As part of the “Young Men Initiative” project, which the Perpetuum mobile Institute has been working on with CARE International and other partners since 2006, a three-day training seminar for future peer educators was held in Doboj from April 19 to 21, 2022. The training was attended by 30 young high school and university students from Banja Luka, Teslić, and Doboj.
During this training, young people were taught about the fundamentals of using the manuals “Program Y” and “Program E,” as well as how to implement educational workshops in primary and secondary schools. Participants had the opportunity to meet Zlatan Mišić, Advisor to the Ombudsman for Children of Republika Srpska, who spoke about the roles of the Ombudsman for Children institution and the importance of children’s rights.
Participants were able to meet Zlatan Mišić, Advisor to the Ombudsman for Children of Republika Srpska, who spoke about the roles of the Ombudsman for Children, the importance of peer education and violence prevention among young people, as well as how to report violence and who to contact.
Nikola Dorontić, a social pedagogue and family therapist, also spoke about the challenges and obstacles in working with at-risk youth and how to overcome them.
At this training, participants had the opportunity to hear some of the latest standards in the implementation of educational workshops and work with young people. We strengthened the personal capacities of young people, studied diligently and encouraged them to actively participate in society. In this way, we have strengthened the Be Men Club, a club for young men and women who, by their example and personal engagement, work on the promotion of gender equality and the prevention of violence among young people.
This activity was implemented within Young Men Initiative project Future for You(th): Young people as Leaders of Life Skills Education in the Balkans, financed by Austrian Development Agency, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and OAK Fondation, implemented by CARE International Balkans in cooperation with Institute Perpetuum Mobile.