“E-motions” project is created for marginalized Roma children in the city of Visoko, B&H, to contribute to their greater social inclusion and the development of their emotional competencies.
This project is a result of the first “HARMONY Project: Train the Trainer” program, implemented in B&H in 2021.
We believe that positive changes in society are only possible if we first make positive changes within ourselves. By delivering our “Train the trainer” program across the region, both the philosophy and implementation of our mission will spread to communities who need it most.
About the project
Marginalized Roma children in Bosnia and Herzegovina are often facing many emotional challenges and are victims of marginalization and alienation from the society.
This project was created contribute to their greater social inclusion and to support the development of emotional competencies of this target group. 5 workshops were organized to provide 15 children with the psychological tools and teach them skills to recognize emotions in themselves and others, process them and finally express them in controlled, mindful and creative manner.
Children used different art forms to express their emotions, tell stories and present their imagination, while learning painting techniques, playing music instruments and using written word with the application of several pedagogical tools. The project activities were lead and supported by coaches from Muharem Berbic Foundation.
The implementation of this project was supported by the Rotary International (Global Grant) and NGO SANCHILD.
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HOW IS THE LOCAL HARMONY PROJECT CREATED?
HARMONY Project is a platform for education of professionals, designed with the focus on individual well-being, interpersonal connections, and trust-building.
One HARMONY Project starts as the “Train the Trainer” program, where participants (trainees) undergo 7 training modules carefully designed by the international coaches, and results in the Local HARMONY Projects. Each project is designed by one trainee and addresses one issue or an important topic in their local communities, and is implemented by employing their unique skill set, SANCHILD’s values and the HARMONY Project mission to inspire positive changes. Finally, the projects may continue to be improved and implemented in the future, to create “long-lasting ripple effects that positively transform societies”.
About HARMONY Trainee
“We are all equal? Well, this is not true as long as there are marginalized groups of people. With this project we want to get one step closer to equality by preparing these young minds to be emotionally ready for their place in society and future.”
Emin Alic is a teacher, currently in the process of obtaining his MA degree in Classroom Teaching. He loves working with children, and is dedicated to supporting children with disabilities. He is a Project Coordinator in Muharem Berbic Foundation, on projects such as “Older brother, older sister”, “Development Center for education and inclusion”, and many other that are mainly focusing on children from marginalized communities.
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