Join us in this webinar in SRB/BiH/CRO languages and find out about main challenges but also about great opportunities in running a social enterprise and working with children in street situation in Belgrade!
About the webinar:
Bearing in mind all the problems which the children in street situation face on daily basis, Center for Youth Integration have set as a work priority a widespread, clear and well-prepared intervention as the only way to provide the protection and at the same time prevention of a further problem escalation.
Having reached the age of 15, the children stay without the opportunity to use the Drop in Shelter – service provided by Center for Youth Integration. Numerous problems they have previously met persist unsolved, and the one of the most dominant is a difficult education continuation and, as a result, a troublesome access to the labor market.
This was the reason for establishing a social enterprise in order to provide the support for the former beneficiaries of the Drop in Shelter who can be employed both formally and legally – those are the young who have dropped out of school because of an impermanent support and who are not able to find the job.
The idea to open a social enterprise – CAFÉ BAR 16 (“SIXTEEN”) has also come from the fact that the café can be sustainable by its own activity giving, at the same time for former Drop in Shelter’s beneficiaries the opportunity of a social inclusion, a chance for interaction with a majority population, a chance for broad labor market outside our café, for networking with some close partners such as other social enterprises, with nongovernment organizations, with a donor community, companies and individuals.
About the lecturer:
Marko Tosic is the Executive Director of Center for Youth Integration. For more than 10 years, he has continuously worked with children in street situation, by providing direct support to them but also developing and coordinating different type of services and programs. Marko Tosic is a graduate Special Educator, Faculty for Special Education and Rehabilitation, University of Belgrade, Serbia.