Goodness comes in many forms. For some, it can lie in lending a helping hand to those in need. For others, it might be in donating to the deserving ones. For Naida Mehanović, goodness entails giving back to her homeland and the generations to come and providing them with better opportunities than before in every sector of life.
The circumstances in which Naida was born were far less than ideal. Bosnia and Herzegovina was suffering from one of many long-term sieges, which had left devastating remnants on the country and its inhabitants. Even after the war ended, a large number of Bosnians fled to foreign countries for better and more stable opportunities.
Upon witnessing such chaos, Naida feared the increasing number of emigrations and low population rate would one day result in the undeserved disappearance of a beautiful country. So, she made it her life goal to make it better for the younger generations so that they wouldn’t have to flee anymore and instead work collectively towards building a better home.
Like many others, Naida also had to complete most of her education from abroad due to the poor educational structure in B&H. But that didn’t distract her from her goal of making her country prosper. She studied in Bologna, Europe, but came back to assemble young and promising individuals that would become the future of their homeland.
Currently, she is a lawyer, a CEO of a real estate agency that deals with legal property matters, and the president of the Youth Council of Sarajevo Canton which amasses the Bosnian youth under one umbrella association and caters to the legal rights of students.
Naida founded the real estate agency ‘Primavera’ with the main goal to address legal property matters in the country and widen the Bosnia and Herzegovina realty market for foreign investors. Through the Youth Council platform, Naida is reaching out to the government for the legal regulation of student rights and international standard education for all.
Like many others, she could have gone and left the country for a more privileged life. But running away from a problem is not a solution, facing it is. So, she chose to stay and with the help of many others like her, she is bringing about much-anticipated change in her country.