The project “Education in Emergency for Children on the Move” developed in Una-Sana Canton, aimed to ensure immediate access to high quality formal and informal education activities to refugee and migrant children, in a child-oriented, safe and secure environment. Specifically, this project intended 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.
Effective beneficiaries during the duration of the project (April 2021-December 2022)
- 729 refugee and migrant children (aged 6-15), including 23 UASC, joined the Preparatory HEART Program, and 301 enrolled in regular classes together with their Bosnian peers;
- 942 refugee and migrant children (aged 6-15), participated to several formal education activities, based on the HEART methodology, in 5 Model Schools of Una-Sana Canton;
- 1’192 refugee and migrant children (aged 6-15) and 51 Bosnian peers participated to 1’020 artistic and educational workshops inside the Sedra, Borici and Miral TRCs and in some indoor and outdoor spaces of the local communities;
- 102 Bosnian children with learning difficulties and 120 minors on the move benefited from several support in learning activities;
- 811 refugee and migrant girls (aged 12-18), including 6 UASC, and 90 Bosnian peers, participated to several formal and informal education activities.
Between April 1st, 2021 – December 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 23 UASC (aged 10-15) located inside the Sedra and Borici TRCs, and 706 minors (aged 6-15) located inside the Borici TRC;
- implemented several formal education activities, based on the HEART methodology, in 5 Model Schools of Una-Sana Canton, reaching 942 minors on the move (aged 6-15) located inside the Borici and Sedra TRCs, out of which 301 enrolled in regular classes with their Bosnian peers;
- organized, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of Una-Sana Canton, several support in learning activities (mathematics, Bosnian, public speech) in 3 Model-Schools of Una-Sana Canton, reaching 102 Bosnian children with learning difficulties and 120 minors on the move (aged 10-11);
- organized 1’020 artistic and educational workshops, based on the HEART methodology, inside the Sedra, Borici and Miral TRCs as well as in some indoor and outdoor spaces of the local communities, reaching 1’192 minors on the move (aged 6-18) and 51 Bosnian peers;
- developed several formal and informal “gender-oriented” education activities (96 workshops), reaching 811 girls on the move (aged 6-18) and 90 Bosnian peers;
- 244 children, out of which 143 with a migration background, (aged 5-17) participated to the HEART Summer Camp in June-August 2021-2022, 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.