Schoolbags for Bosnia-Herzegowina

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


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About the Lead Co-Creation Partners
Schulranzen für Bosnien - Sascha Nagel
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Type of organization (e.g. NGO, association, not-for-profit, foundation, social enterprise)

NGO / private organsiation

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Organization Name

Schulranzen für Bosnien - Sascha Nagel

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Basic Info
Project Starting Year
Primary European Country where this Project is creating social impact

, FZE, Zenica and Sarajevo

Additional European countries where this Project is creating social impact

Montenegro / Kososvo

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What awards or honors has the project received?

Letter of Thanks Red Cross / Invitation "German Embassy" in Sarajevo

Project Summary
Co-Creation Model: Tell us about your main strategic partners and how the partnership truly create value. For each Partner please include its type (business/social/public), its name, a short description, its key motivation to participate in the co-creation project, and the key contributions it is making in the co-creation project. Please follow the format displayed below:

-Partner 1 (Red Cross Zenica-Doboj)
-Type of partner [social/public]
-The Red Cross provides the material to all schools that needed help
-With this organisation it was possible only to pay a few bucks for the customs
- They have the contacs there in this Valley

-Partner 2 - a lot of private sponsors
- Private

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact. Please specify using qualitative and quantitative data (e.g. # of indirect and direct beneficiaries); help us understand how this solution truly makes a difference.

Our last Project contained 3 big lorries with 63 Euro plates and 20 beds for the hospitals

Funding: How is your project financial supported? [select all that apply]

Individuals, NGOs, Other.

Sustainability Plan: Has your project already reached financial sustainability? If not, what is this solutio’s plan to ensure financial sustainability? Do the main partners have enough stake to sustain the solution? If this project requires limited budget, how will other resources be secured to maintain or grow this work?

We made it two times and it was a huge success - the money was even in the end

Founding Story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that led the Partners to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

A couple of soldiers that have been based in Rajlovac in Sarajevo founded this social project and wanted to bring something back from Germany to Bosnia-Hezegovina. The idea was to bring something personal for pupils so that they can keep for a couple of years

About the Co-Creation
Barriers: What main barriers may you have encountered to co-create during the creation and implementation of the project and how did you try to overcome them?

Customs / no money for the future

Governance: What is the type of the relationship between the partners? (e.g. joint venture, contractual relationship, joint project...)

no relationship / the army supported us with a few vehicles to pick up the stuff at the schools / papers from the mayor have to be organized

Interaction model: How is the project a transformative partnership? How is the interaction transforming the partnering organizations and their employees/ leadership in terms of creating a new vision, new management practices, new skills and new organizational structures? Please provide for concrete examples

New skills could be that schools of both countries start a partnership

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