Wednesday, May 28, 2008


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (May 28,2008) – The World Bank Office in Bosnia has allocated grants for seven Bosnian organizations of the civil society, as part of this year’s competition of the Fund for the Civil Society, as it has been announced by the World Bank.

92 registrations have been received this year.

The winners have been elected by the independent commission, and the sum of the grant for seven organizations is 35,000 USD.

This has been the ninth consecutive year that the World Bank has been giving small grants to the organizations of the civil society in Bosnia in order of strengthening of the arrangement of the civil society in solving the problems of the most endangered categories of the population.

“Over the years we have noticed that the impact of these small programmes can really be significant. In the few past years we have seen efforts for the Roma children to be involved into regular process of education, to improve the life of disabled people and to ensure for their voice to be heard. We have also seen that the young people have been given chances to make some impact on the development of their local communities“, said Marco Mantovanelli, Head of the World Bank Office in Bosnia.

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