On June 18, Ambassador Maureen Cormack opened a newly built Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities in Doboj. The opening of the Center was made possible by the Doboj Municipality, the U.S. Office of Defense Cooperation, USAID, and several other partners, including UNDP and the Czech Embassy. This Center represents a culmination of the commitment and determination to establish a facility expressly dedicated to 250 special needs children in the region – a region that was also devastated in the May 2014 floods. The Center is specifically designed, built, equipped and staffed with special needs children in mind and the services they require. U.S. Embassy funding and assistance totaled over $300,000 and included assisting in constructing the center, providing computers and speech therapy equipment, and providing training for the staff. The Doboj municipality also invested 520,000KM.