Mala Sirena: An honest and sincere fight for our children
This story is about people, from a small town in central Bosnia, making an effort to provide children with disabilities the support they need to grow up, receive a proper education, and socialize. Adisa Mahovac founded Mala Sirena (Little Mermaid) Association in 2012, with a mission to make children with disabilities equal members of society. …
Changemaker Edhem Custovic Invests in BiH Youth for a Better Future
In a recent interview with Balkan Diskurs, Edhem Custovic discussed the recent establishment of the BH Futures Foundation (BHFF) and the launch of the Futures MakerSpace center in Srebrenica.
The Rock School That Unites: Creating Demand for Multi-Ethnic Activities in Divided Mitrovica
Amidst the few civic initiatives that have succeeded in transforming themselves into popular centers that thrive and expand upon the demand of citizens from different ethnic groups is the Mitrovica Rock School.
Educational Exclusion of BiH’s Most Vulnerable (Part III): Harun’s Story
Recently, photos were released showing the terrible conditions within the Pazaric Institute, a care home for children with special needs, after the ruling parties refused to address the problems. This action sparked protests across the country.  In light of the recent events, Balkan Diskurs has been working on a series about the challenges faced by Bosnian children with special needs and their families.
Kemal Nedzibovic: “Growing up in the Balkans is the toughest challenge there is”
Kemal Nedzibovic is a pure example of how a young person from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) can turn activism into action. At just 24 years old, this young Tuzlak (a person from Tuzla) is already considered an expert in European law, policy, and integration.
Educational Exclusion of BiH’s Most Vulnerable (Part II): Mahmut’s Story
Mahmut is a nine-year-old boy with autism. His mother, Samija, noticed he was having problems when he was just one and a half years old. Until that time, he had been developing like any typical child.