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BH UK Network is a registered charity organisation set up in 1996, run by a voluntary management committee.

The BH UK Network was set up in 1996 to provide practical and psychological support to Bosnian and other ethnic minority communities. The Committee consists of service users and service providers. These including elderly and disabled members of our community, as well as the younger population.


The trustees of the organisation meet regularly to plan its affairs and duties are executed by one full time member of staff, two part-time staff and a minimum of 15 regular volunteers. All workers are fluent in both the Bosnian and English, written and spoken language.

Main aims of the centre include improving the quality of life for the 10,000 Bosnian refugees living in the United Kingdom, who moved over amidst the 1992-1995 Balkan Wars. This includes a population who are physically and psychologically scarred as a result of the war and many of whom are in need of long-term ongoing and consistent care. Their biggest barrier to accessing this care is their lack of knowledge of the English language, which is where our organisation plays a most crucial role.

The centre caters for these needs, in addition to providing social support and regular community-based activities at the Bosnia House in Birmingham. The Bosnia House is accessible to all at most times during the week days and weekends alike.   



Bosnia House is the main centre for BH UK Network and the place where all centralised activities are organised. It offers a range of free support and numerous activities, including social gatherings for the elderly, trips and ICT classes...  

 





PATRONS OF BH UK NETWORK

 

Jennifer Stone-Wigg, M.B.E.

Jennifer Stone-Wigg, 71, was born and educated in England. She then moved to Switzerland, where her career in banking started. After retiring from the banking world, she started working at an art gallery, where she had the chance to meet Bosnian actors from Ratni Teatar (War Theater). This led to the beginning of her charitable work in B&H in 1995. In 2001, she founded her own organization.

Jennifer Stone-Wigg received M.B.E. (Member of British Empire) award in 2008 for her help with the underprivileged in Bosnia and humanitarian work.  Jenny has been patron of BH UK Network since 2007.

 

 



Dr Waqar Azmi, O.B.E.

Dr Waqar Azmi is the Chairman of Remembering Srebrenica. He is also the Chairman of Waterhouse Consulting Group, and a Governor of Birmingham City University. He has also been the UK Government’s Chief Diversity Adviser at the Cabinet Office and the EU Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue.

He founded the British Federation of Racial Equality Councils, Herefordshire Race Equality Partnership and, Race Equality West Midlands. He has researched and published widely on Equality and Diversity issues, holding a doctorate in this field.

Waqar Azmi received an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2002 at the age of 32 by Her Majesty the Queen in recognition of his major contributions in the UK

Dr Waqar has been patron of BH UK Network since 2014.

 






 
 
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Independence Day
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Rasing funds for Tiny Babies Big Appeal
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Celebrating Bosnia Herzegovina Culture and Heritage
Our Life, Our Transition Bosnian War People Preserving History, Language and Culture in East Midlands 2016 marks 21 years since the end of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It also marks 21 years since the genocide in Srebrenica when, in the worst episode of mass murder within Europe since World War II, more than 8,000 Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) boys and men were executed by Bosnian Serb forces. One third of the country’s population were internally and externally displaced in a process known as ‘ethnic cleansing’ and several hundred thousand were forced to flee their homes. Some of these people made a new home here in Derby. Last year, the Derby Bosnia-Herzegovina Community Association began a Heritage Lottery funded project to record and interpret how Bosnian people integrated into life in the United Kingdom, and overcame the difficulties and barriers they faced. The project resulted in a film, a book and the exhibition here. The objects, crafts and costumes displayed were collected through the project and represent Bosnia and Herzegovina heritage....
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The 2018 Literary Prize Musa Cazim Catic for Best Unpublished Poem
Cultural Association “Musa Ćazim Ćatić”, Odžak, has traditionally announced the 2018 Literary prize contest for best unpublished poem. Marking the 140th anniversary of the birth and the 103rd anniversary of the death of the Bosnian Herzegovinian poet Muse Ćazim Ćatić, ...
Happy New School Year
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You, my friend Tito, no one is allowed to touch!
The main reason for this lonely writing, and still writing by the woman, even from the Diaspora, is not the demand of the troubled politicians from our neighboring Croatia, to abolish the title "Marshal Tito Square" in Zagreb in front of the National Theater, but the same proposition to abolish the name of the main and most famous Sarajevo street: Marshal Tito Street in the capital of the Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo. ...
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina UK Network
Bosnia and Herzegovina UK Network
Bosnia and Herzegovina UK Network
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Bosnia and Herzegovina UK Network
Registered Charity Number: 1067411
 
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Bosna & Hercegovina UK Network
Bosnia House
36 Medley Road
Birmingham
B11 2NE
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Bosnia & Herzegovina UK Network
Bosnia House
36 Medley Road
Birmingham
B11 2NE

Telephone:0121 772 3052

Email:uknetwork@btconnect.com