WE'RE ON THE SIDE OF THE MARGINALIZED, OVERLOOKED, AND UNDERSERVED. WE STAND FOR UNITY, OPPORTUNITY, AND DIGNITY.
We work on the behalf of vulnerable youth populations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We serve orphans, land mine victims, Roma children, and college students. Our holistic approach does more to provide for each child and student we serve. We help with basic needs such as emergency medical, dental health, vision, food and shelter. Beyond that, we strive to provide the tools and resources necessary for emotional and social health. By meeting their needs today, we are preparing them for a better tomorrow.
Jericho volunteers have made annual trips to the same orphanage in BiH since 2006. All costs are covered by the individual team members, driven by the call to serve. Although each team is unique, the goals remain the same: to serve in BiH fostering lasting friendships, broadening educational perspectives and increasing language skills of the children from an orphanage and Roma housing and Educational Center.
Every year, we bring school supplies, craft materials, and games to engage the children’s creativity. Additionally, gift bags filled with a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, stickers, granola bars, gum and miscellaneous treats are delivered to each child. Our activities are fun yet educational, geared toward emotional and social health while allowing us to connect and interact with each child.
BIH has more landmines, per square mile, than anywhere else in the world.
From the beginning of Jericho, we’ve partnered with Miracles Centre, the only free provider of prosthetics in all of BiH. Years of armed conflict in BiH left over one million unexploded landmines; more landmines per square mile than any other country in the world.
Poverty and weak health care have left many victims without prosthetic care or psychological support. We partner with Miracles to provide victims with treatment and support; helping children to lead productive lives with the confidence to pursue their dreams. You can learn more about Miracles
Jericho provides basic dental hygiene lessons for the children at an orphanage. The use of visual aids and props, donated by an area dentist gives the children a fun and engaging way to earn about preventative health.
New toothbrushes, dental floss and toothpaste are donated and given to every child to help maintain the practice. In addition, Jericho promotes child health by providing vitamins and non-prescription medicines.