Bloom Sarajevo High School

For young adults 15-19 years of age
  • " The need that is so keenly felt for a reform of secondary schools concerns not only an educational, but also a human and social problem. Schools, as they are today, are adapted neither to the needs of adolescents nor to the times in which we live. Society has not only developed into a state of utmost complication and extreme contrasts, but it has now come to a crisis in which the peace of the world and civilisation itself are threatened. More than to anything else it is due to the fact that the development of man himself has not kept pace with that of his external environment. "

    Dr. Maria Montessori
    From Childhood to Adolescence

Guest speakers

  • Milomir Kovačević (1961) is a photographer from Sarajevo with a prolific career both in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Paris, where he has been living and working since 1995.

    Milomir Kovacevic Strasni

  • Rémy Ourdan is a war correspondent, reporter for Le Monde newspaper, documentary filmmaker, and president of the WARM Foundation on contemporary conflicts.

    Rémy Ourdan

  • Damir Sagolj is Reuters photographer whose photographs have been published in leading international magazines and newspapers such as Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Le Monde and Spiegel. Damir joined Reuters as a staff photographer in 1997.

    Damir Sagolj

  • Ali has been surrounded by music his entire life. Growing up in Chile and traveling around South America and the Caribbean, he has been exposed to many different musical expressions, many of which find a place in his own music. Ali studied classical guitar in Chile before moving to Argentina to pursue a degree in music therapy. His musical curiosity and love for diversity combine to make him a versatile and original composer and performer, blending genres, instruments and cultures into a unique sound.

    Ali Youssefi

  • Bojan Stojčić born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. His work is based primarily on interventions in public space (both physical and virtual). Positioned in particular places or set on different objects coming from artist’s living space, all his works carry a message that is clear, sometimes painfully realistic, sarcastic and most of the time funny. Bojan Stojčić, among other prizes and recognitions, was a ZVONO award finalist (2014.) and a winner of National drawing competition (2014.)

    Bojan Stojčić

  • Amela was born in Sarajevo, where she completed medical high school and also began her medical study. Amela is a member of the Irish Association of Nutritional Therapist, Association of Nutritional Therapist of Great Britain and the Royal Medical Association of Great Britain. She is also developing educational programs for children and adults.

    Amela Ivković O’Reilly

  • Tim Clancy was brought to the Balkans by a simple twist of fate in late 1992. Tim worked in refugee camps with women and children from all over Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo. After several years of development work following the war, Tim spent a year hiking through the mountains and learning more about the highland cultures. Since then he has been dedicated to environmental activism, ecologically responsible development of BiH’s cultural, historical and natural heritage.

    Tim Clancy

  • Ela Jurko is a political science student at the University of Zagreb. She is an experienced debater with results at numerous national and international tournaments. Since 2013 she has trained elementary and high school debate teams. Ela works and volunteers for different NGOs including the Croatian Debate Society and the Croatian Educational and Developmental Network for the Evolution of Communication where she delivers trainings on human rights and history.

    Ela Jurko

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