Bosnia Project Receives $10K, Allowing
Members to Work There This Summer
by Stacey Kutish
The Bosnia Project recently received $10k from the Davis Projects for Peace 2008 program, allowing members to work there this summer. "The funding will be used to run a four-week summer program focused on peacebuilding and English language skills for young people in Zenica, Bosnia," says Jess Engebretson '09 (left), an English literature major from Washington, D.C., who initiated the project. "The program runs through a partnership with a local NGO in Zenica called Sezam, which was founded in the aftermath of the war to help rebuild Bosnian society by providing for the needs of traumatized children." Travelling to Bosnia to organize and run the program under the auspices of Sezam are Andrew Loh '10, Trude Raizen '08, Lisa Riddle '09, and Deivid Rojas '11.
In its second year, the Davis Projects program supports students in their efforts to create and implement their ideas for building peace throughout the world. The Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility is the College's administrative contact for the project.