CHILDREN SAID

True family should, from the our earliest period, teach us how to love and respect.

Jovana, 16 year old

I have the right to be protected and no one can abuse me.

Milan, 6 years old

I have the right and obligation to go to school

Marko, 10 years old

Happy is the Child with the family who love, advice and support them.

Marina, 15 year old

I have the right to live and play, and it must be heard by everyone.

Jelena, 9 years old

Too heavy school bags that students carry on their backs every day and for years are not the result of the needs of children or educational system, but lack of sensitivity for this issue and especially consequences it has on development and growth of the child.

The Ombudsman for Children of RS has sent recommendations to line ministry and the Pedagogical Institute of RS to, within their authorities, undertake the necessary measures and activities to reduce the weight of school bags and prevent the consequences on development and growth of the child.

Activities were also joined by Mikrofin, who recognized the need and opportunity to contribute to the protection of children in this area, so they financed procurement of lockers for students of grade II of Primary School "Jovan Dučić" in Banja Luka. Students today received the keys to their lockers, and we expect that such activities continue in all schools in Republic of Srpska.