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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.

Month: April 2018

Mary Ward Loreto Foundation and the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth are happy to announce the Launching of the Research: “Ethics in the Education System in Albania”, in the northern region of Albania.

Mary Ward Loreto Foundation and the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth are happy to announce the Launching of the Research: “Ethics in the Education System in Albania”, in the northern region of Albania.

Date: 19 May 2018,

Place: Hotel Rozafa, in Shkodra City,

Time: 10:00 – 13:00, (Registrations start at 9:30)

Young people have a right to be empowered with a social and moral awareness in order to thrive in our society. This means preparing young people to be citizens ready to influence the growing democracy. Such values are not only taught but need to be demonstrated by all actors in the life of a school.

The prevalence of unethical behaviour in schools has never been measured before in Albania. Mary Ward Loreto Foundation, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth, initiated a nationwide research in all levels of education, from preschool to Master’s level, in order to measure the severity and frequency of unethical behaviour. This research was conducted by a highly academic team of ACER led by Dr. Zef Preci, using a mixed methodology with a representative sampling for each level of education nationwide.

As an important actor in education in Albania, the voice in the Northern regions of Albania will add value and increase awareness of this situation. This voice of the North, spoken throughout this research, needs to be heard out loud and in public bringing to the table issues, which you consider important, in the education of young citizens in the Northern Regions of Albania.

Should you be interested to participate, please contact us:

Email: info@marywardloreto.net

Tel: +355 44 500 388


Fondacioni Mary Ward Loreto dhe Ministria e Arsimit, organizon prezantimin e studimit: “Etika në Sistemin Arsimor në Shqipëri”, në zonën e Veriut të Shqipërisë.

Data: 19 Maj 2018

Vendi: Hotel Rozafa, Shkodër

Ora: 10.00 – 13.00 (Regjistrimi fillin ne 9.30)

Të rinjtë kanë nevojë për ndërgjegjësim social dhe moral gjatë arsimimit të tyre, me qëllim që t’i shërbejnë sa më mirë një shoqërie demokratike. Prandaj është e domosdoshme që qytetarët e rinj të përgatiten për jetesën e përbashkët demokratike.  Vlera të tilla nuk jepen vetëm në mësim, por tregohen në zbatim nga të gjithë aktorët në jetën shkollore e universitare.

Mes sfidash të tjera, natyra e sjelljeve joetike në sistemin arsimor është një fushë ende e pa ezauruar në Shqipëri. Fondacioni Mary Ward Loreto Foundation, në bashkëpunim me Ministrinë e Arsimit ndërmori një kërkim shkencor kombëtar në të gjitha nivelet e arsimit që nga kopshti deri në nivel Master, me qëllim matjen e sjelljeve joetike nga të gjithë aktorët: mësuesit, prindërit dhe nxënësit. Kërkimi u realizuar nga një ekip akademik dhe profesionistësh kërkimorë të udhëhequr nga Dr. Zef Preci, duke përdorur metodologji të kombinuar sasiore e cilësore, me një kampionim përfaqësues për secilin nivel arsimimi në gjithë Shqipërinë.

Si një aktor i rëndësishëm në arsimin në Shqipëri, zëri i zonave të veriut të Shqipërisë do të shtojë vlerën dhe do të rrisë ndërgjegjësimin për këtë situatë. Ky zë, i folur përmes këtij hulumtimi, duhet të dëgjohet, duke sjellë në tryezë çështje që ju i konsideroni të rëndësishme, në edukimin e të rinjve në Rajonin e Veriut të Shqipërisë.

Nëse jeni të interesuar të merrni pjesë, ju lutemi na kontaktoni:

Email: info@marywardloreto.net,

Tel: +35544500388

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8th Annual International Symposium on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling, Tuesday 17th April 2018, in Brussels.

The 8th Annual International Symposium on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling is taking place today in Brussels.

Four members of RENATE (Religious in Europe Networking Against Trafficking and Exploitation) are attending this event and the President of Mary Ward Loreto Foundation/ RENATE, Imelda Poole (IBVM), representing Albania.

The delegates of this Annual International Symposium will:

  • Explore how to build effective multi-agency cooperation to ensure the conviction of perpetrators
  • Consider ways to safeguard victims by strengthening victim support
  • Take part in interactive discussions with key stakeholders and share best practice in the protection of trafficking victims
  • Examine how to better identify, protect and support victims of sexual exploitation through the delivery a person-centred safeguarding system
  • Share ideas on and transfer current knowledge of available training and education for frontline staff to ensure that they are qualified to identify and assess victims of trafficking
  • Evaluate the importance of partnership working and discuss how best to implement effective multi-sector collaboration;

The trafficking in human beings has, over the last decade, increased significantly. According to the International Labour Organisation, in 2012 there were 20.9 million people were victims of forced labour and sexual exploitation in the world. In the period 2013-14 EU countries reported 15,846 victims of human trafficking, 76% of which were women and girls according to a European Commission report. It is estimated that two out of three registered victims (67%) were trafficked for sexual exploitation, 21% for other types of forced labour and 12% for other types of exploitation. Please click here for more


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A Fundraising Capacity Building Training in Albania, 10-11 April 2018.


The Arise Foundation and The Mary Ward Loreto Foundation gathered in Tirana, Albania for a two-day training workshop on fundraising for grassroots organizations engaged in anti-slavery work. This workshop covered all aspects of the grant cycle, from researching funders, to proposal writing, to building and maintaining strong relationships with donors.

The 42 participants included RENATE members from Eastern Europe and representatives of many different organizations.

Participants left the workshop with greater confidence in their ability to identify and share their work with potential funders and to write proposals. The participants obtained practice in developing components of good proposals, including log frames and needs statements, received tips and strategies for building funder relationships, and learned key concepts and phrases in anti-slavery funding.

The workshop was led by Forward Motion Strategies’ Managing Director Kate Horner. She has over a decade of experience working with nonprofits on program design, monitoring and evaluation, and grants management.

This workshop gave an excellent opportunity for all organizations to network and share their experiences with fundraising.

We look forward to the collaboration between The Arise Foundation and The Mary Ward Loreto Foundation continuing.


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MWL Foundation seeks to employ full time a sales agent for social business development.


  • The sales person will source new sale opportunities and close sales to achieve quotas, generating leads, qualifying prospects and managing a portfolio of clients.
  • Meets personal and team sales targets
  • Attends meetings, events and trainings to keep abreast with the latest developments
  • Maintains and keeps updated the clients database


  • At least a diploma in business management or business related discipline.
  • Proven sales experience and achieving targets
  • Familiarity with different sales techniques
  • Fluency (both oral and written) in Albanian and English; and additional language is considered an advantage
  • Excellent skills in communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Mature, self motivated and results driven
  • The candidate must be within the age group of 25-35 years old
  • To be available to travel

The duration of contract is one year initially, subject to renewal on an annual basis upon satisfactory performance.

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should express their interest to vacancy.mwl@gmail.com , at the earliest convenience and not later than 27th of April 2018. Detailed Terms of Reference will be available at the start of the assignment. By Monday, April 30th 2018, only short listed applicants will be informed of the decision MWL.

Yours faithfully,

Mary Ward Loreto – MWL Foundation



EAPRIL shared the publication of the 2017 Conference Proceedings: MWL Education Project paper and the findings of the study report “Ethics in the Education System” shared during the conference.

The Hämeenlinna conference turned out to be once again a place where researchers could meet, exchange ideas, projects and research via workshops, training, educational activities, interactive sessions, transformational labs, and other opportunities for cooperation and discussion. The included conference papers will take you back to Hämeenlinna and the most interesting findings shared during the conference.

Mrs. Shpresa Deliaj, Board Member of the MWL Education Project since the beginning, presented in this conference the findings of the MWL Education research “Ethics in the Education System”.

Please find in this publication the MWL Education Project paper and the findings of the study report “Ethics in the Education System” shared during the conference.

Please click here to download the EAPRIL 2017 PROCEEDINGS. (You will find the MWL Education output on the page 310 – 319.)


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