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: June 2019

MWL Staff final training day on Character Driven Leadership and Certificates Awarded from Trainer Edlira Gjoni, Next Generation Leader, McCain Institute for International Leadership.

 

On June 18th, 2019, MWL Foundation’s staff members successfully completed the full Character Driven Leadership training, led by Edlira Gjoni, Next Generation Leader, McCain Institute for International Leadership.

The final training day and ceremony concluding the Advanced Level of Character Driven Leadership Training and certificates were awarded to all staff members by Edlira Gjoni and board members of the Centre for Public Impact. Also present for the ceremony, via Skype, were Lieutenant General Benjamin C. Freakley USA Retired, Senior Advisor, and Ambassador Michael C. Polt, Senior Director of the McCain Institute.

Mary Ward Loreto Foundation team members are very thankful to Edlira Gjon and the McCain Institute for International Leadership, for this outstanding opportunity for professional and personal development.

Through this training, the team is being transformed into advocates for common core values of integrity, responsibility, respect, trust, economic opportunity, freedom, and human dignity.

 

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June 12th was the International Day Against Exploitation of Children for Labor. Mary Ward Loreto Foundation joined the local public and private network in an awareness march in Lezhe.

 

Children and adults marched together with the slogans #Nochildlabour #Yestotheirdreams, aiming to increase the community’s awareness of this phenomena and to fight against the exploitation of children, which is happening every day.

Some of the children participating expressed their messages through slogans, essays and musical plays.

 

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Training: “Trafficking of Human Beings: Identification of Victims and Potential Victims of Trafficking in the Health System”

 

Mary Ward Loreto conducted a anti-trafficking training at the Bajram Curi Hospital on June 11, 2019.

Doctors and nurses were engaged in this training, responding to the methodology with concrete cases of patients arriving at the hospital who may be potential victims of trafficking.

They expressed their willingness and commitment to develop and use the information from this training in their future work to do their part in combating human trafficking.

At the end of the training, the MWL Social Worker presented the research, “Beyond Barriers”, conducted by the Foundation, on Albanian illegal migration as one of the widespread pathways for human trafficking and exploitation.

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Capacity Building and Mechanisms to Identify and Protect Migrants in the Western Balkans, 28th of May, 2019.

On May 28th, a very important training took place in Kukes. This training was in line with the project “Capacity Building and Mechanisms for Identification and Protection of Migrant Groups in the Western Balkans – Stage III”, organized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Persons, in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). This training was also in collaboration with members of the Regional Committee and the Anti-Trafficking Technical Roundtable, border police officers and the Local Police Directorate, and representatives from the county council. The municipality, social services, and non-public organizations operating in the county are all needed to collaborate together to increase the capacities for identifying, referring, protecting and assisting vulnerable groups in migratory flows.

In this training, MWL was represented by MWL Social Worker of Tropoja, Lulzime Gjyriqi, sharing the work of the Foundation Against Human Trafficking. She also shared with the table members the MWL research on migration, “Beyond the Borders”, launched in April 2019.

Participants showed much interest in the study’s results regarding migration.

 

 

 

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Youth Leadership Programme in Rreshen.

15 youth from Rreshen shown their willingness and eagerness to join our Leadership Programme. They are young, bright and full of energy, some of the best youth in Rreshen. They have shown a desire and commitment to investing in themselves and to become role models in their communities. These first 4 meetings have been very dynamic and emotional. The group does their best to benefit from this programme and to find themselves while struggling to live their dreams in a small city, with the pressure of being a global citizen.  This module is an opportunity for this group to pursue self-discovery through their challenging teenage years. This programme will continue for a couple of months in accordance with the youth’s activities due to the summer season.

Girls Leadership Programme, 27th of May, 2019.

On May 27th , MWL, in collaboration with the local health care unit and a Peace Corps Volunteer, organized a training for young girls on “Personal Hygiene.”

According to the MWL Girls Leadership Programme in Tropoja, this training brought together 30 young girls, talking about personal hygiene’s role in their health. They learned about hand washing, internal personal hygiene and hygiene of the mouth and teeth. Many thanks to “Matosh Uka” school and our partners for this great collaboration.

 

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