Happy birthday, Resource Centre Leskovac!
YEU Member Organization, Resource Centre Leskovac has been founded on September 03rd 2002. It has been founded in a very specific way.
Resource Centre Leskovac was founded as a part of Resource Centres Network in March 2002 by Swedish Helsinki Committee for human rights and CHRIS Network-Committees for human rights in Serbia with a mission to act as a focal point and interlocutor of local initiatives in different programmes (public advocacy, development, education etc). Resource Centres were made to be tools and resources in order to increase life style quality in local communities. Resource Centre Leskovac is achieving its goals through intensive mutual communication (strategic consultations, programme exchange) as well as through cooperation with local/regional/international NGO's, project authors and partners, local cultural scene activists, different municipal services. Resource centre Leskovac is currently working in several fields, all related to local community development and its empowerment.
During these 11 years, RCLE has involved hundreds and hundreds of young people in its activities but also worked on promoting different important issues (from human rights to sustainable development) by using bottom-top and top-bottom approach. For second year in a row, RCLE is one of 25 resource centres of Serbian Ministry of Youth and Sports for supporting volunteer youth actions on local level through programme "Youth are the Law". Apart from that, RCLE is supporting local youth groups by providing small grants in cooperation with National Endowment for Democracy, through programme "One Step Forward". Until now, approximately 30 youth groups were supported with small grants in the South of Serbia. Check about all these programmes at www.rcleskovac.rs
Apart from this, RCLE has a Youth Club initiated and led by young volunteers www.facebook.com/Omladinski.klub.RCLE and as part of the organization a social enterprise called New Textile Coalition is working for a second year in a row (www.facebook.com/novatekstilnakoalicija)
Dear RCLE, we wish you many, many more successful years to come! Happy 11th birthday!
YEU Administrative Office