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.

Mary Ward Loreto Staff Retreat May 4 – 8 2015

MWL Staff Training Durres May 2015Last week, May 4 – 8 the staff of Mary Ward Loreto were in Durres for the staff retreat. We had a wonderful and unforgettable time!
During the first three days we experienced Capcitar techniques. CF www.capacitar.org we were led by Marj McDaid.These sessions helped us to become relaxed and quiet.

The last two days were spent discussing the internal rules, Code of conduct, and our Policies such as child Protection, health and safety, volunteering and employment .We were facilitated in this work by Fatmir and Edlira Gjoni, founders of the NGO Mirness. The aim was to produce a framework, by the end of the two days, for the writing of these documents for Mary Ward Loreto. These will be our guideline for the future. The goals were achieved after much hard work.
But it was not all work. We played volley ball, visited Durres for the afternoon, seeing the amphitheatre, shopping and eating ice cream! One afternoon we visited Kepi i Rodonit which is a touristic place with an ancient chapel and castle. We also had bonfires on the beach, celebrated two of the staff’s birthdays with cake and much singing and dancing and finally we talked and talked and talked together!!
We went home very content.

 

CAPACITAR workshop
CAPACITAR workshop
Capacitar Exercise
Capacitar Exercise
Animation Work
Animation Work
CAPACITAR Trainer: Marj McDaid
CAPACITAR Trainer: Marj McDaid
CAPACITAR Head Exercise
CAPACITAR Head Exercise
More Capacitar
More Capacitar
Fatmir and Edlira Gjoni, Consultancy, Mirness, Facilitating the days for MWL Policy Making
Fatmir and Edlira Gjoni, Consultancy – Mirness: Facilitating the days for MWL Policy Making
Fatmir and Edlira Gjoni, Consultancy, Mirness, Facilitating the days for MWL Policy Making
Fatmir and Edlira Gjoni, Consultancy, Mirness, Facilitating the days for MWL Policy Making
Developing the Policies
Developing the MWL Code of Conduct
Feedback before the decisions are made
Feedback before the decisions are made
Clarifying the Issues
Clarifying the Issues
Reflecting on the discussion
Reflecting on the Discussion
Creating the MWL Policies
Creating the MWL Policies
Volley Ball on the Beach: Relaxation Time
Volley Ball on the Beach: Relaxation Time
Relaxing Evenings
Relaxing Evenings

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Bonfire and dancing on the beach
Bonfire and dancing on the beach
Birthday Party for Zana
Birthday Party for Zana
Kepi i Rodonit which is a touristic place with an ancient chapel and castle
Kepi i Rodonit which is a touristic place with an ancient chapel and castle
Kepi i Rodonit which is a touristic place with an ancient chapel and castle
Kepi i Rodonit which is a tourist place with an ancient chapel and castle
We had a very good time with all goals achieved
We had a very good time with all goals achieved