Mary Ward Loreto Foundation operating in Lezhe in the framework of the ReLoad project, jointly with Lezha Municipality, sports activities were organized including volleyball and chess across 10 high schools in Lezha. This was made possible by the “Lezha Folkloric and Touristic Pride Project.” Sport is an amazing activity to keep youth healthy and away from negative social phenomena.
Human trafficking is a priority issue for MWL in the first phase of this activity. In Balldre school on October 18th, MWL shared awareness messages against human trafficking with the participants.
On October 18th, European Day Against Human Trafficking, Mary Ward Loreto Foundation developed an informative session in “Asim Vokshi” high school, in Bajram Curri, about “Social Media and Human Trafficking”.
Students were informed about their use and exposure to social media and the risk it poses to potential victims of online exploitation. We discussed safe use of the Internet and the vulnerability factors that can lead to trafficking.
On Sunday, the people of Kallmet came together to celebrate their culture in a bright a colorful display. On September 15th, children, young people, women, men and local businesses came together to celebrate the Feast of Kallmet Wine. Also, on this day, the local people celebrate the feast of Saint Eufemia. Kallmet is very famous for grapes, wine, olives, and a very rich culture.
This celebration was made possible due to the need to keep local traditions alive through the engagement of local people, schools, and the local government. Mary Ward Loreto Foundation is implementing this project in the framework of the ReLoad Project funded by EU in partnership with the Municipality of Lezhe and UNDP, aiming to promote the touristic potential of the communities of Lezha.
Albania’s youth, who represent the largest segment of the population (15-20%), have been hit the hardest by unemployment and poor job prospects.
A society’s youth plays a decisive role in molding the identity and determining the position of each individual in their community. This can only come about through achieving high education goals and employment which allows the youth to reach their capacity. When this is achieved youth stand a good chance of being happy and fulfilled, paving the way for the future in Albania.
Beyond their role as representatives of the most vital part of the labour force, the youth also possess the ability to enhance society and to enable a nation to produce at both the technical and manual level to the highest capacity.
This is the fourth year that we are running this program. So far, 134 young people have been part of our program and more than 60 % of them got employed at the end of the program and we follow up the youth of the previous year’s till they are employed.
This year they are other 73 youth part of this program from 4 areas (Lushnja, Rreshen, Puka, and Shkodra).
They will benefit from this program through:
We need 32200 GBP to realize the whole program with the youth.
Are you ready to become part and source of our mission?
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.