Soli/info event in Berlin, Germany 27th July 2018.

BAB will be organizing its next soli/info event in Berlin on Friday 27th July. There will be information presented about BABs work in Bosnia Herzegovina. There will also be poetry, eye witness accounts and music at a very special venue. Come and meet other people and donate.

We will keep you informed but keep that date open, as it will be a very special evening.

Support for children at risk and the Peoples place and Community Space. (06.07.2018)

English text below.

BAB je uključen u stvaranje više projekata o kojima vas još nismo obavještavali, jer su tek na počecima. Ali smo izuzetno sretni da objavimo da počinje jedan od naših novih projekata.
Zajedno sa partnerima iz Bosne i Hercegovine smo razvijali programe i strategije za pomoć djeci pod rizikom. Ove strategije će se takođe koristiti da se obučava osoblje koje radi sa djecom pod rizikom. Uskoro slijedi faza pilotiranja u domovima i školama. Tokom stvaranja strategija smo u potpunosti uzeli u obzir svih pitanja sa kojima se BiH susreće, kao i problema u implementaciji. Nastavićemo vas obavještavati o napredovanju.
Takođe s ponosom objavljujemo da je “Prostor za ljude i zajednicu” u svojoj drugoj sedmici rada od otvaranja. Volonteri ga vode i samostalno je organizovan. Nadamo se da će rasti, razvijati se i nastaviti pružati pomoć svim ljudima. Ljudima koji donose donacije: deke, vreće za spavanje, cipele (za hodanje, broj 39-43) su najveće potrebe.
Molimo nastavite pomagati nas koji pomažemo drugima. Sad možete vidjeti šta vaša pomoć omogućava.

BAB is involved in the development of a number of projects we have not informed you of as yet, as they are in the early stages. But we are very happy to announce one of our new projects is becoming active. We have in partnership with a local organization in Bosnia Herzegovina been developing programs and strategies to improve care of children at risk. These strategies will also be used to train staff who work with children at risk. They are soon to be piloted in a children’s home and some schools. In developing this work we had to be fully aware of all issues facing Bosnia Herzegovina and implementation problems. We will keep you informed of developments.

We are also happy to announce the “Peoples place and Community Space” is in its second week since opening. It is volunteer run and self organized. We hope it grows, develops and continues to support people from around the world. People bringing donations to the shop, blankets, sleeping bags and shoes (good for walking) size 39-43 are especially needed.

Please keep supporting us to help others. You can now see what your help is enabling people to do.

Street Art in Mostar. (Update 30.06.2018)

Tako smo sretni da radimo u partnerstvu sa Mostar Street Art festivalom već drugu godinu zaredom. Evo nekih fotografija Ale Senso i njenog slikanja nevjerovatnog murala, koji je naslikala u svega četiri dana.

Ovo je četvrti mural u Mostaru i najveći do sad. Nadam se da ćemo ovo partnerstvo nastaviti i ubuduće.

 

Hvala svima koji su bili uključeni. Lista je predugačka i pokazuje opet i iznova šta se može postići kad se ljudi udruže i stvore nevjerovatne stvari.

We are so happy to work in partnership with the Mostar Street Art Festival, for a second year running. Here are some photo’s from the amazing painting from Ale Senso, which she painted in just four days.
This is now our forth mural in Mostar and our biggest yet.
We hope to continue this partnership in future.
Thankyou to everyone involved. The list is too long and shows yet again what can be achieved when people come together to create amazing things.



 

 

The ever growing mural at the children’s home in Mostar. (23.06.2018)

English text below.

Zid u Dječjem domu u Mostaru, koji je naš umjetnik Okidoki oslikao u 2017, narastao je ove godine. Najprije je grupa studenata iz Hong Konga oslikavala sa djecom iz doma. Onda su naši volonteri pomogli Medini, umjetnici iz Mostara, da oslika drugi mural sa djecom. Onda su dva umjetnika, Darko i Miro iz Tuzle (kao gosti Street Art festivala) takođe dodali na zid. Želimo se zahvaliti Street Art festivalu na nabavci boja. Zid, koji smo počeli zajedno sa Street Art festivalom, sad postaje galerija na otvorenom, da uljepša djeci dane. Volimo umjetnost i podržavamo kulturne aktivnosti.

The wall in the children’s home in Mostar, that our Berlin artist Okidoki painted in 2017 grew this year. First a group of students from Hong Kong painted with the kids from the children’s home. Then our BAB volunteers helped a local artist Medina from Mostar paint another mural with the children. Then two artists Darko and Miro from Tuzla (as guests from the Street Art Festival) also added to the wall. We want to thank the Street Art Festival for supplying the paint. The wall we started together with the Street Art Festival is now becoming an outdoor gallery for the children’s home to brighten their days. We love art and support cultural activities.

Peoples Place and Community Space, Hrasnica, Sarajevo (20.06.2018)

English text below. Mi u BAB-u smo presretni što Projekat za ljude i  zajednički prostor pomažu ljudima iz cijelog svijeta. ovdje vidite izbjeglice koje biraju besplantu odjeću kao u svakoj običnoj prodavnici. Radiće na principu poena, kako bi sve bilo fer. Ljudi će takođe moći volontirati na sortiranju pomoći i donacija i time zarađivati dodatne poene. Vjerujemo da pomoć i donacije, kad god je moguće, moraju biti davani sa dostojanstvom. Ova lokalna zajednica već podržava ideju i zamjenjuje stvari koje su izbjeglicama potrebne.

Divne ideje se mogu ostvariti kad ljudi rade skupa. Hvala svima koji su podržavali naš rad. Molimo nastavite sa podrškom, jer on nije prestao. Pomozite nama da pomognemo drugima.

At BAB we are very happy that the peoples place and community space is helping people from around the world. Here you see refugees choosing free clothes as if in a normal shop. It will work on a points system so it can be fair. Also people will be able to volunteer sorting aid and donations to get extra points. We believe aid and donations when possible should be given with dignity. The local community is already supporting the idea and exchanging items needed for refugees.
Beautiful ideas are possible when people work together. Thankyou to everyone who has been supporting our work. Please keep supporting as our work has not stopped. Help us to help others.

 

Projekat za ljude i zajednički prostor. (17.06.2018)

English text below.

Možda smo ludi i previše posvećeni, ali smo odlučili da poklonimo nešto malo “Projektu za ljude i zajedničkom prostoru” u Hrasnici. Tako je, između našeg posla koji nikad ne završava, naša nevjerovatna umjetnica Ale Senso uložila još sati rada da završi svoj ogromni mural u samo nekoliko dana. Uskočili smo u auto i odvezli se natrag za Sarajevo na svega 24 sata. Jedan volonter je pomogao sa bojenjem i sortiranjem donirane pomoći. Drugi je radio na strateškom dokumentu za prostor. Treći je radio na dokumentima koji mogu pomoći da se unaprijede životi djece u dječjim domovima u Bosni i Hercegovini, a Ale je slikala. Kakav predivan, posvećen tim, a još mnogo toga se tek doći. I da, potkrala se i greška u pisanju. Ali oprostite nam, radili smo 15 sati dnevno, a jedina greška je slovo. Mislim da smo dobro uradili. I da, danas će izbjeglice biti u centru i birati odjeću. Hvala svima na svoj vašoj pomoći.

Peoples project and community space.

We may be crazy and totally over committed but we decided we want to give a little something more to the “peoples project and community space” in Hrasnica. So in-between all our endless work and our amazing artist Ale Senso working even more hours to finish her massive beautiful mural in just four days. We jumped in the car and drove back to Sarajevo and spent around 24 hours there. One volunteers helped with painting and sorting aid. Another worked on the strategy document for the space. Another worked on documents to improve the lives of residents in children’s homes in Bosnia Herzegovina and Ale painted. What an amazing committed team and there is a lot more to come. And yes, there is a spelling mistake. But give us a break, working 15 hours per day and the only mistake is a letter. I think we did okay. Oh and today refugees will be at the space choosing clothes. Thanks again to everyone for all you help.

BAB collaboration with Mostar Street Art Festival. (13.06.2018)

Mostar – ulični umjetnički festival

English text below.

BAB, osim toga što pruža pomoć osobama bez obzira na boju kože, nacionalnost, etničku, spolnu, vjersku pripadnost ili bilo koju od ideja koje stvaraju podjele među ljudima ili predrasude, takođe pomaže umjetnost u svim njenim prekrasnim formama.

Naša nevjerovatna umjetnica Ale Senso stvara magiju. Neka fotografije govore za sebe.

Mostar street Art festival.

BAB as well as supporting people in need regardless of their skin colour, nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion or any of those ideas that create devision and prejudice also supports art in all its beautiful forms.
Our amazing artist Ale Senso is creating magic. Let the pictures speak for themselves.

Our project at the children’s home in Mostar. (13.06.2018)

Dječji dom Mostar

English text below.

BAB je uključen u tri projekta u Dječjem domu. Prvi je cirkuski trening za djecu. To ej sjajan projekt koji djeca vole. Drugi je slikanje murala sa lokalnim umjetnicima/ama i djecom, odmah do umjetničkog djela koje je BAB stvorio prošle godine. Posljednji projekt je stvaranje strukturalnog plana razvoja i implementacijskih procedura kako bi Dječji dom nastavio rasti i razvijati se, za djecu koja su tu smještena. Ako bi to radile, kao što je uobičajeno, velike NVO ili vanjski evaluatori, koštalo bi hiljade eura. BAB će ovaj posao obaviti bez novca, kako bi podržali budućnost djece.

Children’s home in Mostar.

BAB is involved in three projects at the children home. The first is circus training for the kids. It is an amazing project which the kids love. The second is painting together a mural with local artists and the kids at the home, next to the art that our BAB artist created there last year. The last project is creating structural development strategies and implementation processes for the continual growth and development of the children’s home and those who reside in it. If this was carried out by the usual big NGO’s or external evaluators it would cost thousands of Euro’s. BAB is carrying out this work for free to support these children’s futures.

BAB updates (29May 2018).

First of all sorry for the lack of updates. Big thanks for the donations coming in. No matter how small they do make a difference. Thanks to all the messages of support. They make a massive difference. BIG thanks to the people of Bosnia Herzegovina for your growing support. One of our projects has been the creation of a free shop and community space. The aim is this will be run by Bosnians to support Bosnians and refugees together. So far it has cost around €300 which in the scheme of things is not much at all. There is more work to be done. The nationalities involved in this so far are Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, English, American, German, Syrian, Afghan, Ugandan, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and scousers. When people come together beautiful things can happen.

Najprije izvinjenje zbog nedostatka vijesti. Veliko hvala na donacijama oje pristižu. Ma kako bile male, ipak čine razliku. Hvala svima i za poruke podrške. I one čine ogromnu razliku. VELIKO hvala ljudima Bosne i Hercegovine na vašoj rastućoj podršci. Jedan od naših projekata je bio i stvaranje besplatne prodavnice i zajedničkog prostora. Cilj nam je da ovo vode Bosanci za Bosance i izbjeglice. Dosad je ovo koštalo oko 300 € što, u proporciji, svakako nije mnogo. Ima još posla. Dosad uključeni su Bosanci, Hrvati, Srbi, Englezi, Amerikanci, Nijemci, Sirijci, Afganistanci, Uganđani, Italijani, Španci, Portugalci. Kad se ljudi udruže, divne se stvari događaju.

 

Analysis of Refugee situation in Sarajevo in Bosnia Herzegovina. 15.05.2018

Bosnia Herzegovina has become the new route for refugees trying to reach Europe. An analysis of the situation can be found on the updated page Refugee Situation.