Introduction for Christmas Newsletter

At the end of this year Mary Ward Loreto will be moving into the 5th Anniversary of the Foundation. We are preparing to celebrate this time of achievement with significant events, in which we hope you will participate, in every way possible. We are grateful as we look back at the many new beginnings over these years, lessons learnt and fruitful action achieved in many rural and isolated regions of Albania. It is a time for rejoicing, of wonder and expectation. It is in the midst of great poverty experienced that the mission is unfolding.  It is truly incredible how people, with very little, can find hope and new life. The ability to break through their boundaries and find personal achievement, new skills and growth into a fuller experience of life and freedom, is truly remarkable for so many of the beneficiaries.  For this and many other gifts we are very grateful.

As we move forward into this anniversary year in celebration and hope, we will continue to break through our boundaries, with new projects in ‘’Service Learning in Education’’ and ‘’Learning, Practicing and Influencing Integrity Fellowship’’ in partnership with one of the municipalities in Lezhe. All the MWL projects are exploring new ways for ensuring human and economic empowerment for the many. Strategies for systemic change in the confrontation of patriarchy and the many areas of abuse committed against so many, is a priority.
This newsletter has a different format which we hope you will find more interesting to read and share with others.  We hope the home page gives you a more comprehensive outline of our news over these past few months.

This year of celebration reminds us again that new life is achieved by the many and that however small this may be, together we can make a difference. Happy Christmas to you all and Peace and joy for the New Year.
                                                                                           Imelda Poole IBVM (President MWL)


MWL Direct Actions Against Human Trafficking in Albania.
To mark the EU Anti-Trafficking Day, October 18, 2017, Mary Ward Loreto Foundation in collaboration with other NGO`S...     
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MWL Women Project: Coping with the domestic violence.
Every day women and children in Albania are facing domestic abuse.This is a phenomenon quite normal in rural areas and even in the towns...                       Read More

MWL Women Advice Centre in Tirana: A case of a woman living in Tirana…
Many young girls and women leave their homeland and live in the capital city, in order to improve their standard of living...      Read More

Safeguarding and Protection in MWL.
MWL Foundation has now concluded the process of creating a Safeguarding Policy to cover working with all children, beneficiaries, staff ...   Read More

Anti Human Trafficking Across Border.
On 11th – 14th September 2017, the Mary Ward Loreto Women Social Worker of Advice Centre in Tirana attended a conference ...Read More

The Second International meeting of the Friends of Mary Ward, August 2017 York St. John, Thursday August 10th, 2017.
This event gathered together 125  friends of Mary Ward from every continent...        Read More

MWL Men`s Project: Thank you MWL, thank you dad!
I am not a journalist, but when you are in such a situation and in front of a child, which stirs your heart, you desire to share this story with others...                  Read More

MWL Youth Project: Do you remember our little leaders of Lagje Miredita?
Well, now they are one year more grown up! There were 15 leaders at the beginning of their Leadership Program...                      Read More

MWL Education Project:Towards a higher education standard in the Education System in Albania.
The MWL Education research work called: ‘Ethics in the Education System in Albania ...  
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The financial and logistic department in MWL.
In every step of our life we question ourselves about our financial situation. Some people dedicate their lives to this work and try to learn everything ...   Read More

Two Weeks in Anti Trafficking Work in India – November, 2017 – Albania Links with India. India had always been a country I had been drawn to go to on mission...
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RENATE Annual Working Board meeting, 6-11 November, 2017. St. Joseph’s Retreat Centre, Malta.
The RENATE Working Board members and staff, gathered at the Mount St. Joseph Retreat House, in Mosta, Malta...        Read More

MWL enjoyed a wonderful evening on December 13th, with friends, colleagues and many supporters of the work against human trafficking.
You might like to click here to see the pictures of the event.


Mary Ward Loreto Foundation wishes to thank you for your kindness and support throughout 2017.

We send you our greetings for a blessed and happy Christmas and much peace and joy in the New Year.

Imelda Poole (IBVM) and MWL Staff

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