Between May 15th and 19th, the Mine Mark Team visited Bosnia and Herzegovina. Our purpose was to educate children in two schools about the dangers associated with landmines and other explosives. With the support of ‘Posavina bez mina’, we obtained approval from BHMAC (Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Center) and the Ministry of Education of Zenica-Doboj Canton. During our visit, we had the privilege of attending schools in Tesanj (specifically, the village of Kalosevici) and Zavidovici (specifically, the village of Vozuca).
In collaboration with ‘Posavina bez mina’ and BHMAC, we introduced the Mine Mark Game to the children during these school visits. The children and teachers responded positively to the game, and their feedback was appreciated. Our interactive sessions aimed to raise awareness and empower these children with knowledge to ensure their safety. Together, we created an enjoyable and impactful learning experience. We are currently working on making our game available in all schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In April 2021, Mine Mark team started implementing a project in our third target country, Bosnia & Herzegovina, which is heavily contaminated by remnants of previous conflicts. The project aimed to support the local schools by distributing explosive ordnance risk education posters to schools and organizing training sessions for teachers. Jointly with our local partner, Posavina bez mina.
Mine Mark realized and produced custom-made posters about mine risk education. Together we delivered 87 posters to 9 schools located in Brcko District, in the villages of Zovik, Bukvik, Krepsic, Ulice and Satorovici. In the second part of the project, the training sessions were delivered to 47 school teachers, enabling them to further educate children about the risk of landmines and the recommended behaviour around mines. Part of this project was funded by the generous help of Mladi BiH , a non-profit organization run by and for Bosnian youths in the Netherlands.