The project “Education in Emergency for Children on the Move” that Save the Children foresees to develop in Una-Sana Canton, the most dramatically affected by the permanent migration flows trying to reach safety in Europe, aims to ensure immediate access to high quality formal and informal education activities to refugee and migrant children, including UASC, in a child-oriented, safe and secure environment.
Specifically, this project intends to:
- Offer psychosocial support through arts for accompanied and unaccompanied minors to help them start a post-traumatic resilience process, strengthen their coping mechanisms, and promote their social, emotional, cognitive and motor development;
- Ensure all refugee and migrant children, including unaccompanied and separated children, have access to quality formal education, including enrolment in regular classes in public primary schools of Una-Sana Canton, together with their peers from the local community;
- Ensure that girls on the move can exercise their right to education and have an equal access to quality and inclusive education.
Beneficiaries expected during the duration of the project (April 2021-December 2022)
- (At least) 1’200 refugee and migrant children (aged 6-17), including UASC, join the Preparatory HEART Program and regularly attend classes in 5 public primary schools (Model Schools) of Una-Sana Canton, together with their Bosnian peers;
- (At least) 1’500 refugee and migrant children (aged 6-17), including UASC, participate to several informal education activities in 3 Transit and Reception Centers in Una-Sana Canton;
- (At least) 500 refugee and migrant girls (aged 12-18) get immediate access to several formal and informal education activities;
- (At least) 600 parents are engaged with their children in informal education activities inside the TRCs.
Between April 1st 2021 – March 31st 2022, also with Alta Mane support, Save the Children has organized the following activities:
- Implemented the Preparatory HEART Program – an educational assessment program, based on the HEART methodology and intended to the educational integration of minors on the move with their Bosnian peers – in 5 Model Schools of Una-Sana Canton, reaching 7 UASC (aged 10-15) located inside the Sedra TRC and 250 minors (aged 5-15) located inside the Borici TRC;
- Implemented several formal education activities, based on the HEART methodology, in 5 Model Schools of Una-Sana Canton, reaching 486 minors on the move (aged 6-15) located inside the Borici and Sedra TRCs, out of which 197 enrolled in regular classes with their Bosnian peers;
- Organized 500 artistic and educational workshops, based on the HEART methodology, inside the Sedra, Borici and Miral TRCs, reaching 657 minors on the move (aged 6-18);
- Developed several formal and informal “gender-oriented” education activities (55 workshops), reaching 414 girls on the move (aged 6-18);
- 85 minors on the move (aged 6-15) participated to the HEART Summer Camp in July-August 2021, and 61 minors on the move (aged 5-16) located inside the Borici TRC participated to the HEART Winter School (January 2022), which ended up with an exhibition at the Bihać Cultural Center, gathering 16 people (principals, teachers, politicians and media) from the local community, during which 50 arts-works produced by the young beneficiaries have been exhibited.