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KOMA Coalition: 6 Public Debates Organised

The Social Inclusion Foundation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (SIF in BiH), in cooperation with the Initiative for Better and Humane Inclusion (IBHI), founded the Coalition of Marginalised Group sin BiH – KOMA in November, 2014, and performs the role of KOMA's secretariat. The KOMA Coalition gathers individuals, non-governmental organisations, representatives of public institutions, socially responsible businesses and social enterprises on the mission to help resolve priority issues in the sector of human rights of marginalised groups. KOMA currently has 62 members from all parts of BiH and its goal is to directly influence the public policy-making process in its area through public advocacy. The Executive Board of the KOMA Coalition was named at the founding conference held on 17th November 2014 and has, since then, held two meetings – on 11th February and 6th May 2015.

Published» 09.06.2015 More information...


SIF in BiH presented Coalition KOMA at the Education and Jobs Fair II in Banja Luka

The Education and Jobs Fair II was organised on Friday, 20th March 2015, in the Sports Hall Borik in Banja Luka, with 170 booths and three pavilions, designed for presentations.

Social Inclusion Foundation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (SIF in BiH) also participated in the Fair with an individual stand and through a well-attended presentation, entitled "Employment and Self-employment of Marginalized Persons", in Pavilion 2 (NGOs and others). The presentation focused on social entrepreneurship as an alternative form of employment and self-employment of marginalized persons. KOMA also participated in the Education and Jobs Fair in Zenica, in November 2014.

Published» 25.03.2015 More information...


Training for members of the Coalition KOMA "The Regulation of Non-institutional Support to the Citizens of Marginalized Groups"

Social Inclusion Foundation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (SIF in BiH) organized a training session for members of the Coalition of marginalized groups in BiH - KOMA and the Body for advocacy (TJZ) for the campaign "The Regulation of Non-institutional Support to the Citizens of Marginalized Groups", which was held on Thursday and Friday, 12th and 13th February 2015 at the Hotel "Hollywood" in Sarajevo. The training, organized with the support of USAID, had 20 participants - members of KOMA and Body for advocacy.

The Coalition is making preparations to launch an advocacy campaign in the field of adoption of (entity) measures for the regulation of non-institutional support to citizens from marginalized groups in BiH.

Published» 24.02.2015 More information...


Two-day training for the members of the Coalition KOMA "The Establishment of Minimum Social Security and Equal Opportunities"

The Social Inclusion Foundation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (SIF in BiH) organized a training session for members of the Coalition of marginalized groups in BiH - KOMA and the Body for advocacy (TJZ) for the campagn "The Establishment of Minimum Social Security and Equal Opportunities", which was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10th and 11th February 2015 at the Hotel "Hollywood" in Sarajevo. The training, organized with the support of USAID, had 24 participants - members of KOMA and the Body for advocacy.

The Coalition is making preparations to launch an advocacy campaign in the field of adoption of (entity) measures for the establishment of minimum of social security and equal opportunities for all citizens, including those from marginalized groups.

Published» 24.02.2015 More information...


Round table held to discuss "Minimum of Social Security and Equal Opportunities – Problems, Solutions and Ways towards their implementation through Advocacy Campaigns"

(Sarajevo, 18. 12. 2014) By organising the Round table, Social Inclusion Foundation in BiH (SIF in BIH) and Initiative for Better and Humane Inclusion (IBHI) have initiated a discussion leading towards creating adequate solutions for adoption of the (entity) policies on minimum social security and equal opportunities. 30 representatives from relevant nongovernmental organizations, Ministries, private sector and academia participated.

Published» 19.12.2014 More information...



Our beneficiaries

  • Slobodan Tešunović, Bijeljina

    It means a lot to me to get employed within this project, it means security and existence for our families. In this way we are making an income and ensure years of service. The new equipment procured during this project, such as trimmers and a truck means better quality of work and better working conditions. This will probably create opportunities that we stay to work after the project ends.

  • Bojana Glogovac, Trebinje

    This opportunity for employment for five months within the project supported by the Social Inclusion Foundation in BiH means a lot to me. I was involved in work occupation. This is the first time that I am employed and that I earn some money.

  • Srećko Lalić, Trebinje

    Prior to this project I did not have an opportunity to work. I graduated from the high school of economics. This is the first time that I work. I am grateful for the trust I have been given and the opportunity to work. It means a lot to me that I have had the opportunity to get employed through this project.

  • Almir Bakić, Tuzla

    The greenhouse means a lot to me because I have been unemployed for years. I have been a person with disability since 2007 and I cannot find a job. The donated greenhouse enabled my self-employment. After spinach I will plant onion and lettuce, which I am planning to sell. I am grateful to the Social Inclusion Foundation in BiH and the association "BOSPER" for enabling people like me to achieve something on their own.

  • Šefik Čajić, Tuzla

    I have been retired for 10 years. I suffer from bi-polar depression. Work at a greenhouse is a kind of occupational therapy for me. My wife and younger son are helping me. I will try to sell the spinach at the market. I was planning to plant tomato and paprika after spinach. Selling spinach and other vegetables will help to my family, because I receive a minimal pension.

  • Edin Korugić-Zahirović, Donji Vakuf

    There are 7 members in our household. I am a war invalid with 70% impairment and I am unemployed. The work in the greenhouse means a lot for the financial profit since I have three children who go to school, and incomes are very low. I hope that we will be able to sell vegetables and that there will be opportunities to employ more people.

  • Ćamila Hadžić, Donji Vakuf

    Work in the greenhouse means that I will have little better living conditions and that I would be able to earn some money for my children. Every income is welcome as we are many in the family, we are paying the rent, three children go to school and only my husband works. I hope there will be more opportunities for work.

  • Duška Ševa-Majdandžić, Banja Luka

    My business plan was procurement of a cow because I live in the country side. We already have one cow, but that was not suficient. Therefore I have aplied for the donation of one more cow, as it means a lot to my household for the financial income, and also because of our needs for milk, cheese and cream. By selling the products we are trying to make an income. Besides selling milk and milk products, you can also sell one calf per year and earn 1000.00 BAM.