About the School
Here at NEFBiH, we recognize the importance of preserving Bosnian language skills as one of the core values of our Bosnian American identity. Due to that belief, our Leadership Team spearheaded by then Board of Directors President and the Language School Founder Ria Kulenovic saw an immense value in this initiative. NEFBIH’s Bosnian Language School was founded in the Fall of 2013. Some of the School’s main goals are:
1. Acquisition of language skills and competencies of students according to their age
2. Developing students’ awareness of Bosnian cultural and multi-ethnic identity
3. Maintaining and strengthening ties with Bosnia and Herzegovina.
At the end of each semester our students, parents and other volunteers, led by the School’s Coordinator (Jasmina Dervisevic-Cesic) and Teacher (Nefira Cajic Masic), organize a recital to celebrate the students’ achievements. This gives the students an opportunity to showcase their learned language skills through various modes of expression, such as: singing, presentations, poetry reciting and acting.
Scholarships for students in need of financial assistance are available. To apply for financial assistance, please send FIT – 1040 form for the year (prior) and a letter of support for financial assistance. Members of the Committee for Financial Assistance are responsible for reviewing and granting scholarships.
For any additional questions, please contact the NEFB&H’s Bosnian Language Coordinator- Jasmina Dervisevic Cesic at jcesic[at]yahoo.com.