Remembering Srebrenica is committed to educating young people about the 1995 Srebrenica genocide and teaching the lessons that can be learned from this atrocity. We are dedicated to teaching young people to tackle hatred and intolerance in order to build a more cohesive community. We do this in several ways:
Remembering Srebrenica runs four-day visits to Srebrenica to educate people about the genocide and the events which preceded it. The visits enable individuals to meet survivors, as well as witnessing programmes such as the work done by the International Commission for Missing Persons in Bosnia & Herzegovina. We aim to motivate people of all ages to strengthen their communities by challenging hatred and intolerance. We do this by remembering the worst crime in Europe since the Second World War. More than 8,000 mainly Bosnian Muslim men and boys were systematically murdered, just for who they were. Individuals applying to take part must pledge to undertake a concrete social action on their return to the UK which challenges hatred and intolerance in their communities which have a demonstrable impact in creating better, safer stronger communities:
Organised through universities in the UK, we bring survivors of the Srebrenica genocide to the UK to give talks at universities and secondary schools in order to raise awareness of the Srebrenica genocide and educate young people about the events of 1995. Our most recent survivors’ tour brought Resad Trbonja and Nezad Avdic to Bedfordshire and reached over 500 young people.
Future Leaders in Schools
Launching Autumn 2016, this programme will take 15 year 12 students to Srebrenica to learn about the genocide. These students will then return and become leaders in their schools running awareness raising and fundraising events during Memorial Week 2017.
To date the Remembering Srebrenica education packs have been used to teach over 21,000 young people across the UK. Resources are available for use with primary and secondary children.