As we all witnessed Bosnia and Herzegovina was affected by worst flood disaster in last 120 years, and according to media reports about 1 million of people has suffered in all parts of the country.
Social responsibility of the International Burch University as educational institution in this situation was to initiate aid campaign, so management of the university decided to support and join aid campaign organized by Foundation „Izvor nade“ and encourage all our staff and students to participate joint humanitarian action with the Foundation and Turkish “Kimse Yok Mu” organization.
We also announced that due to flood disaster in Bosnia and Herzegovina University Management has made a decision that this week classes are cancelled. All academic and administration will have regular working days and will be expected to join working actions, except the ones whose families are directly influenced by the flood.
All staff and students are invited to contribute aid campaign in fundraising and collecting supply donations (food, water, blankets, clothes, shovels, canned food, baby food and bottled water, flashlights, candles, hygiene products) in the premises of the University. Collected aid will be delivered to flood affected areas in cooperation with the Foundation „Izvor nade“.
International Burch University
B block, Divan room
Address: Francuske revolucije bb
71210 Ilidža, Sarajevo, BiH
Contact person: Salih Gozaydin
Groups of students have already organized charity food bazaar, and participated in distribution of supplies in Maglaj, Zenica, and Vogošća. Tomorrow groupsof lecturers and students will be on the way to Bosanski Šamac.
Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Uzunoğlu said: “"Social responsibility of educational institution, and active service to the community is very important aspects of education, especially now when the country urgently need every way of our help. Cancellation of lectures at the university gave opportunity for students to get actively involved in the activities of cleaning flooded areas, and faculty lecturers will be an example to their students on which path they should go. Besides that, our fundraising and supplies distribution to the affected areas will be a way of active involvement in order to facilitate the suffering of vulnerable citizens of Bosnia."