DUGA Orphanage & OSREDAK Orphanage, Bosnia & Herzegovina


Photos courtesy of Jasna Dolic pictured below

photo3The Centre for Children without Parental Care “DUGA” was built in 1999 with the main objective to care for children from their birth to six years old, who were temporarily or permanently left without parental care.  The Osredak orphanage cares for children aged 7-18 near the city of Cazin.

Jasna Marie

In March 2013, we contributed $1000 to an effort led by our friend Jasna, who we became friends with at the farmers market.  Jasna visited Bosnia and Herzegovina by invitation to perform at the City Square opening in Cazin, rebuilt after the war*.  While Jasna was there, she visited these two small orphanages and provided them with everyday basics such as nappies as well as school and library books.

“I have returned back from Bosnia & Herzegovina and wanted to thank you and msafiriinaction for the generous donation towards OSREDAK & DUGA Orphans basic needs and school books. Caring staff and children have passed their regards and thanks to you all.

The City of Cazin Council  Mayor, Mr. Nermin Ogresevic was very touched by this gesture and would love to continue networking with Msafiriinaction.”

           Jasna Dolic, Manager Yassna’s Pitteria Catering and Artist Bosnia and Herzegovina Community


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For more information: http://www.centar-duga.info/index-eng.php

* When Jasna Dolic came to Australia from Bosnia-Herzegovina to visit her older brother, she had no idea it would change her life forever. When civil war broke out, Jasna found it impossible to return to her home and for one year had no idea whether her Muslim parents and other siblings had been harmed during the religious genocide. Music and art became her daily escape. Jasna is an accomplished opera singer and produces community productions; she hopes to compose operas and musicals in the future. Her many talents include designing and creating costumes, jewellery and needlework and being a finalist in the Heartlands Refugee Fine Art prize. Jasna regularly travels back to Bosnia to support orphanages and victims of war. (Source: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jasna-dolic-human-library-ticket-1-tickets-4937697787) Jasna’s song “SMILE” is her first recorded, original song on her album of “Women’s Songs” which was launched on 14 December 2013, at Deakin Edge Federation Square in Melbourne. Proceeds from her songs have supported various efforts including the 2013 Australian bushfire appeal.