YEU International - May 2010 Newsmail

Different ways, same vision!

NelaYEU member organization CEREBRA is today a youth-led organization that works on the empowerment of youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) by equipping them with modern knowledge, transferable skills and attitudes required for success. How did we become what we are today?
YEU played very important role in developing our organization’s capacities by coaching our young facilitators, trainers, managers, coordinators and leaders. One of the most important things our members gained is self-confidence. Those who never lived in BiH might find it difficult to understand that youth in BiH are almost totally marginalized. Institutions and politicians are open to young people’s needs only when they can benefit from it, by default before the general elections. Meeting people from other countries and building strong relationships opened new horizons for all of us.
Thanks to YEU, we are now able to give something back and to share our own success with all of you! CEREBRA is currently implementing the project “Youth Can Do” (Title in BiH: BUNIQA) which is one of 18 winners of the 2009-2010 edition of the Youth Solidarity Fund of the United Nations Alliance of Civilization among 530 applications from 99 countries.
Why we created BUNIQA? In addition to our well known problems the most serious problem of youth in BiH is that we feel powerless in our own country! BUNIQA will change it all because it is an outstanding youth-led initiative that promotes long-term constructive relationships between youth from all parts of BiH. We will start a butterfly effect and we hope that storm will come finally!
Thanks to UNAoC you may also become part of the Global Youth Movement and actively participate in making this world a better place! If you see it as your own personal vision, you will always be able to find a way to do it, because “You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.”

Let’s work together!

YEU Governing Board



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