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Growing up in the shadow of war

Growing peace through education in Bosnia

How can children grow up peacefully in the shadow of war? Since the first shots were fired in the ethnic cleansing waged against the citizens of Bosnia-Herzegovina nearly 30 years ago, war has woven itself into the very fabric of Bosnian society.

In response, undergraduates from William & Mary’s American Bosnian Collaboration Project, otherwise known as the ABC project, travel to Sarejevo each summer to support local students and teachers in growing a new foundation of peace.

This summer marked the project’s 20th anniversary, a testament to its long-term commitment to Bosnian children. Five student volunteers spent four weeks working with Bosnian partners in Sarajevo last summer with the ABC project, which is housed at W&M’s Global Research Institute.

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