Albania Mission Against
Human Trafficking

MARY WARD LORETO is planting hope with a human rights approach to combating modern day slavery. This challenging mission is implemented through works of justice, education, grass roots action and systemic change. The aim is to eradicate poverty, the prime cause for human trafficking.

Monthly Archives: January 2017

On the 16th of December 2016, the first Leadership training was held at “Lagje Mirdita”, in Durres. Although part of Durres municipality, this neighborhood suffers a high level of marginalization and is composed of a homogeneous community of migrants from the region of Mirdita. 13 boys and girls from the MWL Youth group are committed to following the MWL Youth Leadership Program and are being trained in leadership skills. The purpose is to enable them to become transformed into important actors of their community and beyond. The 1st training delivered by MWL Psychologist Trainer, Zana Guri, has offered a wide panorama of what Leadership means and how it can become a touchable concept also for these youngsters raised in difficult backgrounds.

Part of the Human Development Training schedule of MWL Youth is the topic of “Communication Skills” for our targeted youth groups in 15 areas around Albania. The first one took place on January 9th  with the youth group of Lushnja. The MWL Youth Focus Group and many other youngsters from nearby villages formed a nice group of 20 boys and girls. Breaking down the authoritarian stereotype of communication is highlighted as a challenge and a communication skills problems that affects youth in todays Albanian society.