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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.

 






 
 
Events
Activities in Bosnia House on Saturday , 9th of December 2017
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The celebration of 20 years of Bosnian and Herzegovinian supplementary schools in the UK
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Refugee Week Festival
Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham would like to warmly invite you to support, share and join in during Refugee Week Festival this year. You can see the full programme of events here: http://celebrating-sanctuary.org.uk/wordpress/festival/...
News
PRINTED TEXTBOOK FOR SUPPLEMENTARY EDUCATION FOR BOSNIAN AND HERZEGOVINIA CHILDREN IN DIASPORA
It is well known fact that the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina is responsible for the improvement of supplementary education of children in Diaspora. The competent institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina have adopted the Curriculum for Supplementary Primary and Secondary education abroad and have issued a textbook for children from the 1st to the 4th grade of elementary school. What is missing for years is an adequate textbook for children attending supplementary classes of 5 to 9 grades....
LIVING TOGETHER – PROJECT OF COOPERATION BETWEEN BH UK NETWORK AND BRAP ORGANISATION
On Thursday evening, BRAP organisation from Birmingham visited premises of Bosnia House, who in cooperation with BH UK Network have successfully organised an event with Birmingham’s migrant communities. ...
15TH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA DIASPORA IN FUTSAL
Between 4- 6.May 2018. Turkey was the host of the 15th world championship of B&H Diaspora in futsal. The organiser of the championship is the World Association of Diaspora of B&H (SSd BIH). This year, the Federation of Culture Associations of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Turkey has hosted this already well known traditional manifestation. The sponsors of the event were the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina....
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina UK Network
Bosnia and Herzegovina UK Network
Bosnia and Herzegovina UK Network
Lottery Funded
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