Rotary Peace Symposium: Sustaining Peace Through Partnership

Rotary Peace Symposium is an annual event held for peacebuilders with the focus on Rotary members, Rotaractors, Interactors, peace fellows, and Rotary alumni and partners. This years’ event was held in Hamburg, Germany, from 31st of May until 1st of June.

Amina Agovic is one of the very inspiring young students who represent the core of SANCHILD and what our mission stands to accomplish. We were honored to have her selected as a keynote speaker to present her experience of living in B&H, including her participation in SANCHILDS’s first pilot workshop “From Inner to Outer Peace”. After helping to organize and participate in our pilot workshop “From Inner to Outer Peace” in Sarajevo, Amina was amazed by the experience and positive impact it had on her, she continues to work closely with Sanela Music, Founder & President of SANCHILD, to grow our program and other local projects.

“It is scary and tiring to live in a country where you always must express what your ethnical identity is, and your future depends on that ONLY. War stopped. Hate speech never did. Conflict never did. People separation never did. We are born living the differences, but we live in fear of them. The way we want to bring the change is by creating the positive environment, by empowering and giving support to young people. We will create environment where we have escaped the vicious circle of stereotyping and talking differences.”

– Amina Agovic at the Peace Symposium