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.

Category Archives: Mary Ward Loreto Women Project

12 
Jul

Summer Camp in Tropoja, July 2019.

A two week Summer Camp has started in Tropoja. This is an initiative of Mary Ward Loreto Foundation in close collaboration with the Communitary center in the school “Ali Podrimja”, Peace Corps Volunteers and with the support of Tropoja Municipality.

This Summer Camp is attended by 75 children, from  9-18, from the city and also the rural areas.

With the great support from others institutions, partners and volunteers, children are able to enjoy many activities on different topics such as: art, sport, environment, health education, computer, psycho-social activities and English language classes.

Thank you so much to all volunteers and partners for enabling this to happen in Tropoja for the children and young people. Let’s do it as an annual tradition for the new generation!

 

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Published Date: 12th July 2019
Category: Mary Ward Loreto Women Project


 

04 
Jul

Human Development Trainings with Women in Lushnja.

 

Since MWL has moved from Fier to Lushnja to prevent human trafficking in this vulnerable community, we have started a human development program with a group of women that attend vocational training in tailoring. Around 15-20 girls and women have participated in our human development trainings. Topics like stress management, self-esteem care, good parenting practices, and discrimination are covered in the trainings that we have delivered. This group of women have been helped to find the courage to reflect on their needs, to be open to speaking up and taking the initiative to make change. It is difficult to face the challenges of life alone. For these women it was hard to accept the fact that someone would come and take time to get to know them, to listen to their stories, and help them find techniques to overcome life’s difficulties. It is rewarding for us when these women continue to attend meeting after meeting, listening, being heard, and speaking their truth.

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Published Date: 4th July 2019
Category: Mary Ward Loreto Women Project


 

03 
Jul

It is more than a craft: It is a story of women’s empowerment!

20 Albanian women and girls from Tropoja prepare handmade products at the Mary Ward Loreto Centre and in their homes.

We are happy to announce the opening of the Mary Ward Loreto Souvenir Shop in Valbona for the tourist season as a great opportunity for the women to sell their products. These women are from the most vulnerable and isolated regions of Albania. Through their economic empowerment, they are no longer at risk of human trafficking and exploitation. They are changing their lives and the lives of their families.

To their friends, they are a symbol of hope.

Thank you for being a part of it.

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Published Date: 3rd July 2019
Category: Mary Ward Loreto Women Project


 

10 
Jun

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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Published Date: 10th June 2019
Category: Mary Ward Loreto Women Project


 

10 
Jun

On May 5th, 2019, MWLW Organized a Social Activity with the Girls from Shendelli.

 

After an intensive school year and a successfully completed English course organized by MWL, the group of girls in Shendelli participated in a social activity. The girls got a chance to visit the city of Permet. It was their first visit to “the town of roses” as the locals call it. The city is rich with cultural heritage and monuments to its history.

New challenges await these wonderful girls, some of whom are preparing to take their school examinations. We wish them every success on the path of knowledge!

 

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Published Date: 10th June 2019
Category: Mary Ward Loreto Women Project