Regional Youth Leadership Camp

June 10, 2022 YMI News

CARE International Balkans and Young Men Initiative team has the honor to inform you that in the period from 30th June to 4th of July – we are organizing regional Youth Leadership Camp.

The camp activities will take place at National Park Tjentište in Sutjeska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Youth Leadership Camp is organized in partnership with organizations Institute for Population and Development (IPD) from Sarajevo, Youth Power from Mostar, Perpetuum Mobile from Banja Luka, Land of Children in BiH from Tuzla, PRONI from Bijeljina, Forum Theatre from East Sarajevo, OTAHARIN from Bijeljina, Center E8 and Smart Kolektiv from Belgrade, SIT and YMCA from Priština, Act for Society from Tirana and Status M from Zagreb.

This year’s Youth Leadership Camp will have the regional character and it will be focused on working with young men and women on building leadership skills and competencies, reinforcing healthy lifestyles and endorsing general youth development. During the camp – we expect over 70 young woman and man i.e., peer educators and members of Be a Men Club from Belgrade, Priština, Tirana, Zagreb, Banja Luka, Mostar, Sarajevo, Tuzla, Brčko, Bijeljina and many other smaller towns from the region.

The camp itself is an extension of the regular work with young people that has been carried out in schools during the ongoing school year. Camp participants have been selected based on demonstrated leadership potential in their school, local community and Be a Men Club. During the camp, boys and girls will go through a very dynamic leadership educational program – as CARE strongly believes that all young people have the potential to become future leaders.

The organization of the camp is supported by the Swiss Development Cooperation, through project “Young Men Initiative (YMI): Promoting Healthier Lifestyles and Decrease of Interpersonal Violence among Youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Challenging Gender Stereotypes; Phase III” and “Future for You(th): Young people as Leaders of Life Skills Education in the Balkans” funded by Austrian Development Cooperation, CARE Germany and Oak Foundation.

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