From Bihac to Sri Lanka - Our students - Our Pride

When Silmija Ferizovic Topoljak and her team won the 2017 IEEE Innovation Nation - YEP/IEEE Innovation Challenge in Bosnia & Herzegovina, never in her wildest dreams did she think that exactly 12 months later she and one of her team members, thanks to BH Futures Foundation and IEEE Entrepreneurship would be rewarded with an all expenses paid trip to attend the same event in Sri Lanka. Silmija and Harun, presented their project, acted as judges and most importantly made hundreds of new contacts, expanding their intercultural knowledge.

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Eddie Custovic
New Year - New ambition - Meet our Chief Marketing Officer

2019 godinu pocinjemo sa velikim ciljevima jer smo u prijasnjoj godini pokazali koliko mozemo postici kada se talentovani mladi ljudi ujedinje oko dobre ideje. Za pocetak 2019 godine vam predstavljamo naseg novo-imenovanog koordinatora za marketing Kenana Kurdica. Saznajte vise o njemu, zasto je odlucio da se ukljuci u rad fondacije i sta sve planira za 2019.

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Eddie Custovic
We say goodbye to two of our board members

Aleksandar Mastilovic and Maja Hadziselimovic have served as board members of the BH Futures Foundation since 2017. They have made immense contributions to our organisation. As we know, all good things come to an end. As such, their 2 year terms on our board have ended. Maja and Aleksandar will both be pursuing other initiatives outside of the foundation and we wish them the very best in their adventures.

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Eddie Custovic
Foundation students awarded with EU Business School and Joyful Leadership Course grants

In co-operation with the "European Union Erasmus +" program, the Foundation has awarded students grants for attending "Joyful Leadership" and "EU Bussines School" courses to build their leadership and business skills. The Foundation has awarded scholarships for attending the "EU Bussines School" courses at the Católica de Murcia University (UCAM) in Spain. Eight scholarships were awarded to our most prestigious students Andrej Perković, Emin Hajdarević, Milan Kusmuk, Haris Arnautović, Semir Salkić,Haris Selmanović, Vildana Hrnjić, and Zorana Štaka. The opportunity to acquire and develop their leadership skills got two students, Selma Aličić and Nikolina Bulović.  Their skills will be upgraded on „JOYFUL LEADERSHIP COURSE“, which will provide these young students necessary knowledge and skills to achieve the best leadership in the community.

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Eddie Custovic
Mjesec aktivnosti po Bosni i Hercegovini

Fondacija budućnosti u Bosni i Hercegovini (BH Futures Foundation) je trećom ovogodišnjom BHFF Akademijom zaključila izuzetno uspješnu 2018. godinu. Akademija je održana u Tuzli 24. i 25. novembra u prostorijama DKR - Njemačkog centra za robotiku i u njoj je učestvovalo preko 40 mladih iz cijele BiH, kao i 12 gostujućih studenata iz Australije. Uvođenjem mentorskog programa, ove godine se radu Fondacije priključilo preko 30 novih studenata koji svakodnevno imaju priliku da budu mentorisani od Bosanskohercegovačkih stručnjaka iz svih oblasti inženjeringa.

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BH Futures Fondacija ucesnik NEBO biznis foruma u Nizozemskoj

Jedna od misija i vizija BHFF-a je međusobno povezivanje članova naše dijaspore, te saradnja sa mladima iz BiH. To vidimo kao neizostavan korak ka iskorištenju potencijala koje BiH ima i ekonomskom razvoju naše države. Partnera u ovoj misiji smo pronašli u mladoj, snažnoj i prosperitetnoj platformi "NEBO" u Nizozemskoj. Misiju, viziju, te rad naše Fondacije na NEBO biznis forumu u Nizozemskoj predstavili su Zvonimira Jakić i Haris Selmanović.

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Eddie Custovic
Educate one person - change the world - Obrazovanjem mijenjamo svijet

Education is the only thing that can help a person, community and country get out of the cycle of poverty, despair and hopelessness. When you combine that with mentoring, you are onto a winner.

Cruising Port Phillip Bay on on the 24th of October on board the Victoria Star, hundreds of professionals from the areas of politics, business, media, the arts, technology, science as well as philantropists networked while supporting the foundation's mission of empowering youth through education, technology access and leadership development.

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Eddie Custovic
Making international connections

Recently some of our volunteers had the opportunity to host a recent University of Melbourne graduate on her travels in Mostar and Sarajevo. We bring you a short reflection on Gloria’s trip and how our volunteers create new links by representing Bosnia & Herzegovina in the best possible way.

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Eddie Custovic
Haris Selmanovic i nasi Tuzlaci osvojili Dalmaciju

U Zadru je od 11. do 13. oktobra održana konferencija i hackathon My Smart City. Događaj se organizuje u sklopu projekta CODE – Suradnja i razvoj prekograničnog poslovnog okruženja a jedan od učesnika u projektu je i BIT Centar Tuzla. U slopu ovog takmicenja, nas student i aktivni volonter Haris Selmanovic je sa svojim timom osvojio prvo mjesto.

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Eddie Custovic
First steps to success - Sarajevo to Freiburg and back

“Sometimes writing only one e-mail can lead to education or employment opportunities,” says Nermin Đuzić, a talented BH Futures Foundation student. Having narrowly missed out on a BH Futures Foundation scholarship, Nermin received an e-mail offer from the foundation to participate in the Mentorship Program. Today, under the guidance of his mentor, Dr Ebrahim Hassan, an expert in the fields of infectious diseases, immunology and virology, Nermin is completing an internship at the Institute of Virology of the University of Freiburg, Germany.

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Eddie Custovic
Renewable energy expert gives back to BiH

The BH Futures Foundation is proud to announce that Henk de Pater, renewable energy project manager and engineering expert from The Netherlands, has become a BH Futures Foundation mentor. More than 20 years after serving as a volunteer soldier in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in April this year Henk visited the country with his son for the first time since the war.

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Eddie Custovic
BH Futures Foundation presented in Washington DC

Vildana Bijedic, one of the board members of directors of the BH Futures Foundation, was one of the featured speakers at the third annual BiH Diasporic Conference (BiHDC) which took place in USA’s capital, Washington D.C., on April 28th and 29th, 2017. The event brought together predominately a young generation of diaspora who has spent many years living in the US and/or Canada. As a passionate advocate for education, as well as one of the directors of “BiH Futures Foundation”, Vildana spoke on the topic "Transforming Youth into Future Leaders through Education and Technology”.

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Eddie Custovic