Banja Luka as the example of multisectoral cooperation on the promotion of healthy lifestyles and Program Y
The City of Banja Luka and the City Administration have launched a campaign and program called “Human Face of Banja Luka”. This will contribute to the activation and advancement of the position of young people and third-age persons in the Banja Luka area.
Perpetuum mobile Institute has been granted the exclusivity of working with all secondary schools (16 schools) in the City of Banja Luka Using the work methodology described in the “PROGRAM Y” manual! This endeavor will involve students as peer educators and teachers as mentors and supervisors in promoting healthy lifestyles and thus contribute to the sustainability of all that we have been developing and creating since 2006!
The City of Banja Luka has entrusted Perpetuum Mobile to organize a series of activities through the project “20.000 Reasons to Promote Healthy Lifestyle in Banja Luka” that will contribute to the development of a culture of nonviolence among young people in Banja Luka through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles and nonviolent behavior.
This project will directly target the following target groups:
1000 high school students from the City of Banja Luka who will go through 4 cycles of educational workshops
32 peer educators (16 male and 16 female) who will be trained to carry out educational programs under Program Y from 16 secondary schools in Banja Luka
64 members of teaching staff working with children (teachers, psychologists, social workers, educators) from 16 secondary schools in Banja Luka
The 32 most active and motivated young people will be recognized and invited to join an already formed youth group through the Youth Initiative – Be a Male project
20,000 people will be indirect beneficiaries of this project, thanks to social media promotion.
The activity was implemented as part of the YMI – Young Men Initiative project: “Promoting Healthier Lifestyle among Young People in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Challenging Gender Stereotypes II” and the project: “Men and Boys as Partners in Promoting Gender Equality and Addressing Extremism and Youth Violence in the Western Balkans “, which is supported by the Government of Switzerland, the OAK Foundation, the Austrian Development Agency and CARE International in Bosnia and Herzegovina.