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.

Support for the girls education

Unfortunately, in Tropoja, many young girls left school due to discriminatory gender norms, poverty, and lack of infrastructure to protect the girls from threat of violence on the way to school and back. In collaboration with the municipality of Tropoja, and the community, transport to school has been provided for these young girls.

We noticed an increase in awareness about the importance of girls education in Tropoja. They showed an interest in social and psychological assistance to their daughters. One woman referred to the social worker, the case of her daughter who is going through early adolescence and seems to have learning disability. She has been supported by a specialist psychologist, with a treatment programme which includes the training of her parents and the school teacher. This was a successful case of good cooperation between school – family – psycho-social service, for a better education for the young girl.