Development of positive parenting skills

First annual conference within the project „Let’s grow up together”

In foundation organised the first Annual conference „Let’s grow up together“, in June this year. This event marked the end of the first, and beginning of the new one-year cycle of the project „Support to parents in developing positive parenting – Let’s Grow up together“.

The conference was held on June 19-20, 2012 in the hotel Hollywood – Ilidža. The Conference gathered 23 workshop leaders who finalised cycle of workshops with parents in the previous project period in kindergartens of Sarajevo, Tuzla, Mostar, Trebinje, Bijeljina, Prijedor, Zavidovici and Celinac. The agenda of the conference was organised in several sessions lead by programme trainers Branka Starc, Ninoslava Pecnik and their associates Jasenka Pregrad and Tijana Vidovic.

The first day of conference certified workshop leaders exchanged their experience of team and group work, gained by implementing cycle of workshops with parents, they learned about new activities of the programme which will be applied in the next cycle of workshops with parents. Participants also got important guidelines on how to promote the programme „Let’s grow up together“and role the workshop leaders.

The second day of conference was committed to “Development and sustainability of the programme in B&H”. At this session 6 kindergarten managers (from Mostar, Tuzla, Trebinje, Bijeljina and Sarajevo) and representatives of three stakeholders – State agency for preschool, primary and secondary education, Pedagogical Institute of Sarajevo Canton and Ministry for family, youth and sport of Republika Srpska joined the workshop leaders in a group working session. In foundation will use ideas and suggestions for development model of sustainability of the programme offered by participants at the conference, for lobby and promotion activities with authorities in the field of education and family/child protection in B&H in the coming period.