Background

 
 

Youth in Albania are facing a wide range of challenges and especially regarding the youth situated in the most remote areas of Albania. Mary Ward Loreto Foundation, through the work of the Youth project, desires to respond to the spoken and most important needs of youth. This is why the first year in 2014, this project was focused on the realisation of a needs assessment of 1,000 youth in Albania. Through the questionnaires and the focus groups, made all over Albania, we heard the voice of youth, we have built an Action Plan based on the findings of this research and this included the interviews with key stakeholders, religious organisations and the statutory bodies. Their views have also been taken into consideration as the action plan was written. By realizing the study, we have built the network with future partners for the implementation of this project. An advisory board has been established which includes representation from all of these groups. Before publishing the study, three meetings were made with the group leaders to evaluate the research and to look at its findings, recommendations and conclusions. The study was successfully publicized and Mary Ward Loreto Foundation organized a conference to present the research’s findings and to launch the MWL Youth Project. Youth and stakeholders participated in the event and gave their contribution by proposing the actions to be taken by MWL Youth Project.

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The Goal of Youth Project:

To empower young people to function fully in their own communities, to be employed, and to become freed for citizenship and animate change in Albania.

MWL Foundation via MWL Youth project is committed to working with vulnerable people in Albania, especially youth, to empower them by building their capacities as human beings in the Albanian society, by developing their awareness of their human rights and enabling them to claim these rights and by developing their skills to ensure economic empowerment.The work is focused on empowering young people to function fully in their own communities, to be employed, and to become freed for citizenship, and able to animate change in Albania. We aim to enhance personal development of youth, notably vulnerable populations, enabling them to claim their right to human dignity and a right to work.

We aim to fulfill this aspect by realizing 2 interventions through this project: Human Development Trainings delivered for Youth in at least 15 areas of Albania and Leadership Programme with youth from neglected areas.

The impact will be:

– To provide a safe and stable environment for young people where they are not concerned by gang activity, violence or fear of crime.
– To support disadvantaged young people into training and employment, and to provide access to unknown opportunities, or ones they may not realise are open to them. Through the Focus group programme, at least 40 young people per year have the opportunity to accomplish a vocational training course; receive tool kits according to their qualification and participate in 6 Human Development trainings. They will organize and participate in voluntary activities suggested by us or join community initiatives. They will be followed up and assisted towards employment. At least 60% of them will be employed by the end of the year.
– To re-establish the confidence of young people in themselves and their communities so they can play a full part in the life and the activities going on around them.

Human Development Training’s delivered for Youth in at least 15 areas of Albania: Three trainings are going to be delivered in these areas. One of the trainings is Human Anti-Traffcking. The other two once are being selected by our MWL Youth trainer, having present the recommendations of the Youth research realized in 2014 and the feedback of the youth given during the realization of the trainings.
Leadership Programme with youth from neglected areas: The Leadership Program for Youth is a new initiative introduced by Mary Ward Loreto Youth Project. This programme will tackle social issues that have been neglected so far. The aim of this program is to make the youngsters aware of the fact that they can be part of an action, leading to systemic change, in their communities. We will sustain our operations by working in partnership with all organizations, projects and working boards that will be part of this enterprise, thus these youth will become icons of leadership in their communities into the future.

Please click here to download MWL Youth Project A4 sheet.

 Areas Where MWL Youth Operate

 

Events and Action

 

Training on Trafficking human beings and modern slavery, in Youth Center, Kuçovë.

On June 21st an Anti-Trafficking Training at Kuçova Youth Center was conducted. The 26 young people who participated in this training were informed about the phenomenon of trafficking and modern slavery.

During the training there was great interaction and the young people were really interested in the subject, participating very well in the exercises. After a great session, the students asked us to visit them again to give more training in the future.

 

 

 


Human Development Training.

Our venture of empowerment and human development in the youth of Albania has seen very productive and dynamic sessions in the past few months. We have been working in many locations including Librazhd. This was our second event in Librazhd and this time our president of the foundation Sister Imelda Poole was present. The topic of the training was Critical Thinking and Decision Making Amongst Vulnerable Youngsters. About 30 students attended this training. The methodology used made it a very interactive and dynamic training. To close the session, Sister Imelda shared a powerful story from her experience with the youth in Albania. She highlighted the message that the youth are powerful, and that the solution is in their hands. The session was followed by a very productive meeting with the head of the school, and it seems that amazing things will happen in the future for these students and their school.

 

 


Leadership Program – A Day Full Of Positive Energy.

On June 14th, the MWL Youth Leadership Group organized a socializing activity; one day out in the Apollonia Archaeological Park in Fier. The youngsters visited the archaeological sites of Apollonia, the old Church, and the Apollonia Museum. They learned a lot about the park, its history, and were amazed by the objects displayed in the museum that were found in the park.

After the visit to the park, we headed to another activity in Lushnje. This time, their meeting was with another young group who are active in the Lushnje Youth Council. This meeting was made possible in cooperation with Peace Corps in Lushnje.

In this meeting, the youth of the MWL Leadership Program gave an awareness raising session on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. They were the ones who moderated from beginning to end and led the group in conversation about the topic.

This was their first experience with another group of young people who are activists and leaders in their community. They were very responsive and very comfortable with their peers, spending 2 hours together.


General assembly of the Albanian national youth network.

On 22nd of May, the National Assembly of the National Network for Young People in Albania held a meeting for the presentation and voting of the leading candidates and organizations nominated for the Albanian National Youth Network (ANYN), where the MWL youth project was one of the candidates. After the presentation of each candidate and organization, voting was held. In these elections, around 55 youth organizations, from all over Albania,  participated.

We are delighted that MWL Youth was selected as one of the organizations that will lead the ANYN committee. The Leading Committee is composed of a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and 5 Youth Organizations, among them MWL Youth, represented by Artemisa Aliaj will be on the Lead committee. Congratulations MWL Youth!

 

 

 


Entertaining children in street situation – A social action from Leadership Group.

On 16th of February, 7 participants in the Leadership Program from Lagje Miredita, hosted an energizer session with around 30 children living on the streets who frequent the Little Angels a community centre managed by the NGO Shkej. The group was coordinated by the MWL Coordinators, Artemisa Aliaj and Zana Guri.

This was a wonderful afternoon for each of budding youth leaders. They had so much fun and shared many experiences. Youngsters from Lagje Miredita were committed during the week to collecting cloths for the little ones in their community. These clothes were delivered to the Little Angel Ngo for children.

The energizing session really entertained the children and the youngsters from Lagje Miredita enjoyed every one of the exercises. What a pleasure to be there!

 

Psychology student volunteers as psychological support for young people.

The Leadership Program developed by the MWL Youth Project began with a new innovation this year. Two psychology students volunteered for individual psychological support with young people. At this age young people experience a series of complex emotions that easily affect their own experiences of themselves and the surrounding world.  These volunteer psychology students have been trying to help these youngsters in identifying and coping with their emotions. They have held individual meetings with some of the young people.

To accept the need for counselling has been a challenge for these young people. Initially they were suspicious and confused by the presence of these volunteers. The expectation of the volunteers was different to what they had been thinking, but over time their expectations were adapted to the background of the young people.  Strategies have been changed and besides  individual conversation they are also offering the group the possibility to work at their own human development together as a group

From the meetings they have had with the young people, they have come to know each other. All of them have great dreams and aspirations to make something useful of themselves and their family, with whom they are very connected. But the environment in which they live, the Mirdite neighborhood, does not provide the conditions for their dreams to come to birth. These young people think that leaving their community will provide the best opportunity for their desires and dreams to be realised even though they have a happy life in their community and belong in this place.

Do you remember our little leaders of Lagje Miredita?

Well, now they are grown up by one year! There were 15 leaders at the beginning of their Leadership Program with Mary Ward Loreto Youth Project, but 3 of them have successfully been accepted at universities around Albania and we are very proud of them! The other 12 leaders have committed themselves to continue the programme for the second year. During this time they will be part of the Leadership empowerment process. Already you can easily feel their confidence growing. They have a big desire to take initiatives and experience all the magic of becoming a Leader. What a great year we have ahead!

 

 

 

Learning, Practicing and Influencing Integrity Fellowship.

MARY WARD LORETO Foundation in collaboration with ANTTARC, supported by EU and in the framework of PACT project, are implementing the project entitled: “Learning, Practicing and Influencing Integrity Fellowship”. This is a 10-months project in Lezha Municipality working in close partnership with the institution of the Municipality and the Mary Ward Loreto Foundation. MWL Youth Project is now in Lezha and is implementing this project. The target of the project is:

a) the need for youth to actively participate in the decision-making and monitoring processes of local public policies and

b) the need to combat unlawful practices and unprofessional corrupt behaviour by public institutions.

It will achieve this by developing a project in which the Municipality will ultimately agree to grant access to rights, privileges, information and action for youth to find their empowerment and citizenship within the main public institution in town. Please click here for more.

 

MWL Youth Project: 40 youngsters from Lushnja and Puka, receive certificates confirming their participation in Human Development and Economic Empowerment Trainings.

On 29th of September at Don Bosko Centre in Tirana, 40 youngsters from Puka and Lushnja celebrated their first success on the journey to becoming leaders.They were provided with certificates which testify their commitment to the project activities including: Six Human Development trainings: Job search, Human Anti-trafficking, Communication Skills, Mental and Emotional Health, Different and Equal and Learning Entrepreneurship; Vocational Training Course; Work Experience; Voluntary Activities; Social and Recreational Group Activity.

On this day MWL Foundation organized an event to say a huge thank you to them for the trust that they have shown in themselves and through their commitment to the MWL Youth Program. This event was characterized by joy and enthusiasm which was the most important achievement for these youngsters when 12 months before they had no idea what to do with their lives. Now they are writing their stories of hope, joy and freedom. On this happy moment day MWL President, Imelda Poole, MWL Youth Project manager Gazmir Memaj, Head of Mobile Unit of Regional Directorate of Public Vocational Training, Arben Sinoimeri and 2 key workers in Lushnje and Puka, Shahin Petritaj and Ilirjan Lleshi were present and delivered the certificates. These youngsters are now ready to fly, 50% are employed already and they are changing their communities.

30 youngsters from Lushnje and Puka, part of the empowering program of MWL Youth, were present in the 2 day training on June 9th – 10th. The two topics covered were: “Job search Training -How to write a Curriculum Vitae” and “Developing entrepreneurship skills”. These important topics were presented by Fatmir Gjoni, one of the best in this field!   Training’s were organized in the beautiful nature of Valbona, where youngsters had a magnificent time exploring and bonding with each other. At the end of activities, everyone felt more confidant in their dreams and ready to try and take risks!
 
 
 

MWL Leadership’s Group, in the framework of their commitment towards social responsibility in their community, have successfully accomplished two of the activities from their “Social Actions Agenda”. The idea of this Agenda is to engage the future community leaders in a step-by-step, “learning-by- doing” process of taking initiatives to improve life around them, with little actions, but big in their hearts.  The first one took place on March 17, 2017 and consisted in organizing an afternoon dedicated to the entertainment of children in the community, through the animation of Leadership Group members. A group of 4 members was in charge of leading this event, sharing responsibilities with the rest of the group. This idea came as a result of identifying the lack of activities which would encourage the bringing together of children from two different villages. The purpose of this day was to have a good time together in a creative space, where they could release their positive energy and share their artistic talents. The activity was characterised by lots of dynamism, colourful theme paintings, young energy, fun group games, music, dancing and socialising. It was the first “test” and it was very successfully handled by the Group.    The second round of action was the implementation of one of the sub-groups’ idea. This time the Leadership Group focused their efforts on identifying a family living within their community, in poor conditions and to collect food and clothing for them. On the 21st of April, with the help of the Church in Lagje Mirdita, the contributions of the community and the Group members themselves, managed to gather 6 bags filled with food supplies, socks and underwear for the family. The identification process had taken place during a two week period before finding the supplies. The aim of it was finalised last Friday, in one of the most vulnerable areas outside Durres, known as the area of “Keneta”. It is called so because it is built over and around an existing marsh. It was a very moving event for the Group and an inspirational gesture for their whole community, taking into account the daily troubles and struggles they continuously have to fight with.

Human Development Training Program developed by Mary Ward Loreto Youth in 15 areas of the country.

On Monday, the 6th of March 2017, our Mary Ward visitor, Mary Agnes, assisted in a “Communication Skills” training for the youth of Fier, hosted at “Janaq Kilica” Highschool. The training of youth on this topic is part of the Human Development Training Program developed by Mary Ward Loreto Youth in 15 areas of the country.

Fier is proclaimed to be one of the main sources of traffickers and victims of Human Trafficking, which makes it a priority destination of our field work. 50+ pupils of the High school received information on different types of communication, social media, its impacts, etc., emphasizing the continuous need to improve their inner-communication skills.

Through many group dynamics and games, they were also introduced to techniques which they can apply themselves, to enhance their communication and be aware of possible conflicts it might cause. Mary Agnes stayed with us throughout the day and learnt more about our grass-roots work and about our targeted youth. This meeting was followed by her visit to Lushnje, where she was introduced to the MWL Focus Group. This short visit enabled her direct contact with the terrain and with the youngsters, their problems and the opportunities given to them as part of MWL Youth project.

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.

Since the first interview, F, declared that he would like to become a mechanic. While I was asking what might be another vocational training preference, he said that it cannot be any other, , except the mechanics course. I was really surprised that a 19 years old boy could be so clear about this decision for his life and what he wanted to do. When I asked why he had not already done this he said that he couldn’t afford the costs, because the closest vocational training center was 60 km far from his town and  the transport costs totaling 500 ALL (about 4 euros) per day. His family couldn’t pay the expenses. His father is the only one who works as a guard for 22 000 ALL (approx. 162 euro) per month which is not even enough for their living without having extra expenses. Almost, half of his father’s salary would be spent for covering his travel to the vocational training center. With the support of the MWL Youth project, he was registered and followed the vocational training course. The instructor was impressed by this young boy because of his eagerness to know more. F asked the instructor if he would accept him to stay longer and the instructor accepted happily. He used to spend hours in the vocational training center’s car service after the lessons. At the end of the vocational training course, we asked the instructor if there were any possibility to do a work experience. He recommended a car service in F’s town. He contacted the owner and directed us to meet him. The owner was happy to receive F, due to the recommendations of the instructor. After a month of work experience, he employed F, and now he is happy to have on board a really passionate young worker who wants to know more and more by exploring and working.
 
MWL Youth Project – Human Anti-trafficking Awareness Raising and Emotional & Mental Health Training in Saranda:

On the 15th and the 16th of November 2016, MWL Youth project went to Saranda to meet 28 pupils from “Hasan Tahsini” High School. During these two days we talked and shared information on Human Anti-trafficking and the socio-psychological topic of “Emotional and Mental Health”. It was a pleasure to be in the midst of these youngsters, who were around 16 years old and who were so eager to learn and be part of a change in themselves, as well as in their communities.

MWL Youth Project – Human Anti-trafficking Awareness Raising and Emotional & Mental Health Training in Leskovik:

Leskovik is a city in the south-east of Albania, on the border with Macedonia and Greece. Many of the youngsters there have migrated already. Starting from these facts, we considered it important to treat the subject of Human Trafficking and “Emotional & Mental Health” in such a context. Points to highlight from this event are the great welcome we received from the pupils of “Jani Vreto” school and their openness towards discussing, in a very interactive and dynamic way, around these two topics. The training sessions were delivered on 22nd and 23d of the last month.

Leadership Program at Lagje Mirdita, Durres

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.

First Training on Communication Skills for Youth

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.

A story of Achievement…

img_6430Since the first interview, F, declared that he would like to become a mechanic. While I was asking what might be another vocational training preference, he said that it cannot be any other, , except the mechanics course. I was really surprised that a 19 years old boy could be so clear about this decision for his life and what he wanted to do. When I asked why he had not already done this he said that he couldn’t afford the costs, because the closest vocational training center was 60 km far from his town and  the transport costs totaling 500 ALL (about 4 euros) per day. His family couldn’t pay the expenses. His father is the only one who works as a guard for 22 000 ALL (approx. 162 euro) per month which is not even enough for their living without having extra expenses. Almost, half of his father’s salary would be spent for covering his travel to the vocational training center. With the support of the MWL Youth project, he was registered and followed the vocational training course. The instructor was impressed by this young boy because of his eagerness to know more. F asked the instructor if he would accept him to stay longer and the instructor accepted happily. He used to spend hours in the vocational training center’s car service after the lessons. At the end of the vocational training course, we asked the instructor if there were any possibility to do a work experience. He recommended a car service in F’s town. He contacted the owner and directed us to meet him. The owner was happy to receive F, due to the recommendations of the instructor. After a month of work experience, he employed F, and now he is happy to have on board a really passionate young worker who wants to know more and more by exploring and working.

Human Anti-trafficking Trainings

sarande-6The first Human Anti-trafficking training in the recently started working year for MWL Youth, was held in Kukës, on 22nd of September. The training was hosted at the “American Corner” and thirty teenagers from High-schools of the city and surroundings, as well as representatives from local public institutions participated in this event. Present at the training was Imelda Poole. The next awareness-raising session on Human Anti-trafficking was held in the High-school of Këlcyra, on 13th of October. A large group of 50 pupils from that school took part, with ages varying from 15 to 18. There was a good mixture of boys and girls and despite the high numbers in one tiny classroom, the training went smoothly. Due to the big number of participants, the training was mainly focused on interactive activities and therefore the interest was kept high. The third event during this time was Human Anti-trafficking training in Saranda, at the High-school, in November, with 30 pupils participating. The feedback was great from their part and the professors asked for further collaboration with the same topic. We continue reaching out in Kelcyra, through our trainings, due to its high levels of vulnerability and considering the network we have already built there. Other 12 trainings on Human Anti-trafficking will be conducted during this year and we are really looking forward to committing ourselves to making a deep impact in these communities suffering from difficult social and economic background. Therefore, it would be fair to say that these trainings have been a really good start for our awareness raising work since the summer.

Human Anti Trafficking Training with the Medical Staff of Mirdita Hospital, in Rrëshen

IMG_5181As a response to the invitation by the Hospital of Mirdita, on Monday, the 14th of December, Mary Ward Loreto, in collaboration with Peace Corps, presented its Human Anti-Trafficking Awareness Raising Session at the Regional Hospital in Rrëshen. 22 doctors, nurses and other staff coming from Rrëshen, as well as areas around, were involved in the training. The purpose of our presence there was mostly oriented in offering an instructions guide on how to identify a victim by the health symptoms and what to do in case they believe they are facing someone trafficked. Therefore, the presentation included a medical aspect of the most common health profile of a victim. “What can we do if they come to us? Why would they come to us and not to the police station? Why do we need to take the risk to help these people? Isn’t that too much of a responsibility for a doctor?” were their questions which surprisingly suggested insecurity and a sense of non-willingness to “deal with it”. Although they claimed to have never heard or face any similar situation in their professional life, they accepted to hand out the cards with the contacts of shelters to doubtful patients they might receive in the future. One person approached us about the issue saying that there were indeed many returned trafficked victims in the region who needed support but they had not known what to do. We hope that now, more people needing care, will be referred through the emergency helpline, to those who can support these victims of modern day slavery.

New Staff for MWL Youth

11204447_10205912171260017_3436886326899894078_nMy name is Sara Çapaliku and I have just got on board as a staff member of Mary Ward Loreto, gratefully! The opportunity to be a Youth Trainer at the MWL Youth Project, came to me after graduating from a Masters in European Studies, in Germany. As a student of Law and European Studies, I was seeking a job that would motivate and inspire me to use my knowledge for a good cause. Not only my studies have driven me through to the path of Justice, but also my natural will and my dreams to always contribute in the fight against the violation of Human  Rights. What brought me here, I think, was a wish that I gently felt in my heart, to be part of a team that has a voice and not only that, but also a hand and an ear for the most vulnerable people of the society. I came back to my country after living abroad, not sad and disappointed because of my return, as you could think, but instead, I came seeing a light that was guiding me and I just decided to follow it. Being raised in Albania, means your skin gets thicker by observing, but also being a subject of many kinds of abuse, without even recognizing it. The point in my job is to recognize it, and that is just the start, because my duty is to make others aware of it and with that, to make them less vulnerable in front of it. I am going to travel across the country to train groups of youth on the issue of
Human Trafficking and I will as well contribute for the other line of our Youth Project, which aims to give economic empowerment to the youth. These two lines collaborate perfectly to succeed in the reduction of young people becoming victims of trafficking or subjects of different kinds of abuse. It is a process towards positive energy, strength and lots of love.

Mary Ward Loreto Youth Conference

10570538_825959257463004_817846974246303760_nA conference was held at The Tirana International Hotel to launch this research and present the issues and needs of youth in Albania. These had been defined in the research as a result of hours of listening and a careful analysis of the findings in which the issues and needs were recognized. The following is an outline of the programme for this innovative conference in which the young people took part with music, drama and poetry. The questions and discussion arising at this conference animated the whole day and have led to a dynamic plan of action being formed.

Volunteering

 

 

Psychology student volunteers as psychological support for young people.

The Leadership Program developed by the MWL Youth Project began with a new innovation this year. Two psychology students volunteered for individual psychological support with young people. At this age young people experience a series of complex emotions that easily affect their own experiences of themselves and the surrounding world.  These volunteer psychology students have been trying to help these youngsters in identifying and coping with their emotions. They have held individual meetings with some of the young people.

To accept the need for counselling has been a challenge for these young people. Initially they were suspicious and confused by the presence of these volunteers. The expectation of the volunteers was different to what they had been thinking, but over time their expectations were adapted to the background of the young people.  Strategies have been changed and besides  individual conversation they are also offering the group the possibility to work at their own human development together as a group

From the meetings they have had with the young people, they have come to know each other. All of them have great dreams and aspirations to make something useful of themselves and their family, with whom they are very connected. But the environment in which they live, the Mirdite neighborhood, does not provide the conditions for their dreams to come to birth. These young people think that leaving their community will provide the best opportunity for their desires and dreams to be realised even though they have a happy life in their community and belong in this place.

 

Thank you, Volunteers! Celebrate International Volunteers Day, December 5, 2016

International Volunteer Day takes place on December 5th each year and is celebrated in a majority of countries throughout the world.

MWL Volunteers are engaged in volunteering their time, energies, and skills.  They are also engaged in different campaigns to combat human trafficking.

We thank all MWL volunteers for their contribution and we encourage everyone to get involved and to make a difference in their own communities.

Many thanks to everyone,

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Reports

 

The Annual Report October 2016 – September 2017

In terms of project achievements this year has been a new journey for MWL Youth. Due to the difficult terrain, often for the youth group it is almost impossible to be aware of their potential or “thinking outside the box” for enriching their experiences and solving different situation. To overcome this, we built interactive and innovative training modules and methods. By introducing them with different realities through videos, stories and open discussions, we helped them to become more aware of their potential and resources. Please click here to read  The Annual Report October 2016 – September 2017


Mary Ward Loreto Youth Project
Six Month Report: October 2015 – March 2016

MWL-Report-2016---FinalMary Ward Loreto Youth Project’s strategy in achieving its goals is based on the development of these two main components: Working with 3 Focus Groups. Offering “Human Development” trainings to youth groups in 13 different areas all over Albania.
We are working in 3 areas with 38 young people. For each of the areas, we lead these young people towards their employment preferences by firstly assisting them to enrol in their chosen courses and to assess their progress during these vocational trainings. After graduating from their vocational trainings, MWL Youth ensures that each young person does an internship by a company or institution, which gives them the chance to practice their knowledge and get used to a working environment. The next step is to equip them with professional tool kits containing the main instruments of their work (as interns or self-employed). Please click here to download the report…


The Annual Report October 2014 – September 2015

Report

This is the period when the MWL Foundation is beginning to implement the MWL YOUTH project guided by youth through the needs assessment realized in its first year. The project aims to facilitate the difficult path that the youth have to go through from unemployment to the Labour market. Its strategy starts with the identification of their individual needs and potential which are discovered through the personal interviews. This document is going to be even an educative plan which leads to work designed by each young person included in the project. For more information please read the report…

To read the whole march-may 2015 progress report read more….

To read the Youth Project latest Annual Report read here…..

To read the Youth Project concept note read here…..

To read the Youth Research report that initiated this project read here…..

 


Research report
“Assessment of the attitude and the perceptions of
youth relating to their needs, concerns, expectations,
motivation and readiness about life change/
improvement”

Please click here to read it

Raport studimor
“Vlerësimi i qëndrimeve dhe i perceptimeve
të të rinjve në lidhje me nevojat, vështirësitë,
pritshmëritë, motivimin dhe predispozicionin për
të përmirësuar/ndryshuar kushtet e tyre të jetesës”

Ju lutem klikoni ketu per ta lexuar

 

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