Schoolbags for Bosnia-Herzegowina

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Schoolbags for Bosnia-Herzegowina: Used schoolbags from Germany for pupils in BiH

Zenica and Sarajevo, Bosnia and HerzegovinaZenica and Sarajevo
Project Stage:
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

We have gathered school backpacks and other related educational materials (sport equipment, books, computers and notebooks) in Germany. With the help of a lot of our generous sponsors we brought the material directly to war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina and made many school kids happy.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

The majority of school children in BiH don't have enough money to buy these items. With our support we helped two times already, with great results - education is the important thing in the world and our goal is creation of better education environment for those most vulnerable ones. Most of the children who benefit from our project have suffered war and poverty, Very often families cannot afford to buy basic things like backpacks - a simple backpack can be a lifeline to these children as studies show that an education is the best way a chronically poor child can escape poverty in later life.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

A lot of more programs for schools in Bosnia would be the solution
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Support of the Bosnian Industry would bring some work if we would open a office in Bosnia

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

With additional sponsors it will possible to work with more people in full-time jobs. So far, we have reached 30 schools in our region (out of 5500 schools in the state Baden-Württemberg) - there's more potential however additional human resources are required in order to extend it and money....

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

There are other concepts existing however they don't pick up the material at the schools / Each person who helps have to pay 10 Euros but we don't want to deal with money and pupils


Each team member had it's own section - Organisation, Sponsoring, etc.