Since its founding in 1994, the Association “Education Builds BiH – Jovan Divjak” helps children victims of the 1992-1995 war in BiH, children and youth with disabilities, talented, children and youth of the Roma national minority and those in social need to successfully complete schooling and become useful members of society.
On July 28, 1994, in the most difficult days for the citizens of the BiH capital in its centuries-long existence, 58 citizens of Sarajevo – intellectuals, theater, art and literary employees, soldiers and police officers and ordinary citizens formed the Foundation / Association “Education Builds BiH – Jovan Divjak” , with the mission of children victims of war – our constant concern, which is a crucial vision that has discerned the essential consequences of war – the destruction of educational institutions and the collapse of the education system.
The association is at the daily service of children victims of war, disabled and talented children / youth, children / youth of the Roma national minority and those in social needs. The association – open doors, fully accomplished the basic part of the mission – we were first moral, and then material support to children, youth and their parents / guardians in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The association is not on the budget of state institutions, so it provides funds for scholarships: through membership fees, organizing concerts for humanitarian purposes, sales exhibitions, printing and selling annual calendars (we have been doing this for 28 years) and books, and through various educational projects and donations economic entities and individual contributions.
Pupils and students throughout BiH
Since our establishment, we have been providing scholarships to pupils and students throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. Our program includes Roma children, but also children from the families of war invalids, demobilized fighters and civilian victims of war.
We also provide scholarships to high school students and students with disabilities, talented high school students and students, and high school students and students in a state of social need.
Children and youth