The project in summary

Implementation of high quality and arts-based formal and informal education activities in 3 Transit and Reception Centers (TRCs) in Una-Sana Canton (Bosnia-Herzegovina).

The project in detail

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 and December 31st, 2022, with Alta Mane support, Save the Children foresees to organize the following activities:

  • Implement the Preparatory HEART Program, an educational assessment program, based on the HEART methodology, in 5 Model Schools of Una-Sana Canton, intended to minors on the move located in the TRCs, and aimed to enroll them in regular classes with their Bosnian peers;
  • Develop several informal and artistic education activities (7/7), based on HEART methodology, in collaboration with the local NGO Association LAN, for minors on the move located in Borici, Miral and Sedra TRCs, combining the psychosocial support through arts (music, drawing, painting and dance workshops) with school learning programs (basic literacy and numeracy, history, biology, geography and the most important school subjects for those youth who cannot enroll in classes);
  • Develop several formal and informal education activities exclusively designed for the girls on the move and based on a “gender-oriented” approach of the HEART methodology.