We are proud of the students who participate in our Eco School program, and in December we had the opportunity to talk, plant, and sing, with hardworking students and staff of the Primary School “Meša Selimović” Zenica.
The staff of the Embassy of Sweden in Sarajevo – Eva Smedberg, Advisor for the Development of Cooperation, and Aiša Bijedić, Program Officer, also had the opportunity to see for themselves the wonderful activities of this school.
In December, we organized a new gathering with representatives of civil society through advocacy training. A total of 28 representatives of civil society organizations, public institutions, informal groups, and activists ended their participation in a two-day advocacy training within the project “Think Nature!” Led by project manager and advocacy expert Nina Brankovic. Ecology, employment of persons with disabilities, health, waste regulation, and education are the areas that the participants of the training, divided into five groups, covered in the training.
However, this was not the only significant gathering in December. A two-day working meeting of Eco HUBs was held in Pecka. We talked about the results, but we paid much more attention to the plans and we can already announce dozens of interesting and much-needed activities in 43 municipalities.
We also continued with lectures for journalism students, due to the calming of the epidemiological situation, physically. Over 30 students of the second year of journalism at the Sarajevo Faculty of Political Sciences attended today a workshop on media reporting on environmental protection, within the project “Think Nature!”, Led by journalist and editor of the environmental show “Agro-Ecology” Aida Osmančević. Aida talked to the students about how to report on environmental topics and described her experience as an editor of “Agro-Ekologika”, which recently marked the second anniversary of broadcasting on BHRT. Students mentioned examples from their local communities that they would like to address, from questions from Arcelor Mittal in Zenica, slag dumps in Tuzla to illegal landfills, and water pollution …
Divided into groups, students created and presented the concept of creating media content on one of the topics in the field of environmental protection, answering questions that Aida pointed out as important – how to approach reporting, how to start and create a plan, who to choose for interlocutors, which pictures cover the story…
One of the students who attended the lecture will have the opportunity to participate with Aida in creating a media report for “Agro-Ecology”, and thus gain their first practical experience.