming period.

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October 2018

WINNERS OF THE PUBLIC CALL "LIVING VALUES" WITHIN THE CONFERENCE "ETOS INICIJATIVA"


On October 29, 2018, in Sarajevo, the Etos Inicijativa (Ethos Initiative) program celebrated five years of successful work with the "Etos Inicijativa" conference.
Public Call Living Values results were presented and the first award inwent to students from the mprimary school  Husino Tuzla and studemts from the Highs School Gračanica.

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October 2018

FIVE YEARS IS BEHIND US - ETHOS Initiative Conference

Together with associates, friends, partners and supporters, TPO Foundation organized a Conference ETHOS Initiative on October 29.10.2018, in Srajevo and gathered over 250 participants. Five year jubilee was celebrated in five cantons and some local communities from other parts of BiH with diverse program accompanied by presentations of ministries, pedagogical institutes, faith communities and the book launch: "Living Values: global ethos in local context of BiH". We spoke about good, ad importance of ethical and moral values as well as responsibility we have towards ourselves and towards the world in which we live.
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October 2018

Etos initiative - Three SHORT FILMS

Etos Initiative was promoted through three short films recorded and prepared by teachers from primary and elementary schools of BiH with financial support of TPO Foundation.
First film "School is Our Home", is authored by Amela Petričević, a teacher from Primary School Husino, Tuzla. Children from this school speak about universal ethical values they promote in their school within Etos Initiative program.
econd film "Living Values" is prepared by teacher Selvira Mašnić and her students from HIgh School of Applied Art, Sarajevo. The film is directed by Teuta Hot and students from the school deminstate that is important to have a goal, to feel beauty, friendship, support and understanding.
Third film "Living Values - friendship" is recorded by pedagogue Mirza Jahić from High-school of Medicine, Tuzla with his students. They portrayed a power and importance of friendship particularly towards those who are less privileged and who are impaired or have other special needs.

October 2018

FIFTH PANEL DISCUSSION OF FER DISCOURSES:
"INSTRUMENTALIZATION OF A 'LIVING' WOMANS BODY"


TPO Foundation and IMIC Zajedno from Sarajevo organized fifth session of FER Discourses on October 25, 2018. The session was moderated by Nikola Vučić and professor  Ajla Demiragić from the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo, gave her presentation: "Instrumentalization of female 'living body': from national guardians of life to 'cowgirls with hijab'".


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October 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT: "Etos initiative" Conference

TPO Foundation announces a Conference "Etos initiative". which will take place on October 29, 2018 in the hotel Hills, Ilidza, Sarajevo at 10 am. Over 200 teachers and pedagogues as well as ministry of education and civil society representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina will participate in the Conference. The results of the "Living Values" art competition and the new book "Living Values: global Ethos in Local Context of Bosnia and Herzegovina" will be presented at the Conference.

October 2018

ISLAM AND FEMINISM: MISSION (IM)POSSIBLE


Islam is compatible with feminism, concluded Dr. Zilka Spahić Šiljak in her lecture if we approach ti it from egalitarian idealized cosmology of gender roles. "Islam and feminism: Mission (im)possible", the fourth Fer Discourse session, was held at IMIC Zajedno, on October 5, 2018.

Interview from Urban Magazine brings details from that lecture.

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September 2018

Workshop on Transgenerational Trauma
#NeverAgain

Project  #NeverAgain: Teaching Transmission of Trauma and Remembrance through Experiential Learning is coordinated by the Center for the Study of Storytelling, Experientiality and Memory (SELMA) of the University of Turku, Finland, and co-funded through the Europe for Citizens Program of the European Commission. TPO Foundation is one of seven members of the consortium of this project, which was officially opened by a press conference during a two-day workshop at the University of Turku. On behalf of the  TPO Foundation, the project is represented by Alma Jeftić, who participated in the mentioned press conference and workshops in the period from 26-28 September 2018.
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September 2018

COLLABORATIVE PROJECT #NEVERAGAIN

TPO Foundation is one of the partners in the EU project  #NeverAgain project that aims to address the concealed hatreds, prejudices and normalized oppression that are learnt through the unhealed and transmitted traumas perpetuated in our everyday lives through seemingly harmless everyday practices. The project partners from Finland, Denmark, Romania, Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lithuania, Poland, Italy will together with students develop and deliver 4 clusters of local events with their communities to test experiential learning tools (ELT) in order to experience the harmful effect of transmitted collective traumas and how they impact the continuation of hatreds and vengeance today. Events will bring together around 200 students and additional 200-300 community members and invited audiences and influence numerous other individuals by using event hashtags on the social media. The processes and outcomes will be presented at the final event "#NeverAgain: Teaching Transmission of Trauma and Remembrance through Experiential Learning", a workshop-based conference, where we aim to attract between 50-100 professionals and young people from across Europe, from a variety of disciplines and fields of work: from universities, NGOs, public bodies like museums and memorial houses, community workers and individuals. In the dissemination phase, we plan to develop and launch a transnational blended educational platform, combining different in-class experiential group methods and individual online webinars/videogames to be disseminated among teachers of all fields tackling with collective memory but also educators from the non-governmental sector and other public bodies. The project is implemented in the period of 2018-2019.

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September 2018

PARTICIPATION IN THE OSCE CONFERENCE IN WARSAW

On behalf of TPO Foundation, professor Zilka Spahić Šiljak participated in the OSCE conference Agenda for 2018 Human Dimension Implementation. Within the panel: ''Tolerance Non-discrimination, including combating anti-Semitism, combating intolerance, discrimination based on religion or belief, including against Christian, Muslims and members of other religions'', professor Spahić Šiljak was speaking about utilization of the concept of ''relational dialogism'', which seeks to overcome secular-religious dualisms. Relational dialogism is a framework that opens up the possibility of understanding religion and politics not as two separate and completely divided spheres of life, but as two spheres that are constantly changing, shifting, and impacting each other.
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August 2018

PEER AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE SUMMER SCHOOL


In Sarajevo, from August 30 to September 2, 2018, TPO Foundation held a four-day Peer and Gender-Based Violence Summer School, launched in cooperation with ministries of education from three cantons: Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, Central Bosnia Canton and Sarajevo Canton. The participants were pedagogues from 30 schools, ministry representatives and college assistants. The goal of the summer school was to learn more about these issues and to create an action plan for the future activities.
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August 2018

"0% Tolerance for Violence in Schools" Conference Held in Mostar

Violence isn't the answer! Violence foster violence! Violence endangers individuals and entire societies! It is necessary to work systematically with all stakeholders in order to adequately prevent violence. Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports in Herzegovina-Neretva Canton prepared annual conference on the topic "0% tolerance for violence in schools" which was held in Mostar on August 29, 2018 in partnership with: TPO Foundation, Snaga mladih, Altruist, Genesis project, Youth Power and others.
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August 2018

FIRST P4C SAPERE TRAINING
IN CRITICAL PHILOSOPHICAL ENQUIRY IN BIH


In cooperation with SAPERE (Society for Advancing Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education) from England, TPO Foundation organized in Sarajevo from August 27 to 29, 2018 the first SAPERE training in philosophy for children which is aimed at developing thinking, speaking and writing skills, by using critical thinking methods developed by Professor Mathew Lipman at the end of the 20th century. The training instructor was a SAPERE program expert Dr. Patricia Hannam, who works as county inspector/adviser for RE, History and Philosophy in England. The first participants in the seminar were educators in primary and secondary schools in BiH, college assistants and TPO Foundation representatives.
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June 2018

GREATER UNDERSTANDING LEADS TO HEALTHIER OUTCOMES
PEDAGOGUES FROM CENTRAL BOSNIA CANTON ORGANIZED TRAININGS IN
BEHAVIORAL AND EMOTIONAL DISORDERS OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS


Central Bosnia Canton pedagogues, who attended at the beginning of April the seminar "Behavioral and emotional disorders of children and adolescents – greater understanding leads to healthier outcomes", led by Nermina Kravić, M.D., prepared and held trainings in May 2018 for their school colleagues on the topic of greater understanding of this area and better approach to issues they face at school. With pedagogues and psychologists of this canton as moderators, lower grade teachers and subject teachers at 11 schools had the chance to learn about different behavioral disorders of children and their symptoms, and share their experiences and thoughts on difficulties they face in their search for appropriate methods of working with these children and their parents.
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June 2018

THIRD AND FOURTH CATECHIST'S MEETINGS IN SARAJEVO:
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN A SECULAR CONTEXT


After the Catechist's meeting in Zenica, the TPO Foundation, in cooperation with the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Catechetical Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina, continued with the organization of a specific education program focused on teachers of Islamic and Catholic religious' education. In this regard, on June 25 and 26, 2018, the third and fourth Catechist's meeting of the religious teachers of Sarajevo Canton, Herzegovina-Neretva Canton and Canton Tuzla took place in Sarajevo.
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