Durres Development Program
This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.
1.WV has been working to build the capacity of local organizations. This year, one organization put the knowledge acquired into action by partnering with World Vision to implement a summer project for struggling students called “Children Ready for School”. Preparation courses for 26 students were organized in writing and reading of Albanian language and basic knowledge in mathematics.2.The ADP supported 5 student governments through training on the "Friendly School Model", roles and responsibilities of student governments, emergency response, and inclusive education. As a result, students have reported that they are able to identify problems and find solutions to promote children's participation in community decision making where they live.3.In order to empower school boards to effectively manage their schools, the ADP trained 1 board on its mandate, fundraising, and partnering with local organization to improve education.4.Two trainings for teachers have been implemented in collaboration with Regional Education Directorate on Bullying and All-Inclusive Education. This has helped to encourage the creation of a more friendly school environment and strengthen the relationships between teachers, pupils, and their parents.5.In order to improve parents’ capacities to care for their children, the ADP collaborated with World Hope, “Sot per te Ardhmen” and Durres Municipality to organize 6 training sessions with 12 families who learned about effective communication, financial management, helping others, the effects of the violence, etc.6.During Christmas, children from Durres ADP learned about the love of God and learned about values such as respect, love, forgiveness and sacrifice. Also, children participated in summer camps and summer activities organized by “Alo Mik”, “Udhekryq Centre” and Catholic Church where they gained new skills and values for their lives. 7.In collaboration with local partners, WV organized 3 summer activities with 113 children. Children learned about the needs of children with disabilites, especially those with speaking and hearing problems. Child also learned how to protect themselves in cases of abuses of their rights.
Gender, Environment, Protection, Peace, Disability, Advocacy