In early January 2019, Rome Reports ran a feature on the work of RENATE, entitled ‘’Human Trafficking: No law is really on the side of the victim.’’ The feature was screened nationally and internationally via the web, thereby raising awareness about Human Trafficking and ensuring informed action is taken to prevent and combat Human Trafficking.
The interview with Imelda Poole, IBVM, President RENATE Europe, is available at:
Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.
Following an interview earlier in November 2018 with Sr. Imelda Poole, IBVM, MBE, President of RENATE, Ian Linden. (Visiting Professor St. Mary’s University, Strawberry Hill, London) has produced video footage of the interview which is available at www.ianlinden.com/blogs.html
The Oxford based Las Casas Institute are producing shortly another version using different clips on their website https://www.bfriars.ox.ac.uk/studyy/research/Las-Casas-Institute-for-social-justice
Mary Ward Loreto Foundation, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth organized the launching of the research: “Ethics in the Education System in Albania”, in the southern region of Albania at the Restaurant Event Mustafa in Vlora.
The study was led by the Mary Ward Loreto Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports. MWL employed ACER(Albania Centre for Research), led by Dr. Zef Preci.
The prevalence of unethical behavior in schools has never been measured before in Albania. Mary Ward Loreto Foundation, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth, have 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 behavior. The research used a mixed methodology with a representative sampling for each level of education nationwide.
As an important actor in education in Albania the voices in the southern region added value and increased awareness of this situation. This voice brought to the table important issues in the education of young citizens in Albania. The goal of the conference in Vlora, was to spark new strategies and initiatives for the improvement of education for each child and for each young person in Albania.
We thank the speakers of the event for their gratitude, appreciation and sharing of educational issues together.
Thank you to Mrs. Rozalba Medani: Head of the Department of Education Policy and Education at the Ministry of Education and Sports, the Mrs. Albana Hodaj Director of DAR in Vlora, Mr. Zef Preci and the Researchers from ACER. We also thank Mrs Edlira Gjoni for moderating the conference, the Board of MWL Education who led this work to its completion, Mrs. Brikena Puka Executive Director in Vatra who assisted us with her local knowledge and Mr. Shaban Mehmeti Deputy Mayor of Vlora for his presence and carefully constructed words. We are grateful to all for such great collaboration throughout this process.
Please find below the most important issues which were discussed by the audience in the conference:
“ETHICS IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IN ALBANIA”
The participants were: Teachers from Vlora, Fier, Gjirokastra, Tepelena, Berat, Durres, Elbasan etc; Parents form Vlora; Students from Vlora
The participants discussed in round tables about the questions which were displayed on the monitor then they came up with their own comments and questions addressed to the reps from the MASR, MWL and ACER. The following are the issues discussed in the last part of the conference.
Hoping all these findings from the participants’ comments will help MWL and MAS to come up with a detailed action plan on teacher and parent training and we wish great success in the endeavor to develop a greater ethical Education System in Albania.
Please find below a reportage done by the local media in Vlora and some photos of the event: