Mostar Summer Youth Program

The Mostar Summer Youth Program (MSYP) provides youth aged 14-18 with opportunities to improve their self-confidence and key skills. The programme empowers participants in their educational, social and professional ambitions by connecting them with organisations and businesses working in and around Mostar. MSYP aspires to be a hub for youth leadership, volunteerism, and entrepreneurship.

The program also stimulates young people to think about their future careers and personal development through informative and engaging extra-curricular activities. In 2014 these included a team-building games night led by local NGO Youth Power, a talk on graduate employment by UniCredit Bank, souvenir-making with children cared for by the Foundation's Nasa Djeca project, workshops on social and career development led by Banja Luka-based NGO Perpetuum Mobile and American charity Bosana Foundation as well as a Japanese culture night supported by the Embassy of Japan in Bosnia.

Participants contributed to flood-relief efforts in the northern city of Doboj and attended field trips to Blindinje Nature Park and Intera Technology Park, where they heard stories of successful local business enterprises and learnt about local educational and employment opportunities. Finally, by bringing students from all social and educational backgrounds together, MSYP hopes to foster new friendships among its students.