On 29th December 2014, the Brčko District Government recognised Svitac and other organisations with an official certificate as a thanks for “humanitary, solidarity and help” during the floods that devastated the region.
Brčko Graphic Novel Week 5 pictures
Graphic Novel Week 4 pictures
Every year at Svitac we like to hold Halloween and New Year’s parties for the youth we work with. Here are pictures from our New Year’s Party 2014!! Brčko is of course a multi-ethnic community, where three major faiths are present: Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity and Islam. So that leaves many different holidays to celebrate, and represents the beauty of the diversity in our community!
Also, check out this video of the music performed by our youth at the party:
Here are more pictures from our Brčko Graphic Novel project week 3.
Here is a gallery of pictures from the second week of our Brčko Graphic Novel project!
Every year we organise a series of parties for the kids in Brčko. Here are pictures from our recent party, Halloween in Brčko 2014!
Once again this year we participated in and organised an Antifascism day on 4th November 2014. This year we held Anti-fascism day in Vidovice under the motto “We are different – we are the same”.
To start we explained to the kids what fascism and prejudices means. Then we played different games with them. The first game was about differences and similarities. Everyone sat in a circle and one kid in the middle. That kid had to take a sheet of paper out of a box. On these sheets were written different questions. If this question was true for the kids, they had to stand up to find a new seat. If not, they kept their existing seat.
In the Box were ten questions: five where every kid had to stand up (i.e. “Who has two ears?”) and five where only some kids had to find a new seat (i.e. “Do you like football?”). In this way the kids saw on which points we are different and on which we are similar.
Moj obojeni put (“My Colour Path”) is a short stop-animation film that takes the viewer on an abstract journey through the town of Brčko. Made up of over 1,500 photos, the film was created in 2012 by international volunteers and town locals who wanted the community to see Brčko with newness and imagination.
Six of our young students at Svitac joined five students from the Palestinian charity Project Hope to describe in English what they hope to be when they grow up, and what inspired them to want to do this.
You can watch their stories here: https://www.onestory.com/campaigns/future-hopes
A Million Borders — or Milion granica — was a global art project Svitac took part in, which is based on taking portraits of persons and showing these portraits in their city.
Thanks to our generous donors, in particular Firefly International, Svitac bought in 2010 a permanent home for its activities in Brčko. We really appreciate everyone’s fundraising. Since then we furnished the space and regularly use it for our on-going youth activities, as well as administration of our charitable activities.