THROUGH LIFE-LONG DIALOGUE
TO ETERNAL HARMONY
The project brought together students with different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds and inspired them to work together on improving communications to overcome prejudices.
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
The vision of this project was to bring together students from different cities, who have different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds and to work together on strengthening connection and improving communication without prejudices, to help overcoming cultural differences and divisions among BH citizens.
From 17th to 18th of September 2021, in Konjic, B&H, 34 local high school participated in the workshops, learning new techniques to improve connection with themselves (mindfulness practices), their environment, overcoming school-caused stress and having healthy dialogues with the focus on building harmonious and lasting relationships.
The implementation of this project was supported by the Rotary International (Global Grant) and NGO SANCHILD.
About the harmony trainees
Dragana Koprivica is an English language teacher in Grammar school in Visoko. She is very passionate about learning languages, and she also speaks Turkish and Spanish. She loves working with children, and she is engaged in many projects and activities to promote non-formal education.
EDINA ILDA LOKVANCIC
Edina Ilda Lokvancic is an English language teacher in the First Bosniak Gymnasium in Sarajevo. She teaches both teenagers and adults, and has strong organizational skills. She has actively participated in different projects regarding social, racial, religious and ethnic equality with her students, under the coverage of the US Embassy and Ministry of education.
“We want to offer our students the tools to reach inner peace and find harmony within themselves, with the aim of preventing stress and conflict through reaching inner peace. Cascading gained knowledge to youth is a gift given only to some people. I’m proud to be just a teacher who motivates students to engage in creative projects, that allow them to be better people.”
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”.
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