After visiting the Tunnel of Hope in Sarajevo, the sixth and the last seventh day of the Summer School 2023 organized by the Foundation, the participants spent in the east part of the Bosnia and Herzegovina, and for one night stayed at the “Potočari Han” in Srebrenica.
On Saturday, a gathering was organized at the Han with the Srebrenica mothers, school workers and the youth of Srebrenica, and this was an opportunity for the participants to learn the sad life story of Nedžad Avdić, who survived the execution by the Serb forces in Pilica during the war. On Sunday, the participants took a tour of the Srebrenica Memoral Center with a curator and learned more about the Genocide that the Bosniaks endured.
During their stay in the Eastern Bosnia, they visited the Kušlat Mosque on a hill, Divič, and Guber springs, and witnessed the historic and natural beauty and wealth of this area.
Upon their return to Sarajevo, a final gathering was held during which impressions about the Summer School and previous several days were exchanged, suggestions were taken for the future summer schools and goodbyes were said, officially finalizing this year’s Summer School in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Alija Izetbegović Foundation expresses happiness and gratitude that this project was successfully organized and implemented and that the young participants had a chance to see and learn a lot, and particularly to forge friendships among themselves, especially having in mind that they had come from different countries.
We believe in importance and value of this project and look forward to our new Summer School in 2024!