Bosnia-Podrinje Canton is located in the eastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with its headquarters in Goražde. The area of the canton is 504.6 km2, which is 1.93% of the area of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The canton has the following municipalities: Goražde, Foča-Ustikolina, Pale and Prača. In the central upper reaches of the Drina River, 30 km downstream from Foča, is Gorazde, one of the most beautiful cities in this part of our country. The Municipality of Goražde was one of the most developed municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This city is the economic, administrative and cultural center of the whole canton.
Goražde is located in the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Drina River connects this beautiful city with other cities in the country. The municipality of Goražde covers an area of 252 km2, with a population of 31,582 today. According to 2009 estimates, the canton has a population of about 33,093. The Municipality of Goražde is divided into 20 local communities: Goražde I, Goražde II, Goražde III, Goražde IV, Vitkovići, Osijek, Berič, Osanica, Ilovača, Mravinjac, Vranići, Posestra, Faočići, Rešetnica, Kraboriš, Orahovice, Bogušići, Hubjeri, Sadba and Zupčići.
There are six elementary and three secondary schools in the Bosnian-Podrinje Canton of Goražde. There are four primary schools. Two of them are in Goražde, one in Vitkovići and one in Ilovača. There are one primary school in the municipalities of Foca-Ustikolin and Pale-Prača, respectively. The mixed secondary school, technical high school and vocational high school are located in Goražde. Education in the Bosnia-Podrinje Canton of Goražde still faces many difficulties. In the last ten years, students have been educated in three- and four-year occupations.
The economic crisis, which is growing year by year, does not allow young people to continue their education, and consequently a large number of young people either leave the country or end up in the labor market. A huge problem is the state of apathy and young people’s lack of interest in acting independently, as well as their involvement in various processes that are important to them. One of the sure reasons is the absence of many positive examples that would serve young people as role models for their independent activities and interests.