Bosnia and Herzegovina – Post-war assistance
UNESCO’s Programme for the Education of Children in Need was very active during the Balkans conflict, rebuilding and equipping over a hundred educational establishments.
In some places toys were distributed. In others, teacher aids were designed and spread for the education of refugees. A kindergarten was reconstructed and set up in Sarajevo to serve as an model for replication, as well as a school for the blind and an educational institution for mentally-disabled children. An army barracks was converted into a vocational training college. Perhaps the greatest achievement, as well as the above, was the foundation, along with the Austrian NGO, Hope’87, of a clinic specialised in pain treatment for children and youths who had suffered amputations and wounds. As well as dealing with medical issues, it provided various options for vocational skills training.Back to top