In 2014, Our Kids launched the Mostar Summer Youth Programme (MSYP) - a unique two-week long non-residential summer school that seeks to provide youth aged 14-18 from Mostar and the surrounding area with opportunities to improve their English language skills. It also aims to empower participants in their educational and professional ambitions, by connecting them with organisations and businesses working in and around Mostar.
MSYP creates a unique and friendly environment in which young people from the Mostar area can enjoy integrated educational and social experiences. The programme aspires to have a long-term impact by demonstrating a successful, alternative model of education to young people; one based on multiculturalism, creativity, discussion, debate, and critical thinking. MSYP consists of a taught programme of English language courses and a variety of other discussion-based courses covering a wide spectrum of subject areas and academic disciplines. In 2014, these included Debate, International Relations, Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Tourism and Urban Development, Creative Language and Idioms, Public Speaking, Social Media and Event Planning. All courses are organised and run by a group of international and local volunteers.
We are aiming to grow the impact of the program in 2015 and to this end we have initiated a crowdfunding campaign.
Please see our campaign here:
All donations are gratefully received. Please share the link with your friends and colleagues.
The program was extremely well received in 2014 and with your help we can make it even better next year.