Uniting Britain and Albania
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.

Mary Ward Loreto staff week in Shkodra, April 13-17, 2019.


Mary Ward Loreto has a holistic approach towards staff capacity building, including professional development. A week each year has as its focus the care of staff in both human and social aspects. This year it took place from April 13th to April 17th, 2017 and was focused on Character Driven Leadership Training but not leaving aside that all staff had a working and enjoyable time together. This activity took place in Shkodra.  These days of training in Shkoder followed five previous days of training which began the year’s course in Character Led Leadership, starting last November, 2018.

The training was led by the Trainer, Edlira Gjoni, Next Generation Leader, McCain Institute for International Leadership.

The first two days staff members presented their unique Leadership Action Project, which will ultimately lead to the certification of each of the staff members.

On Thursday and Friday we focused on the resilience/failure of leaders, community leadership and the high-velocity culture change. Wednesday was the retreat day and MWL staff spent the day in Razma, swimming, playing games and generally relaxing in this beautiful part of Albania.