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Mission Against
Human Trafficking

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.

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Fito deri në $1,000 dhe zhvillo projektet e ardhshme të metodologjisë “Të nxënit nëpërmjet shërbimit”!

Fito deri në $1,000 dhe zhvillo projektet e ardhshme të metodologjisë “Të nxënit nëpërmjet shërbimit”!
Çmimi Rajonal i metodologjisë “Të nxënit nëpërmjet shërbi

mit”i bën thirrje të gjithë shkollave dhe
organizatave të cilat kanë organizuar aktivitete dhe projekte të metodologjisë së mësipërme dhe të cilat
dëshirojnë të fitojnë mjete financiare për t'i zhvilluar edhe më tutje projektet e tyre.
Çmimet ndahen:
*Çmimi i Parë: $1,000
* Çmimi i Dytë: $750
*Çmimi i Tretë: $500

Fondacioni “Mary Ward Loreto” është partner zyrtar i Qendrës Latino-Amerikane për metodologjisë “Të
nxënit nëpërmjet shërbimit” i dhe njëkohësisht përfaqësuese zyrtare për selektimin e aplikuesve për
Çmimin Rajonal të Vullnetarizmit Edukativ.
Për më shumë, vizitoni linkun: http://www.clayss.org.ar/CEE/index.html

Win up to $1,000 and develop your Service-Learning projects!
The Regional Service-Learning Award calls on all schools and organizations in Albania which have
organized activities and projects of Service-Learning and wish to earn financial resources to further
develop their projects.

*First price: $1,000
*Second price: $750
*Third price: $500
Mary Ward Loreto Foundation is the official partner of the Latin American Center for Service Learning
and at the same time the official representative for the selection of applicants for the Regional Service
Learning Award.
To learn more, visit the link: http://www.clayss.org.ar/CEE/index.html


Published Date: 16th June 2020
Category: Mary Ward Loreto Education Project, Uncategorized



Positive Parenting in Plug.


Following an invitation from Sherbetoret e Vogla te Zemres se Krishtit, MWL was in Plug for the first time last month. Around 30 women of this community joined our training on parenting challenges while raising children in the midst of enormous difficulties. It was very moving to hear their stories about their vulnerability and their dream for their children to have the best. On average, these women had 2 or 3 children each and became mothers at a young age. Becoming mothers at a very young age was a very big change for them and caused them many difficulties.

This training was an opportunity for them to understand that they are not alone in these difficult situations. Other mothers are facing the same problems. This training was also a chance for them to ask for help and support. Positive parenting training is a very dynamic training which aims to encourage the participants to reflect on their experiences, to become aware of their style of leadership and of their “pull and push” factors of certain behaviors. At the end of the training, the women were given techniques for dealing with specific situations with their children. This helped them understand child behavior and how the role of parents impact their children’s lives.




Published Date: 4th July 2019
Category: Uncategorized



Using Technology to Combat Human Trafficking: OSCE Alliance Against Trafficking Conference Explores How to Turn a Liability into an Asset


RENATE Members Ana Stakaj and Annie Bannister attended the 19th Alliance Against Trafficking in Persons organized by OSCE Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, from April 8th to the 9th 2019, in Vienna.

The focus of the two-day conference was how technology can be developed, harmonized, and deployed to help combat all forms of human trafficking. More than 400 participants across the OSCE’s 57 participating States and the Partners for Co-operation were present.

Although great progress has been achieved in combating human trafficking over the last two decades, traffickers have learned to use technology to recruit, control and exploit victims more efficiently and at a greater scale, as mentioned by the event’s opening speakers.



The OSCE Alliance Against Trafficking in Persons is a unique global platform that lays the foundation for policy action on emerging issues and trends in trafficking, shedding light on challenges and opportunities across the OSCE network. The meeting highlighted contemporary approaches and promising practices of how to use technology to support victims and break the vicious cycle of human trafficking.

Sourced from OSCE report: https://www.osce.org/secretariat/416744


Published Date: 12th April 2019
Category: Uncategorized



Report: Peace Corps Conference (3-4-5 April 2019)


Peace Corps is an American Governmental Program whose mission is to promote peace and friendship in the world through social and economic development abroad. In Albania, the Peace Corps aims to promote the Albanian and American cultures. A 3-day conference was held to initiate the new volunteer group that will serve in Albania for the next 2 years.MWL, as one of the Peace Corps associates, was represented at this conference by Lulzime Gjyriqi, the Social Worker in the area of Tropoja, who will be serving as a “counterpart” to one of the volunteers. During the two days of intensive training, counterparts, volunteers, colleagues of institutions, and institutions were all taught how to work with each other to make these 2 years successful. On the third day, the 36 American volunteers participated in the oath ceremony.

The ceremony was overseen by United States Charge d’Affaires Leyla Moses-Ones who administered the oath and Peace Corps Country Director Kate Becker who led the Volunteers in the Peace Corps’ pledge of service. The ceremony included speeches, singing, and traditional dancing from the newly sworn volunteers and community members. The volunteers were congratulated for their spirit of volunteerism and the role they play as global citizens.

Volunteer Paymun Jahangiri, who is working in the Community and Organizational Development Sector, will be working closely with Mary Ward Loreto Foundation. 2 other volunteers will work closely with the educational institutions of Tropoja.




Published Date: 12th April 2019
Category: Uncategorized



Launching Event of the Service Learning Project in Albania.

The Mary Ward Loreto Education Project celebrated the fruits of this project called “Service Learning” on Monday, January 7th in Lezhe, in Northern Albania. This is where the project was implemented as a pilot project under the leadership of MWL and in joint partnership with the Rogationist school and the local community. Besides the training of all staff in the pilot school, parents became involved and many of the higher students were trained and became the leaders of the action. Two community initiatives were successfully implemented: “Bullying in schools” and “Remembrance not to forget”.  The last one was a project dedicated to the terrible impact which the communist regime had specifically, for this project, on the community of Lezhe. Albanians had suffered for 50 years from the tyrannical rule of this Communist regime. The fruits of this initiative were celebrated on the day with local partners, schools, education authorities, parents as well as community members of Lezha.

The project aimed to actively engage the students in solving real problems in the community through projects undertaken and implemented by them. It also helped to improve their communication skills and other aspects of personal development especially in deepening their ability to reflect and work with others and to become active members of the community.  It helped both students, school and the community to work together and not to remain in isolation.




This project revealed that the methodology of Service Learning, initiated by CLAYSS in Argentina, as an excellent way to learn through dialogue, reflection and active service, engaging students to acquire new  knowledge not only for their personal benefit but also for the benefit of the whole community. The Local Regional Education authorities welcomed the methodology and expressed their gratitude as well as their readiness to collaborate and promote every initiative that promotes a qualitative learning process.









Please click the link below to download:

The Service Learning Book in English Language

Ju lutem klikoni në linkun më poshtë për të shkarkuar librin udhëzues:

“Të nxënit nëpërmjet shërbimit në komunitet”

Aferdita Gjoni: Project Coordinator Mary Ward Loreto


Published Date: 31st January 2019
Category: Mary Ward Loreto Education Project, Uncategorized