NEWS 8

October 2015

PROMOTION OF A COMIC BOOK "NIRA" AND WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH IN ŽIVINICE

On October 28, 2015, TPO Foundation has implemented a workshop for young people from the Gymnasium Zivinice, within the project "Initiative for Creative Dialogue and Education" (ICDE). Students and a school library received the comic book "Nira", in which a young and talented activist Nira deals with various problems. The lecturer Elvira Barucija talked with the students about socially engaged art and civic rights and duties of young people from Bosnia and Herzegovina. >> MORE

October 2015

PROMOTION OF A COMIC BOOK "NIRA" AND WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH IN SREBRENIK

Within the project the "Initiative for Creative Dialogue and Education" (ICDE), TPO Foundation has implemented a workshop in the High School "Srebrenik" in Srebrenik on October 28, 2015. The workshop has been implemented in a high school library, with the help and support of school librarian Zeljka Banovic. The lecturer and coordinator, Monja Suta-Hibert, talked with the young people about socially engaged art as well as civic rights and duties of citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina. >> MORE

October 2015

PROJECT A GLOBAL ETHIC IN SCHOOL: THE FIFTH TRAINING OF TEACHERS OF CANTON TUZLA

The fifth and last training of teachers of Canton Tuzla, within the project "A Global Ethic in a School: Integrating a Global Ethic into Educational Structures and Processes in Bosnia-Herzegovina", had been held in Tuzla in hotel "Miris dunja 88" on Saturday and Sunday on October 24 and 25, 2015. A professional team of TPO Foundation Sarajevo – Alen Kristic, Monja Suta-Hibert and Ivana Krstanovic – presented a project of a global ethic to teachers of secondary schools and worked on the demonstration of double lessons. >> MORE

October 2015

THE SECOND TRAINING "MY BUSINESS IDEA, MY CHANCE" IN ORASJE

PO Foundation Sarajevo held the second two-day training for women future entrepreneurs in Northern BiH on October 24 and 25, 2015. The training is part of the project "The Economic Stability of Women As a Contribution to Peace Building in the Community". Second group of women from Domaljevac-Samac and Donji Zabari participated to this training and received education for designing their business plans. >> MORE

October 2015

COALITION FOR RECOM:
Humanity with a woman's face in Bosnia and Herzegovina

"Women are people too", the feminists used to repeat persistently, hoping we wouldn't have to bring this up in the 21st century. But, as soon as we thought we would no longer have to talk about it ever again, it turned out that one more international document had to be adopted in order to put additional pressure on international and national legal subjects to ensure equal participation of women in all areas of life. That is how UN Resolution #1325 on Women, Peace and Security (2000) came to be adopted – as a way to support the international legal framework for the protection of women's human rights. >> MORE

October 2015

conference Call FOR PROPOSAL

TPO Foundation and her distinguished partners are pleased to welcome you to our second international conference on the theme of trauma, memory and healing. This conference seeks to create an interdisciplinary archive of knowledge and opportunities for the healing of memories and trauma in the Balkans and beyond. In a region which experienced the immense violence of three wars in the last century, the scars of trauma are deep and overlapping. Multiple memories are not simple stories of suffering, but play into socio-political agendas through competing victimization narratives. From a historical perspective, the experiences of pain and great loss on all sides in these armed conflicts and repressive regimes means that whole communities carry the allencompassing impact of trauma in their very anatomies and pyches, which call out for recognition and healing. This reality, mixed with the instrumentalization of suffering into victimhood, creates a social dynamic lacking the trust, acceptance, understanding and empathy conditional for collective healing. It may also lead to future conflict, through the perpetuation of vicious cycles of violence and victimization. In order to open a process of recovery or 'de-traumatization', toward a more just, peaceful and stable society, the society must first recognize the presence of its trauma. A social environment is needed that positively confirms the authenticity of individual victims' trauma/s as well as the credibility of the traumatic narratives of groups.

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October 2015

THE FIRST TRAINING "MY BUSINESS IDEA, MY CHANCE" IN ORASJE

TPO Foundation Sarajevo, within the framework of the project "The Economic Stability of Women As a Contribution to Peace Building in the Community", held its first two-day training on entrepreneurship for women in Northern Bosnia on October 9 and 10, 2015 in Orasje. The training was done so as to educate women to prepare their own business plan and to financially support the best business ideas of women from three municipalities: Orasje, Domaljevac-Samac and Donji Zabari. >> MORE

October 2015

PROMOTION OF THE COMIC BOOK "NIRA" AND WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH IN ŽELJEZNO POLJE

TPO Foundation has organized and implemented a workshop "Nirini izazovi", within the project "Initiative for Creative Dialogue and Education" (ICDE). The workshop has been implemented in the elementary school Abdulvehab Ilhamija", in Željezno polje, on October 12, 2015. >> MORE

October 2015

PROJECT A GLOBAL ETHIC IN SCHOOL: THE FOURTH TRAINING OF TEACHERS OF CANTON TUZLA

The fourth training of teachers in Canton Tuzla, within the project "A Global Ethic in a School: Integrating a Global Ethic into Educational Structures and Processes in Bosnia-Herzegovina", had been held in Tuzla in hotel "Miris dunja 88" on Saturday and Sunday on September 12 and 13, 2015. A professional team of TPO Foundation Sarajevo – Alen Kristic, Monja Suta-Hibert and Ivana Krstanovic – presented a project of a global ethic to teachers of secondary schools and worked on the demonstration of double lessons. >> MORE

October 2015

PROJECT A GLOBAL ETHIC IN SCHOOL: THE THIRD TRAINING OF TEACHERS OF CANTON TUZLA

Within the project "A Global Ethic in a School: Integrating a Global Ethic into Educational Structures and Processes in Bosnia-Herzegovina", done with the partnership of The Global Ethic Foundation from Tübingen, the third training of teachers in Canton Tuzla had been held in Tuzla in hotel "Miris dunja 88" on Saturday and Sunday on September 12 and 13, 2015. Alen Kristic, Monja Suta-Hibert and Ivana Krstanovic – a professional team of TPO Foundation Sarajevo – presented a project of a global ethic to teachers of secondary schools and worked on the demonstration of double lessons. >> MORE

September 2015

PROMOTION OF A COMIC BOOK "NIRA" AND WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH IN VISOKO

TPO Foundation Sarajevo has implemented a workshop for young people and promoted a comic book "Nira" in the Gymnasium "Visoko" in Visoko on September 22, 2015. A workshop was implemented within the project "Initiative for creative dialogue and education" (ICDE) for students of first and second grade of the secondary school. The lecturer, Elvira Baručija, used interactive communication to talk to young people about their attitudes and knowledge on socially engaged art and civic activism. >> MORE

September 2015

PROMOTION OF A COMIC BOOK "NIRA" AND WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH IN TRAVNIK

TPO Foundation Sarajevo has implemented a workshop for young people in the elementary school "Kalibunar" within the project "Initiative for Creative Dialogue and Education" (ICDE) on September 18, 2015. The participants of the workshop were pupils of eighth and ninth grade of the elementary school. The lecturer, Monja Suta-Hibert, used creative methods and interactive communication, in order to encourage young people to think about socially engaged art and the significance of critical thinking. >> MORE

September 2015

PROMOTION OF A COMIC BOOK "NIRA" AND WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN ZENICA

TPO Foundation, Sarajevo has implemented a workshop for young people, with the promotion of a comic book "Nira", on September 17, 2015. The participants of this workshop were students from the First Gymnasium in Zenica. A lecturer, Monja Suta-Hibert, presented the project "Initiative for Creative Dialogue and Education" (ICDE) and, through the interactive lecture, spoke about socially engaged art and civic activism, stressing the significance of volunteering as a one of the forms of civic activism. >> MORE

September 2015

TPO Foundation published a new book for teenagers called "Nira's Challenges"

After two editions of the comic book novel "Nira", along with the authors Elma Softic-Kaunitz and Pavle Kaunitz, TPO Foundation published a book about Nira's daily challenges she is trying to overcome by positive activism without allowing injustice to win. The aim of this publication is to motivate and encourage young people to creatively learn, read, reflect, act properly and be active participants of the community in which they live with the message that every individual has rights and obligations to be active in the development of democratic civil society and help protect and promote human rights. >> PDF

September 2015

Bauk FemiNauk - Bogey FemiTeaching

The goal of comic editions named Bogey FemiTeaching is to inspire people to question prejudices about feminism, gender equality and the status of women in contemporary BiH society through humorous comic situations, because often even the casual mention of the word feminism is causing a wave of stereotypical reactions. Those who know very little about feminism are usually fiercest critics. The basic attitude of feminism is that women should have equal rights and opportunities as men. The feminist doctrine really is not bogey, only those on high positions in society created bogey feminism to suppress women to participate equally in all spheres of life together with the men. Više/Manje

September 2015

Reception of TPO representatives in the office of president Klaic

Orasje – The Prime Minister of Posavina Canton, Marijan Klaić, at the seat of Government in Orasje, spoke to representatives of TPO Foundation (Transcultural, Psychosocial, Educational Foundation), Mandica Zivkovic and Eldina Hecimovic – coordinators of TPO Foundation Sarajevo. TPO Foundation is supported by the Norwegian Government and is working a lot of years on projects of women empowerment and peace building, which contribute to the political, economic, and social stability in general.
TPO Foundation, located in Sarajevo, among other things, provides financial support to the development of projects and programs which would be carried out by women in this area also. They would, as presented during the interview by the coordinators of this project, consolidated the activities of women from various municipalities (or from a regional perspective) and cities as well. Thus, women would contribute to economic development. At the same time, the economic stability of women through such projects contributes to peace building in the community, said Prime Minister Klaic after the reception of the representatives of TPO Foundation Sarajevo.

September 2015

PROJECT A GLOBAL ETHIC IN SCHOOL: THE SECOND TRAINING OF TEACHERS OF CANTON TUZLA

Within the project "A Global Ethic in a School: Integrating a Global Ethic into Educational Structures and Processes in Bosnia-Herzegovina", done with the partnership of The Global Ethic Foundation from Tübingen, the second treining of teachers in Canton Tuzla had been held in Tuzla in hotel "Miris dunja 88" on Saturday and Sunday on September 12 and 13, 2015. Alen Kristic, Monja Suta-Hibert and Ivana Krstanovic – a professional team of TPO Foundation Sarajevo – presented a project of a global ethic to teachers of secondary schools and worked on the demonstration of double lessons. >> MORE

August 2015

TPO Foundation supported summer camp for children

"Back to nature", organized by the Foundation Bosana

On 7th of August, TPO Foundation was on Vlasic near Travnik in the camp for children "Back to nature" and thus supported the friendship, language practice, painting, dance and life without cell phones. Bosana Foundation organized a camp for children of age 10 to 14 years, and an opportunity for friendship in the camp had children that lost one or both parents, children with serious financial situation, children who experienced domestic violence and a special opportunity for new friendships and socializing was provided to children from the Diaspora. >> MORE

July 2015

MAPPING A GLOBAL VIEW OF FEMINISM

Gender study scholar Zilka Spahic-Siljak was interviewd by the Gender News from Stanford University in the United States about mapping the global views of feminism and feminism parallels in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United States, and about the importance of social justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina and beyond.
Interview Read on: >> LINK

July 2015

Invigorating knowledge through activism - interview

magazine Stav by Zilka SpahiĆ Šiljak 2015

Zilka Spahic Siljak, gender study scholar was interviewed by magazine Stav about several important themes of her academic and activist work both in BiH and USA with particular focus on constant checking and testing of what we learn and teach. For her freedom to learn and freedom to question are equally important for keeping human spirit fresh and alive. >> PDF

July 2015

TPO Foundation participated in STRIPITI FESTIVAL 2015

Association Another angle (original name: Drugi ugao) unveiled latest comic production available in BiH and beyond at the STRIPITI Fest. This year at STRIPITI Fest, TPO Foundation presented the comic book novel NIRA in 2014 and Bauk FemiNauk with more than 20 comics. The coordinator of the project ICDE, Melika Šahinović, among other exhibitors of traditional and innovative comics, presented activities of the foundation and two years work on the comic books as a form of expression that communicate different messages interlaced images and words that encourages learning, reflection and work and combine creativity and civic activism. >> MORE

June 2015

PROJECT A GLOBAL ETHIC IN SCHOOL: THE FIFTH TRAINING OF TEACHERS OF CANTON SARAJEVO

The fifth training of teachers in Canton Sarajevo within the project "A Global Ethic in a School: Integrating a Global Ethic into Educational Structures and Processes in Bosnia-Herzegovina", done with the partnership of The Global Ethic Foundation from Tübingen, had been held in Sarajevo in Hotel Hollywood on Saturday and Sunday on June 13 and 14, 2015. Alen Kristic, Monja Suta-Hibert and Ivana Krstanovic – a professional team of TPO Foundation Sarajevo – presented a project of a global ethic to teachers of secondary schools and worked on the demonstration of double lessons. The training was attended by 20 teachers and an adviser for education of the Educational-Pedagogical Institute of Sarajevo Azemina Bogdanovic. >> MORE

May 2015

TPO ORGANIZED FIRST TRAINING FOR YOUTH CALLED
"PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT"

On the basis of the needs of young people in the project "ICDE" TPO Foundation created a new manual called "Personal and professional development - manual for young people". I order to assist young people to acquire additional knowledge and skills relating to leadership, communication, employment and other important issues for young people, TPO Foundation organized the first two-day training for young people in Sarajevo on May 30 and 31, 2015. >> MORE

May 2015

PROJECT A GLOBAL ETHIC IN SCHOOL: THE FOURTH TRAINING OF TEACHERS OF CANTON SARAJEVO

The training of teachers within the project "A Global Ethic in a School: Integrating a Global Ethic into Educational Structures and Processes in Bosnia-Herzegovina", done with the partnership of The Global Ethic Foundation from Tübingen, had been held in Sarajevo in Hotel Hollywood on Saturday and Sunday on May 30 and 31, 2015. Alen Kristic, Monja Suta-Hibert and Ivana Krstanovic – a professional team of TPO Foundation Sarajevo – presented a project of a global ethic to teachers of secondary schools and worked on the demonstration of double lessons. >> MORE

May 2015

THE THIRD TWO-DAY TRAINING OF VOLUNTEERS OF THE UNION OF STUDENTS HELD IN TUZLA

TPO Foundation organized the third two-day training of volunteers of the Union of Students in Tuzla on May 9 and 10, 2015. Participants of training (32 volunteers) are students of the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation, the Faculty of Philosophy and the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The training for volunteers is a part of the project "Psychosocial support in BiH". Guided by the principles of voluntarism, education refers to the execution of psychosocial workshops and interactive meetings with children and young people aged 7-15, in the areas affected by last year's floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Tuzla Canton. Young volunteers come from the Bosnian-Herzegovinian cities - Derventa, Modrica, Teocak, Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje, Maglaj, Doboj Istok, Zavidovici, Tuzla, Kalesija, Ljubuski, Zivinice, Gradacac, Gracanica, Srebrenik, Mostar, Brcko, Doboj, and from Croatian cities – Rijeka and Vukovar. >> MORE

May 2015

THE SECOND TWO-DAY TRAINING OF VOLUNTEERS OF THE UNION OF STUDENTS HELD IN TUZLA

TPO Foundation organized the second two-day training of volunteers of the Union of Students in Tuzla on April 25 and 26, 2015. Participants of training (19 volunteers) are students of the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation and the Faculty of Philosophy in Tuzla. The training was led by Dr. Amra Delic, a neuropsychiatrist and psychotherapist from Tuzla, an activist in the field of human rights, dialogue and reconciliation. Young volunteers are educating themselves on these trainings to work with children and youth. The workshops' aim is to assess the psychological state of children and youth who have suffered damage during last year's floods, and provide psychosocial assistance through workshops and interactive meetings. A motivating video America's Health Volunteers, considering many years of experience of volunteers and their motivations for volunteering, is shown to young volunteers. >> MORE