HARMONY PROGRAM

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters
to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

HARMONY Program is an educational curriculum, carefully designed by a team of international experts from different fields, to improve personal and professional capacities of the local professionals, their close circles and wider communities. It is a set of methodologies, approaches, workshops, and training sessions, that focus on the personal well-being, inner-peace, interpersonal skills, and collaborations that accelerate problem-solving with a human-centric approach.

We believe that positive changes in society are only possible if we first make positive changes within ourselves. HARMONY Program is tailor made according to the needs of the beneficiaries and communities, therefore, can be implemented in every country. The Program is delivered through a series of HARMONY Projects continuously implemented across the region throughout the years, to create a long-lasting ripple effects that positively transform societies who need it the most. 

One HARMONY Project starts as the “Train the Trainer” program, during which participants (trainees) create and afterwards implement their own “Ripple” project to address an important topic in their school, organization, local or wider community.

Our objectives

To train local professionals in self-awareness and acceptance, communication, group management, using the human-centered approach.

To support the implementation of their original projects in local communities.

To organize annual HARMONY Project: Train the Trainer programs in different countries.

To create a sustainable platform where alumni and trainers collaborate with other projects to implement the HARMONY vision.

TRAIN THE TRAINER

Highly skilled professionals and exemplary community leaders are carefully selected to undergo “Train the Training” program and become coaches. Working in groups and with their mentors during an intense training, these professionals (teachers, journalists, social and youth workers, entrepreneurs, artists, and others) improve their personal and professional capacities, and integrate a human-centric approach into their work. 

A 7-module training program is designed by a team of international experts in psychology, somatic experience, team and conflict management, communication and project management, and other related fields, who continuously support and mentor their trainees after the training week. Modules focus on individual well-being, interpersonal connections, and trust-building, with a unique “from inner-to-outer peace” approach, that creates a state of inner peace that impacts the outer environment, where issues are resolved with care and positive intentions.

Upon completed education, using their unique professional skillset, learned methodologies and SANCHILD´s values  – trainees return to their communities to implement their own “Ripple” projects and accelerate HARMONY vision to inspire positive changes.

Read more about HARMONY Trainees

RIPPLE PROJECTS

HARMONY Ripples are series of continuously implemented projects, that are addressing some of the most complex and pressing issues in smaller (schools, organizations, refugee centers) and wider communities (cities, online). 

Upon completing the Training program, trainees collaborate with the HARMONY Network to create their own projects that are repeatedly implemented to ensure the sustainability of the impact and a long-term problem solution.

All of the projects employ human-centric approach and different methodologies to effectively tackle issues, including: overcoming cultural, ethnic and religious differences, trauma-healing and mental well-being, preventing cycles of human trafficking, abuse and violence, breaking prejudices and stereotypes, environmental protection, supporting the integration of refugees and marginalized groups, promoting artists and entrepreneurs in their early careers, women and girls empowerment, and other important topics. 

HARMONY TRAINERS

Sanela Music

Sanela Music

Founder

Sanela is a former Bosnian refugee living in Switzerland, she carried the burden of war and trauma for many years. After embarking on a reconstruction journey of healing, she was inspired to share her experience, contribute to the resilience process, peacebuilding, and positive change in the country. This dream created SANCHILD, an organization that promotes harmonious growth and helps a new generation move past the heritage of transgenerational conflicts. She is an experienced HR Consultant and coach, specializing in HR Transformation, change management, and process automation for Multinational companies.

She is actively mentoring young students at Ecolint (La Châtaigneraie CH), in various projects such as Weinnovate, Entrepreneurship Lab’s or GEL Summit at UN, Geneva.

SANCHILD Switzerland

Amina Agovic

Amina Agovic

PR & Communications Manager

Amina Agovic holds Double Masters Degree as MSc in Molecular Medicine, from Uppsala University and the University of Groningen, and certification in Communication Strategy for non-profits. As she grew up in post-war society in B&H, from a young age, she has been learning different methodologies in effective communication and conflict resolution.

“Being a volunteer for SANCHILD has promoted my idealistic mindset, and my personal mission is to contribute to trauma healing and a more peaceful environment while working on unique and creative projects.”

SANCHILD Sweden

Susan Laverick

Susan Laverick

Advisory Board Member

Susan is the founder and director of Susan Laverick Consulting. As a consultant, she works with international corporations, academic institutions, NGOs, teams, and individuals to address critical communication challenges with the aim of developing high-impact communicators. Susan’s first-class communication background has included Citigroup and the BBC in London and teaching across international organisations in Geneva. As a seasoned speech-writer and presenter at conferences in Europe, US and the Middle East, her experience represents an invaluable resource to clients seeking support in the drafting of speeches and the delivery of impactful presentations or pitches.  She regularly works with Rotary International, preparing their annual laureates for maiden speeches at the UN in Geneva and New York. She also teaches critical communication skills at both the Graduate Institute of Geneva and the University of Geneva.

Susan has a particular interest in supporting women who are moving into leadership positions, working to enhance their authority and communication skills. She is often invited as a guest speaker at international conferences focused on the professional empowerment of women and donates her coaching expertise to non-profit organisations that champion peace.

Susan has a Doctorate in English Literature (completed on an Australian government Research Scholarship for scholars of exceptional promise); a Master´s in History from the University of London and is an ICF-qualified executive coach.

“As a communication expert, I feel passionate about the powerful role that effective communication can play in the building cohesive teams, authentic leaders, and inspiring visions. Over the years, I have supported a number of NGOs in the global peace sector, helping them to articulate particular messages or leadership visions that enhance their impact in their sectors. I am therefore very honored to be supporting the Harmony Project’s groundbreaking work in facilitating understanding/dialogue amongst disparate communities in B&H.”

Sean Andrew

Sean Andrew

Sean Andrew is a system change coach at Forum and a process designer and facilitator focusing on collaborative governance, conflict transformation, nature-based frameworks and developing emergent strategies that encourage people to work together to address contentious complex cultural and structural social-ecological questions and challenges. His experiences range from community building, working across spheres of government through developing collaborative action-inquiry networks to accompanying civil society organizations to cultivate systemic mindsets and practices.

HARMONY Training Facilitator

Bugu Turkogul

Bugu Turkogul

Buğu is a Biology graduate, a Mindfulness instructor, and a certified coach giving both Organic Intelligence and Mindfulness-based life coaching sessions. Buğu’s 11-year journey through yoga, education and therapy groups inspired her to facilitate Resilience Through Community groups based on creating safe social circles that value spontaneity, authenticity and openness.

HARMONY Training Facilitator

Mathieu Piccot

Mathieu Piccot

Passionate about sport, Mathieu gives great importance to mental preparation, with a Bachelor’s in management psychology. He is a hypnosis practitioner and supports outdoor sports companies in building strategies focused on human values.

HARMONY Training Facilitator

Justin Friedman

Justin Friedman

Advisory Board Member

For over 20 years Justin Friedman has been working in the environmental and wellbeing sectors across the UK, Europe, Asia, the USA, and South Africa. Friedman actually means Man of Peace and Justin seeks to support peacebuilding with ourselves, each other, and the planet. He focuses on driving large-scale behavior changes.

He has provided facilitation, strategic planning, Creative Direction, Communication, and Campaign strategies for social entrepreneurs, non-profits, foundations, governments, businesses, ecolabels, and celebrities. He focuses on working with organizations to support their resilience by providing them with powerful knowledge around restorative and regenerative principles.

He founded FLOW (For Love Of Water) in SA which has linked Government, Corporate, Media, and Civil society through media, design, events, product, and POS Innovation in order to create lasting behavior change. He also helped to create Water Access and Awareness at the 2010 World Cup and co-hosted UN-Habitat and UN-Water. He recently developed a Water Offset tool that facilitates users being able to offset their water usage to projects that save water, create jobs, and provide water services to communities.

Justin was network leader at Biomimicry SA for 5 years where he was Project Lead on various Government Tenders and recently completed his work on the pioneering pilot project Genius of SPACE in Langrug Informal Settlement in the Western Cape. He oversaw the Project and Process Management for the life of the project.

Justin showcases his love for the arts by producing and directing musical tracks and performances which drive environmental behavior change at live events including The 2010 FIFA World Cup and TedX and for the UN. He also has licensed and distributed documentary films. Justin was a candidate for the Green Party of SA in 2019.

Justin is currently providing Advisory Services for Pioneering People & Projects. He has been supporting SANCHILD’s activities since 2015.

Boaz B. Feldman

Boaz B. Feldman

Boaz works as a clinical psychologist, a trainer and a Dharma teacher. His areas of intervention are diverse, including corporations, public-private sectors, humanitarian NGO’s, community-based organisations, groups and individual clients in a multi-disciplinary clinical practice.

Boaz has studied in various countries including Switzerland, England, Canada and Thailand. With his first degree in economics and business administration, he developed a solid basis for working efficiently, setting and meeting realistic goals. Additionally, he studied psychology, corporate performance enhancement and psychosomatic psychology. His longstanding training in mindfulness-based approaches and Western psychological methodologies enables a unique cross-pollination between therapy, psycho-biological sciences and wisdom traditions. He is in the Bodhi College Dharma Teacher Training Program and starting to lead retreats. His clinical areas of expertise include Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), burnout, depression and anxiety disorders.

HARMONY Training Facilitator

Silke Foegele

Silke Foegele

Silke is a certified complementary therapist and has been trained both as a CranioSacral therapist and as a physiotherapist. Her further training comprises prenatal and birth therapy, mediation, Organic Intelligence, yoga, and qigong. She lives in Basel with her family. She focuses on increasing her clients’ resources and joy.

HARMONY Training Facilitator

Quentin Goubin

Quentin Goubin

As a true globetrotter, he multiplied his professional activities either in adapted activities or in a rehabilitation clinic as a sports coach. Now hypnosis practitioner, he shows hypnosis added value in supporting pathologies such as stroke, trauma, locomotor disorders

HARMONY Training Facilitator

Emilie Aveline

Emilie Aveline

Emilie is a hypnosis practitioner and a nurse, who specialized in perinatal care. She works for her own practice and also trains midwives in support of hypnosis and its derivative tools.

HARMONY Training Facilitator

Delphine Obin

Delphine Obin

Passionate about the diversity of human psychic and functioning, Delphine turned to medical studies to become a psychiatrist and then to hypnosis to become an hypnotherapist.

HARMONY Training Facilitator

Anela Lebic

Anela Lebic

Anela holds r a Federal Certificate in Marketing, BSc in Political and Social Sciences, and is specialized in various support approaches from the school of Palo Alto. She has 11 years of project management experience. Drawing on her experience in sales, marketing, and communication, she decided to create an innovative approach at the Institute for Human Positioning (IHP).
Anela strongly believes that soft skills are key for people to thrive professionally and personally. For that reason, she uses her strong experience in hypnosis, human positioning, and other tools to help them develop skills such as communication, emotion management, etc. She is one of the facilitators working at the Arche Suisse Beyond Borders (ASBB).

HARMONY Training Facilitator

TRAIN THE TRAINER

The first cohort: 2021

From June 27th – July 3rd, 2021, we organized our first training week in Tarcin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, with 19 participants from 11 cities in B&H. Our trainees are schoolteachers, journalists, psychologists, NGO and social activists and artists.

Inspired and guided by our 13 facilitators, they created their own projects tackling key societal issues – cultural and ethnic differences and stereotypes, women and girls empowerment, human trafficking, sexual violence and abuse, emotions and well-being. They actively worked from September until December 2021, organizing training sessions, lectures, round tables, art events, publishing online articles, etc,
and have implemented 17 “HARMONY Ripple Projects”.

“The Inside-Out workshop was a genuinely life-changing experience for me. I went in with no idea what to expect but over the course of just a couple of hours taking part in activities that reshaped the way that I thought about peace as something that has to be built from inside all of us. A room full of strangers became good friends over the course of the session, and I think we all came out with a new appreciation of the power of interpersonal connection.”

George Foden, Social Activist, UK
Pilot project participant, 2017

“The most important goal is to bring consciousness on how important we are to each other as human beings, and that we cannot be complete without others by our side.”

Edisa Demic, Pedagogy Professor
HARMONY Trainee, 2021

“Perhaps SANCHILD’s HARMONY Project in B&H can break the destructive cycle of human behaviours by encouraging people to understand their differences and find unity in guiding positive change across fractured communities.”

Dr Susan Laverick, Communications Expert, France
HARMONY Trainer

“The atmosphere that we created at the Inside-Out workshop helped me to open up. It was peaceful, friendly, open, inclusive, nonjudgmental, and reflexive but also energetic, empowering and emotional. It was a unique opportunity to learn about myself and my relationship with other people. There are no words to describe it, but I would definitely do it again and recommend it.”

Eleonora Costa, Humanitarian worker, Italy
Pilot project participant, 2017

“While the history should be used for teaching peace, different historical and cultural narratives in B&H are a huge problem for further peace-building. By teaching multiple perspectives we can create mutual understanding and critical thinking.”

Danijel Cakaric, History and English Language Teacher, B&H

HARMONY Trainee, 2021

“The participants of the HARMONY Project have convinced me that by supporting the implementation of their project ideas, Rotarians can make a major contribution to long-term harmony in Bosnia and Herzegovina.”

Dr Walter B. Gyger, Rotary Action Group for Peace, Switzerland
HARMONY Support

“HARMONY Project brought together young people from all parts of B&H who are enthusiastic, optimistic and willing to explore ways to achieve harmony within themselves and how to spread it in their communities.”

Amila Besirovic, Performing Arts Teacher, B&H
HARMONY Trainee, 2021

“The Inside-Out workshop was a genuinely life-changing experience for me. I went in with no idea what to expect but over the course of just a couple of hours taking part in activities that reshaped the way that I thought about peace as something that has to be built from inside all of us. A room full of strangers became good friends over the course of the session, and I think we all came out with a new appreciation of the power of interpersonal connection.”

George Foden, Social Activist, UK
Pilot project Participant, 2017

“The most important goal is to bring consciousness on how important we are to each other as human beings, and that we cannot be complete without others by our side.”

Edisa Demic, Pedagogy Professor, B&H
HARMONY Trainee, 2021

“Perhaps SANCHILD’s HARMONY Project in B&H can break the destructive cycle of human behaviours by encouraging people to understand their differences and find unity in guiding positive change across fractured communities.”

Dr Susan Laverick, Communication Expert, France
HARMONY Trainer

“The atmosphere that we created at the Inside-Out workshop helped me to open up. It was peaceful, friendly, open, inclusive, nonjudgmental, and reflexive but also energetic, empowering and emotional. It was a unique opportunity to learn about myself and my relationship with other people. There are no words to describe it, but I would definitely do it again and recommend it.”

Eleonora Costa, Humanitarian worker, Italy
Pilot project participant, 2017

“While the history should be used for teaching peace, different historical and cultural narratives in B&H are a huge problem for further peace-building. By teaching multiple perspectives we can create mutual understanding and critical thinking.”

Danijel Cakaric, History and English Language Teacher, B&H
HARMONY Trainee, 2021

“While the history should be used for teaching peace, different historical and cultural narratives in B&H are a huge problem for further peace-building. By teaching multiple perspectives we can create mutual understanding and critical thinking.”

Danijel Cakaric, History and English Language Teacher, B&H
HARMONY Trainee, 2021

“HARMONY Project brought together young people from all parts of B&H who are enthusiastic, optimistic and willing to explore ways to achieve harmony within themselves and how to spread it in their communities.”

Amila Besirovic, Performing Arts Teacher, B&H
HARMONY Trainee, 2021

RIPPLE PROJECTS

harmony projects in 2021

SERENDIPITY

FIND YOUR INSPIRATION

WOMEN IN SMALL BUSINESSES (WISB)

THEATER FOR CHANGE

LEARNING AND REWARDING THROUGH "TREASURE HUNTING"

CONNECTING THROUGHT ARTS

IMAGINE AND THINK

THROUGH LIFE-LONG DIALOGUE TO ETERNAL HARMONY

WOMEN INSPIRED BY SPACE

MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS

THE POWER OF LISTENING

TALKING ABOUT US

YOUTH POWER FOR BETTER FUTURE IN BOSNIA

YOU ARE THE POWER

BE IN HARMONY MY FRIEND

E-MOTIONS

ALL YOU NEED

coming up in 2022

HARMONY PROJECT: MFS-EMMAUS

HARMONY Project: MFS-EMMAUS is a tailor-made Train the Trainer program followed by a series of Ripple projects that aim to strengthen the capacities of MFS-EMMAUS staff and their young beneficiaries.

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HARMONY PROJECT: RIPPLES 2022

The second series of the HARMONY Ripple projects aims to tackle some of the most complex issues
and bring a new wave of sustainable positive changes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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