Last 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.