On the occasion of the International Day of Volunteerism, members and volunteers of the Center for Education and Gathering gathered last Friday to mark this important day. On that occasion, the volunteers were awarded letters of thanks when they remembered all the beautiful events, moments and volunteer engagement that happened in the past period.
Although 2020 did not win any sympathy and was marked by a coronary virus pandemic, COD volunteers can be proud and very satisfied with all the projects and engagements done this year.
With the project “Strengthening the capacity of young people” which lasted from early May to late October, volunteers participated in many fantastic, educational workshops, were part of a summer seminar in Neum, visited Banja Luka and passed its feminist tour, made a project brochure, feminist map of Jajce and organized their own events. Also, volunteers were part of an excellent photo workshop, the project “One-minute films” which, in addition to Jajce, with the participation of our young people, were held in Zenica and Livno.
There is no shortage of plans for new activities, and in addition to respecting the COVID 19 epidemiological measures, we believe that we will be carrying many new, social, necessary and useful projects on our shoulders.
In 1985, the United Nations Assembly declared December 5 International Volunteer Day. This day is an opportunity to promote volunteering, but also an opportunity to encourage relevant institutions to support volunteer efforts and recognize volunteer contribution in achieving sustainable development goals at all levels within the state.
The goal is to make all volunteer activities and their voluntary work visible at the local, national and international levels.
“Worldwide, 1.2 billion young people have incredible potential to address challenges and drive change. Volunteering provides young people with the opportunity to acquire business skills, strengthen their leadership capacities, and actively contribute to their communities and global society, ”said Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.