Albanian Mission Against Human Traﬃcking.
It is an exciting time to be involved with Mary Ward Loreto Foundation. Our last 6 months has seen much progress and momentum toward our mission of combating human trafficking by eradicating poverty through implementation of justice, education, grassroots actions, and systemic change…..
‘Be seekers of truth and doers of justice’. (Mary Ward)
MWL Education Project would like to present to you the newly published research work called: Ethics in the Education System in Albania.Thank you to Mrs Nora Malaj, Deputy Minister of Education, Zef Preci and the Researchers from ACER, the Coordinator of the project, Gerda Sula and the Board of MWL Education who led this work to its completion. We are grateful to all for such great collaboration throughout this process.
This report illustrates, with many different forms of graphics and words, the work, the breadth of vision, the focus and the action of Mary Ward Loreto Foundation, from October 2015 until September 2016. At the heart of this work is the goal to reduce the number of trafficked victims and to bring justice to the perpetrators through the work of systemic change and grass roots action. MWL has used modern means of communication, and has ensured best practice from MWL staff and partners, using correct procedures and hospitality for all of the work. MWL has shown respect and gratitude for our visitors, both cross border and in country in the development of the net-working process. Everything has been under-pinned with ethical finance accountability. The breadth of the work is seen clearly and includes work across borders, nationalities, faith traditions or none, embassies, NGOs, statutory systems, the ministry and the government, here in Albania and Internationally. The focus is the prevention of human trafficking in Albania, the rescue and reintegration work of the victims of trafficking, raising awareness against trafficking and finally campaigning, advocacy and lobbying against this heinous crime. Please click here to read the MWL Annual Report October 2015 – September 2016
Mary Ward Loreto: Open and Ready for mission!
Mary Ward Loreto Foundation was pleased to launch the research on the Issues and Needs of Albanian Men. This research has been led by the Mary Ward Loreto project called Mary Ward Loreto Men. A Survey of Issues and needs has been conducted in different areas of Albania. The data analysis was made by Stephen Coryelle, PhD, who gave a short presentation of the research findings during the conference. Alfred Matoshi, MWL Men Project Manager, presented his research experience in the field during eight months.
The conference was attended by more than 150 guests from all districts of Albania. Z. Arben Sinojmeri, Ministry of Social issue and Youth was present and gave a short input. The conference was also covered by the media. Participants were free to discuss in round tables the proceedings of the day. Their questions were responded to with great interest by the panel.
This report illustrates, with many different forms of graphics and words, the work, the breadth of vision, the focus and the action of Mary Ward Loreto Umbrella NGO, over the last six months. For this reporting period we are using fewer words and more graphics to synthesize, in a more creative way, the work of animation behind the projects managed by MWL. At the heart of this work is the goal to reduce the number of trafficked victims and to bring justice to the perpetrators through the work of systemic change and grass roots action. MWL has used modern means of communication, and has ensured best practice from MWL staff and partners, using correct procedures and hospitality for all of our visitors, cross border and in country net-working. Everything has been under-pinned with ethical finance accountability. Please click here to download the report…
The image used for the MWL 2015 Annual report is that of the roots of a tree. This year we have been deepening our roots to ensure we have a strong Foundation and at the same time we have developed old shoots and brought forth new ones. The dedicated work in establishing MWL ethical and statutory documents was achieved at the corporate level, enabling the staff and all those with whom we work to have a clear way forward in the implementation of the goals through measured best practice and training. This gave MWL the nourishment needed for the rest of the tree to develop new shoots for effective mission. Challenging and innovative new shoots are springing up to enhance the work of MWL and to bring it clearly into the 21st century in the light of the UN sustainability goals. This year we have made many efforts to ensure these roots are strong, well-founded and nourished. In many respects the life of a Foundation is dependent firstly on those people who lie at the centre of the work: the victims, the poor, the beneficiaries, and partners with whom we create such passion in the work together for justice, empowerment, freedom and truth. The ability to develop a leadership philosophy, which embraces all those with whom we work with or alongside, with professionally developed and focused staff, partners, stakeholders, Boards and Networks, is crucial to the whole enterprise. For more information please read the report…
Mary Ward Loreto Annual Report 2014
“Far below the surface of the ocean, a soft bodied creature with a single eye, unruly tentacles and a strong outer shell knows what it takes to embrace change. The chambered nautilus has survived for 400 million years. It continues to thrive to this day by jet propelling itself into the unknown. It has navigated ancient seas and changing currents by building an ever-expanding shell in which it lives. Over time, as it grows, it builds a new, larger chamber and vacates the previous one. It always lives in the newest chamber. The other vacated chambers are individually sealed and injected with varying amounts of gas that allow the nautilus to regulate its buoyancy and movement. Past chambers help the creature stay afloat.” (Information, the Bulletin of the Religious Formation Institute, 21, 4, Winter 2012
In 2014 Mary Ward Loreto, in a fast and challenging way, has cast off its first chamber and has taken the risk to step out into the unknown and to allow new chambers to grow out of the strong foundation created in 2013. From just four staff in its beginning two years ago, there are now 17 staff and many volunteers. The charism and ethic of Mary Ward has been the force and energy penetrating the structure and each member. This has given the body a strong focus and a way forward with the principles of Freedom, Justice, and Sincerity rooting steadily in each person and in each project as it emerges in its implementation. Continue reading “Mary Ward Loreto Annual Report 2014” »