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Autism Speaks Fundraiser - World Autism Awareness Day

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World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, and our FLEX participant, Dina Piponski, currently participating in FLEX Serbia 2016-17 program in Greenfield, Ohio, decided to organize a volunteering project dedicated to this cause. About 1 percent of the world population has autism spectrum disorder (CDC, 2014). Prevalence in the United States ...

Holiday Cheer At The American Corner in Banja Luka

YES Abroad student Tana and Deputy Director of the Embassy Branch Office with kids at Thanksgiving
By Lela Draganić, YES Programs Local Coordinator for Bosnia and Herzegovina   YES Abroad student Tana and Deputy Director of the Embassy Branch Office with kids at Thanksgiving For three years now, the American Corner in Banja Luka has been a wonderful partner to American Councils in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ...

Embracing Youth Volunteerism in Albania

July 27, 2016    Albania, Alumni, clean-up, volunteering, YES, yes alumni
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Gandhi once said: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”. As a matter of fact, we, the young people, can actually make an impact. In fact, there are so many of us in this world that we have the potential and energy to bring positive change. ...

YES Abroad in South East Europe

By Selma Čampara, YES Abroad Program Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina YES Abroad Bosnia and Herzegovina group in front of the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo. The third generation of Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad (YES Abroad) students arrived in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday, August 15, 2014. As ...

The Christmas Spirit in November

December 6, 2013    disabilities, Kosovo, orphanage, volunteering
Saranda Qunaku, YES Kosovo '11 YES Kosovo alumni at SOS Children's Village in Pristina. In November, we YES alumni in Kosovo held our yearly activity at SOS Children’s Village in Pristina, much beloved by the children and alumni alike.  We helped the children there to make Christmas and New Year’s ...

Visit to the Eldery House in Pristina

December 5, 2013    Kosovo, volunteering
By Tringe Sokoli, YES Kosovo ‘11 Alumni setting up snacks and treats On October 19, a sunny Saturday afternoon, five of us visited the Elderly House in Pristina, Kosovo for the second time this year.  We picked up cakes and drinks and showed up at the facility after the residents ...

Habitat for Humanity in Bulgaria

December 5, 2013    Bulgaria, Habitat for Humanity, volunteering
Lili Valtcheva, YES Alumni Coordinator for Bulgaria Lili and other Habitat volunteers on site. This is the third month I’ve volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Bulgaria. I really feel like they are my family now because even though we are small group of volunteers, we always have fun helping ...

Your Old is Someone’s New

October 18, 2013    fundraising, Serbia, volunteering
By Maja Brkljac, Maja Pejcinovic , Nemanja Miltenovic , Stasa Pribic, Vanja Popov, A-SMYLE ‘13 The Elementary School Branko Pesic in Belgrade, Serbia, works in bad conditions, and most of the children that go there are very poor. We decided to do something to help them, so we came up ...

“YES to English” Continues in Sarajevo

By Nino Lojpur, YES Alumni Coordinator for Bosnia and Herzegovina YES alumni in Bosnia and Herzegovina are proud to announce that this academic year we will continue our cooperation with the Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Children and Youth in Sarajevo on the project “YES to English”, a free ...

Gde gori, govori!

October 17, 2013    Serbia, volunteering
By Ksenija Edelinski, Jefmija Živković, and Bruno Posša, A-SMYLE Serbia ‘13 Members of the local fire department demonstrated first aid techniques. Saturday, September 28 was a very eventful day for the people of Novi Sad.  Our project Gde gori, govori! or Where's the fire, speak! and the Association of Fire ...