The House of Good Tones was founded in Srebrenica in 2011.
Our friends from Bauern Helfen Bauern/BHB Foundation from Salzburg helped us to set a house where children and youth from the Srebrenica region will have access to high-quality educational, cultural, and entertaining programs, a house where everyone, irrespective of their ethnic, social, religious, or any other background will feel good spending time together and sharing experience and joy. Hundreds of children and young people from Srebrenica, Potočari, Bratunac, Skelani have participated in dozens of projects, concerts, travels and visits. Guests from all corners of the world have visited us and we have learned, sung and grown together.
Our activities are divided into six programs – music, training, community engagement, lifestyle, voluntarism, film & literature.
We develop our social identities, learn to be a part of a group and function independently, we acquire skills to live the best versions of ourselves, we give our best to the community and take from the community what will helps us to develop ourselves in the best way.
In our house, we develop excellent choir, dancing and instrumental troupes, and offer good-quality contents to the youth and people of Srebrenica to improve their living environment with their participation.
Regular music classes, educational workshops, travels, literary meetings, and film screenings are among our day-to-day activities and all together make our house a modern hub where young people freely develop, hang out together and learn from each other.
We are founded on the principles of multiethnicity and our mission is to offer children and youth of the Srebrenica region artistic, cultural, entertaining and training programs customized to their age and time in which they live. Our projects are innovative and we create them together with experts in different fields – from education to culture – which eventually has a positive impact on the community where we act.
We meet parents on a regular basis; ask them what their children need and which knowledge and skills of their children need to be developed.
The Evaluation (2019) of our work was developed by university professors Ivana Zečević and Srđan Dušanić with mentorship of the Porticus Foundation and it shows that our existence is absolutely justified and that we have contributed to better inter-ethnic relations connecting children and young people, and their parents in the process of restoration of fundamental social values.
A few documentaries have been made about us with children and young people, citizens and our staff speaking of what we do in Srebrenica.