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BLSP RS/BD LESSONS LEARNED CONFERENCE IN BANJA LUKA | blsp | 2 Dec 2022

The BLSP RS/BD Lessons Learned Conference on November 30, 2022, at hotel “Jelena” in Banja Luka was attended by about 70 representatives from the partnering institutions and participating schools from Republika Srpska (RS) and Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BD).

The audience were addressed by Nedžada Faginovic, PH BiH Country Director, Predrag Damjanovic, Director of RS Pedagogical Institute, Predrag Ceranic, Dean of the Faculty of Security Science University of Banja Luka, Mile Sikman, RS Ministry of Interior, Mile Juricanin, Brcko district Police and Samir Corbadzic, Department for Education of the Government of Brcko District.

PH Certificates of Appreciation were handed to representatives of the institutions and schools for their support and for participation in the implementation of the Program. They shared their impressions after two years of delivery and pointed out various advantages of the program and its benefits for the juveniles. The final part of the Conference was reserved for the presentation of the External Evaluation Report of the BLSP implementation in the RS and BD school and the empirical results supported the impressions of the participants that the program is highly beneficial, well-conceived, sustainable and that it achieved the set objectives.

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Congratulations to 40 Access Students from Tavush! | amt | 1 Dec 2022


After the successful completion of English Access Microscholarship Program in Ijevan and Bagratashen communities of Tavush region in September 2022 the U.S. Embassy in Armenia entrusted PH International with another opportunity to implement the program again in Bagratshen and in a newly selected Aygehovit community.

So please welcome 40 lucky teenagers as they’ve already begun their #Access journey full of amazing adventures.

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THE SIXTH BLSP RS/BD POLICE YOUTH ACADEMY HELD IN BRCKO | blsp | 25 Nov 2022

The sixth Police Youth Academy (PYA) within the Legal Socialization Program in Republika Srpska and Brcko District BiH (BLSP RS/BD) was held on November 23, 2022 at the new premises of the Brcko District Police. The event was coordinated and organized by Mirsad Ribic, Deputy Chief of Crime Police Unit for Fighting and Suppressing Organized Crime and Narcotics Abuse and a member of BLSP RS/BD Curriculum Development Team.

Forty students from two secondary schools in Brcko accompanied with their LSP teachers were addressed by Mile Jurosevic, Head of Cabinet of Brcko District Police Chief followed by Samir Corbadzic, Chief of Sub-department for Joint Affairs of the Department for Education of Brcko District Government. In their opening words and subsequent statements for the local TV station reporting on the event, both of them commended the project accentuating its sustainability since trained LSP Teaching Teams will stay within the police force and the participating schools and would continue to work for the benefit of their local communities.

Students had an opportunity to see a training practice including a police dog , some of the Special Police Unit equipment and visit Operational and Communications Center and laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment used for ballistics and fingerprint analysis where police officers introduced them to the work they do. Four police officers gave presentations on the topics of rights and obligations of children and youth, prevention of violence, prevention of addiction and prevention of human trafficking. Afterwards, students divided in four groups working on their own presentations fo the above topics which they later presented to their peers. Students had a lot of fun and liked the experience.

The reports on the event were published in local TV and media portals.

https://radiobrcko.ba/vijesti-brcko/brchko-odrzhana-politsijska-akademija-za-mlade-2022/

https://infobrcko.com/vijesti/item/32215-brcko-odrzana-policijska-akademija-za-mlade-2022.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP7BF4DBwME

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American Library and Training Center Community Event on “Vital Talks of Hope, Determination and Action” | amt | 22 Nov 2022


On November 22, 2022, for the second time in 2022, the central conference hall of the Ijevan Branch of Yerevan State University was full of over 130 students who attended the “Vital Talks of Hope, Determination and Action” event hosting 4 inspiring speakers: Ladislav Beranek, the Information Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Armenia, Gevorg Simonyan, the Head of the RA Probation Service, Narine Grigoryan, Actress and Director of the Armenian State Theater and Cinema, Honorable Artist of RA, and Sargis Stepanyan, Founding President of the RA Sports Federation for the Disabled, a three-time champion of the World Para-arm-wrestling Championship and a two-time champion of the European Para-arm-wrestling Championship, recipient of the Medal "For Courage", Lieutenant Colonel of RA Armed Forces.

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SECONDARY SCHOOL FROM DOBOJ (REPUBLIKA SRPSKA) IMPLEMENTED SMALL COMMUNITY PROJECT TITLED „INTERNET ALL AROUND US – PART TWO“ | blsp | 15 Nov 2022


On Friday November 11, 2022, a representative of PH International Office in BiH visited secondary school „Saobraćajna i elektro škola“ in Doboj, Republika Srpska which was awarded a $500 mini grant for the implementation of small community project titled „Internet All Around Us- Part Two“ to provide unlimited internet access for the entire school. The necessary supplies and equipment worth $500 were purchased and delivered to school to be able to implement the project.

Before the implementation of this small project, only 50% of specialized classrooms were connected to internet through a different project.  All classrooms, specialized classrooms and universal classrooms, are now connected to internet using materials purchased with funds from this mini grant.

Information Technology Teacher and Pedagogue tasked 8 second-grade students and a school janitor with implementing this small project: two students were setting up the WiFi router and password and configuring router, switch and wireless access point IP address. Other students were assembling a networking cabinet. With the assistance from the janitor, it was mounted to the wall in the school corridor after which the entire school facility gained access to the internet.

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Promoting Our Wellbeing Daily and During Emergency Situations | blc am | 14 Nov 2022


On November 2 and 3 upon PH International initiative, a workshop on “Promoting Our Wellbeing Daily and During Emergency Situations" was organized for 4 Access communities: Aralez and Surenavan in Ararat region and Arpi and Yeghegnadzor in Vayots Dzor region.

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THE FIFTH BLSP RS/BD POLICE YOUTH ACADEMY HELD IN TREBINJE | blsp | 11 Nov 2022


The fifth Police Youth Academy within the Legal Socialization Program (BLSP RS) in Republika Srpska was held on Tuesday, November 8,2022 at the premisses of the Faculty for Management and Production in Trebinje.

Police officers from the Traffic Police, Crime Technique and Gendarmerie presented various equipment and devices they use every day to 40 students and two teachers from secondary school “Centar srednjih škola” from Trebinje participating in BLSP RS.

Police officers gave short presentation related to drug addiction, prevention of violence and rights and obligations of youth and children and engaged in discussion with students on the consequences of breaking the law. Students divided in three groups made their own presentations on the above topics and presented them to their colleagues.

The report on the event was covered by a local media and the official pages of the Republika Srpska Ministry of Interior.

https://mup.vladars.net/index.php?vijest=30230&vrsta=novosti

Održana „Policijska radionica za mlade“ | Herceg Televizija Trebinje

Održana „Policijska radionica za mlade“ - YouTube

 

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THE FOURTH BLSP RS/BD POLICE YOUTH ACADEMY HELD IN ISTOČNO SARAJEVO | blsp | 11 Nov 2022


The fourth Police Youth Academy within the Legal Socialization Program (BLSP RS) in Republika Srpska was held on Monday, November 7,2022 at the premisses of the Police Administration/Police Station Istočno Sarajevo.

Police officers from the Traffic Police, Special Police, Gendarmerie along with police tracker dog Leonidas and his handler presented various equipment and devices they use every day to 40 students and four teachers from two secondary schools from Istočno Sarajevo participating in BLSP RS.

Afterwards, students moved to Cultural Centre where three police inspectors/BLSP Teaching Team members held an interactive presentation on various topic such as, violence and neglect, rights and obligations of youth, addictions, etc. Students used the opportunity to ask a lot of questions and learn a lot of new things.

The report on the event was covered by a local media and the official pages of the Republika Srpska Ministry of Interior.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJpkbOUKNU0

https://katera.news/lat/odrzana-policijska-radionica-za-mlade-u-istocnom-sarajevu

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=pfbid0NZHUKxweVm1q8YfxbBry664dwiDbvDYveAsDaCRPYqmQiWpvkBSCiCpmE1GtKhojl&id=100064881902717

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BLSP RS/BD CROSS REGIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE HELD IN BANJA LUKA | blsp | 3 Nov 2022


Cross-Regional Youth Leadership Conference within Bosnia Legal Socialization Program was held on October 31, 2022, at the premises of the Faculty of Security Sciences in Banja Luka, Republika Srpska. This one-day conference was an opportunity to gather youth, police officers and teachers who have been involved in the LSP from Republika Srpska and Brčko District Bosnia and Herzegovina. It allowed 100 participants to come together and share their experiences in youth-police projects. The conference was attended by representatives of the Faculty of Security Science, Republika Srpska Ministry of Interior and Republika Srpska Pedagogical Institute who welcomed the audience.

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FIRST CYCLE OF BLSP RS/BD TRAINING OF TRAINERS HELD IN JAHORINA | blsp | 30 Oct 2022


Focusing on sustainability and expansion of the Legal Socialization curriculum in the Republika Srpska and Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the first cycle of Training of Trainers (ToT) activity was organized between October 24 and 27 at hotel “Termag” in Jahorina.

Potential candidates for the LSP ToT were all persons who participated in any of the BLSP activities. A call for participation in the selection of candidates for future LSP trainers in Republika Srpska and Brčko District Bosnia and Herzegovina was sent out June 27, 2022. The main criterion for selection of the candidates was a motivation letter that reflects individual ambition for professional development and adult education.

The BLSP received 16 motivation letters expressing motivation and satisfaction with the LSP concept, however only 10 candidates could be selected for training. The training is conducted by Professor Mirjana Mavrak, PhD, a renowned Adult Education/ Andragogy Specialist from the University of Sarajevo.

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