Celebration Meal with the Bosnian Community

On 18th February, the Bosnia and Herzegovina UK Network hosted a Celebration Meal at Bosnia House, their community space and offices in Greet, to say a thank you to friends, staff and volunteers in the Midlands.

There’s so much hard work happening in the Midlands to remember the 1995 genocide at Srebrenica at the height of the Bosnian War and to support the Bosnian diaspora that have made their home here. Over 10,000 people have settled in the UK since the conflict, with many based in Birmingham, Coventry and Derby.

Guests were treated to a delicious Bosnian buffet, the unveiling of a new mural in their base at Bosnia House, based in Greet, and a dance performance by pupils from the Saturday Bosnian School.

Pupils from the Bosnian School, which meets every Saturday.

Attendees included Bosnian Ambassador to UK Vanja Filipovic, Chair of the Bosnia UK Network Zaim Pasic, Chair of Remembering Srebrenica Dr Waqar Azmi and Birmingham’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Mohammed Azim.

Dr Azmi spoke about Remembering Srebrenica‘s campaign this year to encourage people to take a personal pledge to reflect and learn about the atrocities. Their awareness raising and remembrance is part of ongoing efforts to ensure that such events can never be repeated.

Dancers gather with both local and international guests who came to mark the organisation’s achievements.

Learn more about the organisation’s work over on their website: http://bosniauknetwork.org/.