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The 16th generation of UMiD participants is taking bolder steps on their way to personal growth and development. This last weekend, they attended a module on volunteering and civil activism. During this module, the participants visited the Muslim charity “Merhamet”, where they spent some time volunteering and cooking meals for disadvantaged families and migrants.

“This module stirred up some strong emotions and made us reflect more on what goes on in our communities. The activities we did, the volunteering in the soup kitchen, showed us that there’s no greater joy than being a part of a team helping develop the community. Volunteering also helped us see the other side of the story. It was fun and educational. We were more relaxed than before, thanks to this entire module”, said Lejla Bajramović from Zenica.

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During these three days of training, the participants were eager to learn more about the topics presented to them. Some of the participants gave statements for a documentary about young people which is currently being filmed by Televizija Sarajevo. Almin Hodžić from Tešanj also shared his experience from this module, and was particularly impressed with the guest of “Coffee Time With…”, Slobodan Blagovčanin, a young activist from Tuzla. Almin agreed that Slobodan was an excellent choice because the participants had a chance to talk to a person who engages in activism every day.

Slobodan was also the second guest of the show we air in our Facebook group eForum of democracy and human rights. If you’re not in this group yet, make sure you join us by clicking https://www.facebook.com/groups/1011348132591691/.

UMiD is implemented with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in BiH.

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About UMiD Kids - Learn, Think and Act! Training for Kids

The Institute for Youth Development KULT has been implementing the training Learn, Think and Act! for youth leaders for more than 15 years. Our experience in youth work, and years of working with children in our School of Friendship program tell us that it’s crucial for children to learn about leadership as early as possible, so that they’re better prepared to tackle social tasks and schoolwork. Since leadership skills and connection with our community are developed at an early age, the Institute is launching a new training - Learn, Think and Act! for Kids (UMiD Kids).

UMiD Kids is an interactive educational program for children, consisting of 12 modules dealing with topics relevant to a child’s intellectual, emotional and sociological development. The program and topic UMiD Kids will help your children deal with the challenges posed by the society, develop their skills, support their peers, improve their emotional intelligence and self-esteem. In addition to the useful skills and knowledge, your children will also gain 30 new friends from all across Sarajevo Canton, and experience a different way of learning that will certainly give them a welcome boost in their growth and development.

Who can apply to UMiD Kids?

  • children between 8 and 10 years of age
  • children from Sarajevo Canton
  • children who love learning and new experiences
  • childen whose parents/guardians support their participation in programs such as this one
  • children who are free for one entire weekend a month for the next 6 months (February - July 2020).

Methodology (or How we will be working with your children)

The goal of this program is to improve children’s confidence, deepen their connection with parents, their school and friends, to help them see themselves and others in context and more clearly, to develop a sensibility to others and themselves.

Each session will contain interactive informal education methods, using games as a tool for working with children. This approach will give all children a chance to show what they learned, and help them develop their potential in groups and individually. Some of the exercises are designed for groups of varying sizes, and some are designed to be tailored to individual children. Parents will be informed about the methods when necessary.

After children learn about basic children’s rights, they will find it easy to follow rules of good behavior and politeness, they will improve their cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills, learn basic communication skills, build self-esteem and respect for others, learn to control emotions such as anger, and learn the importance of their role in teamwork. All these tools will help children embrace their role in their family, in school and in relationships with their peers.

Schedule of modules and topics in UMiD Kids

UMiD Kids starts on February 28 and finished on July 26, 2020.

12 one-day modules will be held over the course of 6 weekends. Every weekend we will be working on two topics and enjoying field trips to museums, cultural, sports and other events for children.

The complete schedule with planned dates and obligations of parents/guardians is available in the text of the Public call.

The cost of the training

UMiD Kids is free!

Working materials, refreshments, meals, transportation and tickets for field trips will be paid for by the Institute.

Parents will be reimbursed through a bank payment for the travel expenses incurred when transporting children to and from modules.  

The Institute does not cover insurance costs for children or the potential damage done by children to equipment or third persons.

How to apply?

To apply for your child to attend UMiD Kids, fill out all the required information using the link below, by February 9, 2020, 23:59.

LINK:  http://mladi.org/myURL/umidkids

You will receive feedback on your application by February 14, 2020, at the latest.

The parents of children who will be attending UMiD Kids will attend an introductory meeting planned for February 18, 2020, in the afternoon.

If you need more information about UMiD Kids, reach out via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 033 778 763.

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This weekend, Learn, Think and Act for Young Political Leaders, Generation 18 had their first module. The topic of this module was teamwork and leadership, and the group’s first team effort was a celebration of Orange Day. They learned more about types of violence, and, more importantly, how to prevent it and what to do about it.  

One in two women in BiH over the age of 15 has experienced some form of violence. For several years now, Bosnia and Herzegovina, like the rest of the world, has been celebrating Orange Day on the 25th day of every month, to draw attention to the fight to end violence against women and girls.

The first module included Coffee Time With… Nudžejma Softić, our successful marathon runner and triathlete, who talked to the participants about teamwork and leadership. Nudžejma was the guest of the first episode in the E-Forum series on human rights and democracy, which you will be able to see in the Facebook group.

“Former UMiD participants told me that UMiD is unlike any other training for activists. I’m anticipating a year full of learning and progress, given that the first module has already made a big impression, motivates me and encourages me to look within myself and decide to do better at organizing my tasks and obligations. I think this is an ideal opportunity for everyone to mature, maintain continuity, meet new people and have an unforgettable new experience. Most importantly, this is a chance to learn new skills that they will be able to put to use at a moment’s notice”, said Edna Mulić from Brčko District, one of the training participants.

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The Learn, Think and Act! training for Generation 16 is implemented with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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