Sanela Diana Jenkins, Bosnian Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

Title

Sanela Diana Jenkins, Bosnian Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

Description

From Wikipedia: Sanela Diana Jenkins is a Bosnian entrepreneur and philanthropist. She currently resides in California. Jenkins fled her home country during the Siege of Sarajevo and emigrated to London, where she studied at City University, London. She grew up in the concrete-block apartments that characterized communist-era Yugoslavia. Jenkins studied economics at the University of Sarajevo, but the outbreak of war in 1992 forced her to flee her home and spend more than a year in Croatia as a refugee before emigrating to London. Diana Jenkins established The Irnis Catic Foundation in 2002 in memory of her brother who was killed during the Bosnian Conflict. The foundation provides essential funding to the medical facilities at the University of Sarajevo. In 2009, Diana Jenkins was awarded the Peace Connection prize by the Center for Peace and Multi-Ethnic Cooperation. She established the Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles in August 2008. The clinic concentrates on legal advocacy, political advocacy and documentation. It is the first endowed program on international justice and human rights at any law school in the western United States. Immediately following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Jenkins and actor Sean Penn established the Jenkins-Penn Haitian Relief Organization to deliver hospital supplies and provide medical care to thousands of displaced Haitians. She compared the long-term recovery in Haiti to that in Bosnia, highlighted the need for basic humanitarian aid, and argued that the U.S. military should not leave the country prematurely.

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Photograph

Language

English

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Figures

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Bosnian-American. Philanthropy. Human Rights. Entrepreneur. Medical Care. Haiti.

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United States

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Celebrity Net Worth, “Sanela Diana Jenkins, Bosnian Entrepreneur & Philanthropist,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed July 22, 2024, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/577.