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Stjepan Krst rises from the ashes
By Marko Puljić | Published  09/28/2010 | Bilingual , Croatians in B&H | Unrated
Stjepan Krst niče iz pepela
 
Stjepan Krst: župna crkva sv. Ivana Krstitelja odmah nakon rata - the parish church of St. John the Baptist immediately after the war.

The “Gornji Kraj” Association was founded early in 2007 to encourage and intensify the return and survival on ancient hearths. The organization is comprised of 5 villages of the former municipality of Stolac: Ljubljenica, Stjepan Krst, Gornji Brštanik, Donji Brštanik and Dabrica. All of these villages were almost 100% destroyed and devastated in the last war, and returning is difficult. Until now, not even one fifth of housing has been rebuilt, infrastructure is mostly destroyed, and electricity has not yet arrived in 2 villages (only partially in Ljubljenica, Stjepan Krst and Dabrica). There is a great risk of marked and unmarked minefields, all of which present a grim picture of life in these villages. But we have not given up or gotten tired of rebuilding and returning, and with that aim we have set up an association to break the deadlock and through the institutions of the system, lift this region more easily on its feet and return its prewar splendor! 

 Organization's mission

-              encourage the reconciliation process in BiH;

-              to encourage the process of sustainable return, especially of minorities in BiH, with special emphasis to eastern Herzegovina and  the HNŽ;

-              finding opportunities for the reconstruction of destroyed housing;

-              finding opportunities to rebuild destroyed infrastructure in rural areas as a precondition for sustainable return (roads, electricity, water, telephone...);

-              finding opportunities for sustainable return, with special emphasis on employment in agriculture;

-              finding opportunities for starting small businesses and self-employment, with the aim of employing returnees and socially vulnerable people;

-              development and modernization of agriculture, with special emphasis on organic food production and restoration of livestock;

-              cooperation with relevant organizations and financial institutions in the country and abroad for the successful implementation of development projects at the local level;

-              moderate the use of natural resources, with special emphasis on environmental protection;

-              informing and educating members about new technologies in agriculture;

-              representation and assistance to members of the association in matters relating to personal activities;

-              preservation of natural and cultural heritage;

-              development of rural tourism;

-              performing other activities in accordance with the law.

Udruga „Gornji kraj“ je osnovana početkom 2007. godine da bi potakla i intenzivirala povratak i ostanak na stoljetnim ognjištima. Obuhvaća 5 sela bivše općine Stolac: Ljubljenicu, Stjepan Križ, Gornji Brštanik, Donji Brštanik i Dabricu. Sva sela su u prošlom ratu skoro 100% uništena i devastirana, tako da povratak dosta teško ide. Do sada nije obnovljeno ni 1/5  stambenog fonda, infrastruktura je dosta uništena, električna energija još nije stigla u 2 sela nikako (samo dijelom u Ljubljenicu, Stjepan Križ i Dabricu). Postoji velika opasnost od obilježenih i neobilježenih minskih polja, što sve zajedno predstavlja tešku sliku sadašnjeg života u ovim selima.  Međutim nismo odustali ni posustali od obnove i povratka i s tim ciljem smo osnovali Udrugu, to jest da bi stvari pokrenuli s mrtve točke i da bi kroz institucije sistema lakše digli ovaj kraj na svoje noge i vratili mu prijeratni sjaj!

 

 Misija organizacije

-              poticanje procesa pomirenja na prostoru BiH;

-              poticanje procesa održivog povratka, posebno manjinskih na području BiH, sa posebnim osvrtom na istočnu Hercegovinu i HNŽ;

-              iznalaženje mogućnosti obnove uništenog stambenog fonda;

-              iznalaženja mogućnosti obnove uništene infrastrukture u ruralnim područjima, kao preduvjeta za održiv povratak (putovi, struja, voda, telefon,...);

-              iznalaženja mogućnosti održivog povratka, sa posebnim osvrtom za upošljavanje u poljoprivredi;

-              iznalaženje mogućnosti za pokretanje male privrede i samozapošljavanja, a sve u cilju zapošljavanja povratnika i socijalno ugroženog stanovništva;

-              razvoj i osuvremenjivanje poljoprivrede, sa posebnim osvrtom na ekološku proizvodnju hrane i obnovu stočnog fonda;

-              suradnja sa relevantnim organizacijama i financijskim institucijama u zemlji i inozemstvu radi uspješnog realiziranja razvojnih projekata na lokalnom nivou;

-              umjereno iskorištavanje prirodnih resursa, sa posebnim osvrtom na zaštitu okoliša;

-              informiranje i edukacija članstva o novim tehnologijama u poljoprivredi;

-              zastupanje i pomoć članovima udruge u sporovima iz njihove djelatnosti;

-              očuvanje prirode i kulturne baštine;

-              razvoj seoskog turizma;

-              obavljanje drugih djelatnosti u skladu sa Zakonom.



 
  Ljubljenica: novi vodovod - the new water main

Currently completed projects by the Association:

- Development of project documentation – the water supply project in the returnee village Ljubljenica in the municipality of Berkovići (RS).  The contract was signed on August 16, 2008 in the municipality of Berkovići and completed in the same month.

             Project was realized with aid from :- Handicap International (036 558350, cfp@handicap-international.co.ba ),  - the municipality of Berkovići (059/860151)  - „Gornji kraj“ Association Ljubljenica with 1000 KM   (063350400, udruga.gornjikraj@tel.net.ba ).

-  Participation in drafting the revised Strategy for Bosnia and Herzegovina for the implementation of Annex VII of the Dayton peace agreement through the work of the Union of Associations for Refugees, Displaced Persons and Returnees in Bosnia and Herzegovina (currently the Union for the sustainable return and integration in Bosnia - http://www.uzopibih.com.ba, 033/239604). Participation was realized in December of 2008;

-  Assistance in preparation of project documentation for electrification of the villages of Stjepan Krst, Gornji and Donji Brštanik in cooperation with the municipality Berkovići (063/312639) - June 2009;

-   Help build the parish church of St. John the Baptist in Stjepan Krst (063/312639) – June 2009 - present;

- Participation in the committee for selection of beneficiaries of reconstruction in the municipality Berkovići (059/860151) – September 2009 - present;

-  Assist a family to get a motorized cultivator as support for returning, August– September 2009;

-   Aid 7 returnee families who had begun to intensively cultivate orchards and produce organic food in a project documenting and lobbying CEFA Mostar (now Eco Line Mostar). Today these families have more than 10 hectares of fruit and have OK certification (Eco Line, Vrapčići bb - Mostar, www.ecoline.ba, 036/558820)-March 2007;  

-   Last year, in collaboration with agricultural cooperatives from Nevesinje, we again plowed approximately 10 hectares of new orchards, which are planned to include 5 additional returnee families (Luka Čuljak 063/986086) - September 2009;

- Assistance in marking of unmarked minefields in collaboration with the civil protection in the Berkovići municipality (059/860151), August – September 2009;

-   Successfully implemented the project "CONSTRUCTION OF A MAIN DISTRIBUTION NETWORK FOR A WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM IN THE VILLAGE LJUBLJENICA" worth 49,568.10 KM. HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL, the municipality of Berkovići,  and the Gornji Kraj" Association participated in the implementation of the project on a partnership basis. This represents only part of a large water supply project for the village of Ljubljenica.

 


„Gornj kraj“ Association Ljubljenica- Stolac, Identification number : 4227535250005,

Giro account at  UniCreditBank: 3382702200446974, 

Deposits from abroad: BA 3382704850611813; SWIFT: UNCRBA 22

Tel: 036/858000, Fax: 036/858001;
Mobile: 063/350400, e-mail: udruga.gornjikraj@tel.net.ba, zdravko.raguz@ht.ba

 Do sada realizirani projekti Udruge:

- Izrada projektne dokumentacije – glavnog projekta vodovoda u povratničkom selu Ljubljenica, općina Berkovići (RS).  Ugovor je potpisan 16.08.2008. godine u općini Berkovići i realiziran isti mjesec.

             Projekt je realiziran uz pomoć :- Hendicap International (036 558350, cfp@handicap-international.co.ba ), - općine Berkovići (059/860151),  - Udruge „Gornji kraj“ Ljubljenica sa 1000 KM   (063350400, udruga.gornjikraj@tel.net.ba ).

 -  Učešće u izradi revidirane Strategije Bosne i Hercegovine za provedbu Anexa VII Dejtonskog mirovnog sporazuma kroz rad Savez udruženja-udruga izbjeglica i raseljenih lica u BiH, (sadašnja Unija za održivi povratak i integracije u BIH - www.uzopibih.org,033/239604). Učešće je realizirano u prosincu 2008. godine;

-   Pomoć u izradi projektne dokumentacije za elektrifikacije sela Stjepan Krst, Gornji i  Donji Brštanik  u suradnji sa općinom Berkovići (063/312639) – lipanj 2009. godine;

-   Pomoć u izgradnji Župne crkve Sv. Ivana Krstitelja u Stjepan Krstu (063/312639) – lipanj, srpanj, kolovoz, rujan, listopad, studeni, prosinac 2009. godine i još traje;

-   Učešće u radu Komisija za odabir korisnika pomoći rekonstrukcije u općini Berkovići (059/860151) – rujan, listopad, studeni, prosinac 2009. godine i još traje;

-   Pomoć jednoj obitelji  za dobivanje motokultivatora kao podrška povratku - kolovoz, rujan 2009. godine;

-   Pomoć za  7  povratničkih obitelji u izradi projektne dokumentacije i lobiranju kod   CEFA Mostar (sadašnji Eco Line Mostar), koji su se počeli intenzivnije baviti  voćarstvom i proizvodnjom zdrave hrane. Danas te obitelji imaju preko 10 hektara pod  voćem i imaju OK certifikat (Eco Line, Vrapčići bb -  Mostar, www.ecoline.ba , 036/558820) –ožujka 2007. godine;  

-   Prošle godine smo u suradnji sa Zemljoradničkom Zadrugom iz Nevesinja nanovo uzorali cca 10 hektara za nove voćnjake koji se planiraju i uključili još 5 povratničkih obitelji (Luka Čuljak , 063/986086) – rujan 2009. godine;

-   Pomoć u obilježavanju neobilježenih minskih polja u suradnji sa Civilnom zaštitom općine Berkovići (059/860151) – kolovoz, rujan 2009. godine.

-   Uspješno realiziran projekt „IZGRADNJA GLAVNE DISTRIBUTIVNE MREŽE SISTEMA ZA VODOSNABDIJEVANJE U SELU LJUBLJENICA“ vrijednog 49.568,10 KM. U realizaciji projekta su učestvovali HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL, općina  Berkovići I Udruga “GORNJI KRAJ”  na partnerskoj osnovi. Ovo predstavlja samo dio velikog projekta vodoopskrbe sela Ljubljenica.

 


Udruga „Gornj kraj“ Ljubljenica- Stolac, Identifikacijski broj: 4227535250005,

Žiro račun kod UniCreditBank: KM 3382702200446974

Uplate iz inozemstva: BA 3382704850611813; SWIFT: UNCRBA 22,

Tel: 036/858000, Fax: 036/858001; Mob:063/350400  e-mail: udruga.gornjikraj@tel.net.ba, zdravko.raguz@ht.ba




Stjepan Krst danas. Stjepan Krst today.

 
 Dobrović: izvor - spring



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