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Capacity training in Tallinn

ADRA Albania is participating in the capacity training in Tallinn in the frame of humanitarian volunteers in action and the EU AID volunteers program.

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Celebrating Saint George’s Day

The streets of Roma community in Fushe-Kruje are filled with the smell of roasted lamb, music, and laughter! At dawn, 6th of May, they all went to bath in the Mat river at the village of Milot. Now, they are at home, men serving the grill, women preparing the table. The feast to celebrate the […]

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Ne duam të drejtat tona, duam të arsimohemi dhe të punojmë!

We want our rights, we want to study, we want to work! Raising awareness on human rights and equal opportunities is a fundamental part of our work! For many of us to go to school and get a job comes naturally, but not for women from the Roma community in Fushe-Kruje. Most of these women […]

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Vacancy Announcement

Job Position: Project Manager Area of project implementation: Fushe Kruje Duration of contract: 6 months contract position with a possibility of extension ADRA Albania has opened a vacancy for a Project Manager in the frame of the project “Positive Family Environment for Roma and Egyptian children’s Education”. ADRA Albania develops and implements needs oriented projects […]

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Vacancy Announcement

Job Position: Project Manager Area of project implementation: Fushe Kruje Duration of contract: 6 months contract position with a possibility of extension ADRA Albania has opened a vacancy for a Project Manager in the frame of the project “Positive Family Environment for Roma and Egyptian children’s Education”. ADRA Albania develops and implements needs oriented projects […]

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Punësim për personat, të cilët janë rikthyer nga emigrimi

Punësim për personat, të cilët janë rikthyer nga emigrimi

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Environmental Education with Young people in Fushe-Kruja, Albania

‘’We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment’’. This quotation from Margaret Maed shows best the importance of the environment in our society. But, in order to have a clean and safe environment first we should be aware of the way the waste are selected and the importance of this selection. Waste and […]

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Raising the next generations of active citizens

“…Let us remember the large numbers of citizens who, day in and day out, through acts of volunteerism large and small, bring hope to so many of the world’s disadvantaged. Let us ensure that this wonderful resource, available in abundance to every nation, is recognized and supported as it works towards a more prosperous and […]

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Children back to school mobilization

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” This quotation by the activist Malala Yousafzai illustrates the importance of every single little child that gets to enjoy a school education and no matter how little and unimportant it may seem, every child is essential for our future and every child has the […]

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Mundesi Punesimi

Pozicioni:  Edukatore Kopshti (vend i lire) Orari:  Me kohe te plote ADRA Albania kerkon Edukatore per Kopsht Femijesh ne Tirane!                                                      Kopshti”Adventist” eshte nje biznes i ri qe po i shtohet veprimtarive te  organizates ADRA Al. Ne jemi një institucion i krishterë ku mësohen vlerat dhe kultivohet si rritja shpirtërore ashtu edhe përsosmëria akademike. Kopshti Adventist […]

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The vicious circle of violence

Physical and psychological domestic violence on children, in form of punishment, is still present in Albania.  This form of negative parenting is reflected in a children’s behavior in schools and later life. In schools children often solve their conflicts or misunderstandings through physical and verbal aggression, consequently, a teacher tends to use psychological pressure and […]

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Humanitarian Volunteers in Action

ADRA Albania participated in the HVM and HVA seminar in Roubaix, France on the 8th of October until 12th of October 2018. The seminar consisted of the administrative and financial aspects of the HVM project and launching the newly approved project HVA – Humanitarian Volunteers in Action with the financial support by EU. Apart from […]

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150 chairs, 44 tables for the school in Mazhe Vogel! For the Hospital in Kruja and Health Clinic in Fushe Krujabeds, matrasses, blankets, pillows and more…

We were honored to welcome again our good friend Walter Macher, who with help of private donors once again made Kruja region a better place to be. Walter Macher is a well-known figure in our community and in Kruja, in the past he the participated on reconstruction and complete furnishing of the elementary school in Halil. […]

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HVM training

In the frame of Reinforcment and sustainability in humanitarian volunteering managment project ADRA Albania implemented a training for trainers event. This event was organized in the ADRA Albania office with the participation of albanian civil society organizations who are interested in applying to the EU aid volunteers program.

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External Evaluator for Final Project Evaluation

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ADRA Albania certified as a Hosting NGO for International Volunteers

ADRA Albania was certified in the frame of EU aid volunteers Initiative as a hosting NGO for International Volunteers. This certification decision is based on the quality of procedures and policies implemented and developed by ADRA Albania that have been recognized by the European Commission.  Apply and Help us change the World, one life at a […]

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Dissemination Training in Istanbul

ADRA Albania participated in the 3 days training regarding the Dissemination and Promotion techniques conducted in Istanbul in the frame of EU Aid Program. 

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“Participation in the school activist group has given me confidence, motivation and new ideas.” – Denata

ADRA Albania is working with the youth activist group (pictured above) in the “Haxhi Qira” school in Borizane for more than two years within the Second Chance – Chance for life project. With the kind cooperation of the School psychologist and our support, the group has taken various fundraising initiatives to benefit the school and […]

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A New school Yard in Larushk!

Yesterday with the participation from Kruja Education Directory, Municipality, ADRA Albania and Deputy Ambassador from Slovak Embassy in Albania, “Hajdar Hoxha” school was inaugurated after being reconstructed thanks to the financial support from Slovak Aid program and ADRA Germany. Me pjesemarrjen e Zyres arsimore Kruje, Bashkise, ADRA Albania dhe Zv. Ambasadorit te Ambasades Sllovake, shkolla Hajdar […]

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Mësim rreth historisë dhe kulturës shqiptare në Kështjellën e Prezës / Learning about Albanian history and culture at Preza’s Castle

  Nxënës të shkollë “Ramazan Jangozi” në Thumanë dhe “Haxhi Qira” ne Borizane patën kënaqësinë të njohin një pjesë të hitorisë së Prezës dhe vlerave të saj kulturore diten e shtunë. Fëmijët ishin entuziastë të vizitonin Sheshin e Pazarit, Kullën e Sahatit , Pusin dhe Kalanë e Prezës. Lojrat interaktive, aktivitetet edukuese dhe animacionet sociale […]

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Të gjithë për një stil jetese të shëndetshëm! Healthy lifestyle for ALL!

Në datën 19 Prill Drejtoria e Shendetit Publik të Bashkisë Krujë në bashkëpunim me ADRA Albania organizoi në Fushëkrujë një fushatë ndërgjegjësuese për shëndetin. Broshura me informacione e keshilla të lidhura me ceshtje të ndryshme të shëndetit u shpërndanë për popullatën ndërsa stafi mjekësor ofroi falas për të gjithë të intresuarit shërbimin e matjes se […]

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Njoftim per vend vakant ne pozicionin e Edukatore Kopshti

Ju njoftojme se eshte hapur nje vend i lire pune per edukatore tek kopshti “Adventist”, Njesia Bashkiake nr. 6, Rruga “Bedri Karapici” tek ish qyteti Nxenesve, Tirane. Kriteret: -Te kete mbaruar arsimin e larte per Mësuesi(Parashkollor), -Të ketë experience punë në lidhje me fëmijërinë e hershme. Presim CV e te interesuarave ne emailin e meposhtem: info@adra.al  

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International Autism Awareness Day! Autism is not a disability it is a different ability! Our duty is not to cure but to relieve suffering and to maximize each person’s potential. Dita Ndërkombëtare të Ndërgjegjësimit mbi Autizmin. Autizmi nuk është aftësi e kufizuar, por është një aftësi ndryshe! Detyra jonë nuk është që të shërojmë, por […]

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Introduction to the Integration after Migration Project

 Last week on February 1st, ADRA Albania with the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH organized an event for introducing the Integration after Migration Project. The activity represented also the Inauguration of classes where the supplementary and the social activities will be developed.  It was held on the premises of the Community Centre […]

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After Floods in Fushe Kruja

The situation in Fushe Kruja after the floods seems to continue being very serious. ADRA Albania distributed aids provided through ADRA Germany to families damaged severely  by the floods.  

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All together against Bullism

On 21st of November on the premises of Skender Luarasi school in Tirana, was organized an activity by the school psychologist in cooperation with ADRA Albania. The activity was about bullying in school and what is the role of parents, teachers and school’s psychologist in preventing bullying cases as well as the role of other […]

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Universal Children’s Day in Tirana

Today, on 20th of November, an activity prepared by primary school pupils was organized at the Gjergj Fishta school. With the topic of “Children’s Rights” they had prepared paintings and crafts with the aim of showing that their rights must be respected, such as: the right for education, the right for being protected, the right […]

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Vullnetarizmi dhe Puna ne Grup/Volunteering and groupworking

Me 8 Nentor 2017 ADRA ne bashkepunim me Porten Rome Per Integrim, organizoi trajnimin me teme: “Vullnetarizmi dhe puna ne grup” Pjesmarres ishin stafi  dhe vullnetaret  ADRA Albania si dhe stafi dhe vullnetaret e Portes Rome Per Integrim me te cilen ADRA bashkepunon ne zonen e Fushe Krujes. Ne kuader te ketij trajnimi vullnetaret gjimnaziste […]

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Invitation for the regional conference “Prevention of early forced marriages among vulnerable communities”, 2 and 3 November 2017 in Podgorica

ADRA Albania was invited  into the Regional Conference about the prevention of early marriages among vulnerable groups in Montenegro and presented the work done until now with these groups in the frame of the current ongoing projects financed by ADA, ADRA Austria and ADRA Germany. 

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Prevention of Human trafficking Awareness

Sot ne kuader te muajit anti- trafikim, shkolla Adem Gjeli organizoi nje takim ndergjegjesues ne lidhje me trafikimin e qenieve njerezoren ne Shqiperi. Te ftuar ishin perfaqesues te Bashkise, perfaqesues nga Linja Kombetare e Keshillimit per femije ne Shqiperi dhe ACCE, drejtore shkollash, organizata lokale dhe gazetare. Ne kete takim te rinjte senatore te shkolles […]

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HVM Training in Tirana

This beginning of October, ADRA Albania was trained about Needs Assessment and Logistic in the frame of “Humanitarian and Volunteering Management” project by EU Aid Volunteers. The training was conducted for 3 days in the capital city of Albania, Tirana. 

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Awareness Rising in Larushk village

Sot, u organizua nje tjeter fushate sensibilizuese ne lidhje me mbrojtjen e mjedisit, kesaj radhe ne bashkepunim me shkollen Hajdar Hoxha ne Fshatin Larushk. Fokusi kryesor i ketij sensibilizimi ishin vete femijet, per te treguar me shume kujdes per ambjetin ku jetojne. Mesues dhe femije te shkolles, stafi dhe vullnetarte te ADRA-s u angazhuan ne […]

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Professional Training in Skender Luarasi School, Tirana

Më datë 13 shtator, në ambientet e shkollës “Skënder Luarasi”, u zhvillua trajnimi me temë “Mësimdhënia me kompetenca” nga trajnerja Mimoza Gjokutaj, specialiste e fushës.  Duke qënë një trajnim i kërkuar nga mësueset e shkollës, ADRA Albania e mundësoi atë në kuadër  të projektit “Children Empowerment”. Trajnerja trajtoi cështje të tilla si metodat novative te […]

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Awareness in the Community

Today ADRA Albania organized an Awareness Campaign in Fushe Kruja with the theme: “Every Child in School for a better Future” The main aim of this campaign was to raise awareness among parents of Roma and Egyptian communities about the enrollment of their children at school for this school year. First we went to the […]

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EU Aid Volunteers : ADRA Albania participated in the first capacity building training

As part of the EU Aid Volunteers Capacity project “Reinforcement and Sustainability in Humanitarian Volunteering Management”, in May 2017, ADRA Albania participated in the first capacity building training related to the “Security and Management”.  

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Supplementary classes in schools in Tirana!

Last week ADRA Albania started, in addition to the already selected schools, supplementary classes in two new schools near Tirana.

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Child Protection Law Against Violence training

Child Protection Law Against Violence training in Ramazan Jangozi school, in Thumana. In this training school teachers, psychologists and CPU/Municipality workers were informed about the juridical aspects of the law that protects children’s rights and its mechanisms. The training was directed by University Lecturer and Lawyer Mrs. Florion Bejleri. Trajnimi mbi Ligjin e Mbrojtjes se […]

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Women’s Rights celebrated in Fushe Kruja

4th of May 2017 signed a different day in Fushe Kruja. Two public schools “Adem Gjeli” and “Shote Galica” organized an event on behalf of Women’s Rights Topic. In the event were present parents, children, teachers and Fushe Kruja citizens with the aim to join this initiative taken by the schools. Deputy Minister of Education […]

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Austrian Development Cooperation visiting Fushë Kruja

Today, the ADC – Austrian Development Cooperation came in Fushë Kruja to the Community Center to visit the Project of “Second Chance – A chance for life. “

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On 7 April ADRA Albania celebrated the upcoming International Roma day in Fushe Kruja cinema. Children from schools all around Fushe Kruja in which ADRA Albania implements trainings did participated. They performed songs, dances and poems. In the End the Roma Community presented some culture performances. Sot ADRA Albania festoi diten nderkombetare te komunitetit Rom […]

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Professional training

Last week in Adem Gjeli school was implemented a professional training with the teachers conducted by the Prof. Mimoza Gjokutaj, expert of the new school curricula. This training was open for the teachers of three different schools of Kruja region: Adem Gjeli, Arberie and Ramazan Jangozi. The main subject of the training was centred in […]

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Training on the importance of hygiene for children

Last week ADRA Albania trained children from different schools in the Kruja region about the important topic hygiene. The training was implemented within the project Second Chance- A Chance for Life. Second Chance Education for Roma and non-Roma children aims to reintegrate children into school by creating an alternative and additional model to the second […]

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Volunteer Training

On 9th of February 2017, ADRA Albania, as a local NGO that operates in Fushe Kruja, assisted with the training of the volunteers in the frame of the collaboration with the NGO Roma Gate for Integration. With this training, the volunteers were informed regarding the innovative methods of teaching children and the Child Protection policies. […]

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ADRA Albania Volunteers

ADRA Albania celebrated the International Volunteer Day with the event “ADRA Cafe : Give Volunteers a hand!” ADRA Albania organised 5 December 2016 an info event on VOLUNTEERING  in Tulla Centre, Tirana. 3 ADRA volunteers coming from Germany, Slovakia and US shared their experience in volunteering for ADRA and valuable information on different volunteer programmes. […]

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ADRA Albania rrit ndërgjegjësimin në lidhje me Trafikimin e Fëmjëve

Një ngjarje e rëndësishme në shkollën publike “Adem Gjeli” në Fushë-Krujë, u mbajt javën e fundit të tetorit me pjesëmarrjen e aktorëve të ndryshëm lokalë dhe qeveritare si: Njësia për Mbrojtjen e Fëmijëve, Drejtoria e shkollës dhe Ministria e Mirëqenies Sociale dhe Rinisë. Ky aktivitet u organizua në formën e fushatës sensibilizuese me iniciativën e […]

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ADRA Albania raises awareness about Child Trafficking

An important event in ‘Adem Gjeli’ public school of Fushe Kruja was held last week of October with the participation of different local and governmental actors such as Child Protection Unit, School Directorate and Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth. The event was organized in the form of awareness campaign through the initiative of the […]

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Job Position: Psychologist/Trainer ( Full-time), ADRA Albania

Job Position: Psychologist/Trainer Work Place: Tirane/Fushe Kruje Duration of contract: 2 years and 6 months (full time) ADRA Albania has opened a vacancy for a Psychologist/Trainer in the frame of the project “Second Chance –A Chance for Life” project aims to integrate into school children that have never been registered in it and the ones […]

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Reconstruction of Vrap School in Baldushk

Vrap is a mountain village which is known for its beautiful nature and mountain slopes. Located 38 km from the Capital city this is the farthest village from Tirana.   From the statistical data gathered in 1994, this village had 250 families with around 1100 inhabitants. During this period of time, the school of this […]

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Health Professional (Full-time)

Health Professional (Full-time), ADRA Albania Closing date: 21 June 2015 ADRA works with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible actions. Title: Health Professional Contract type: full-time Duration of contract:  6 months Duty Station: Albania Job description ADRA Albania is looking for a health professional who […]

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Food Safety at the Heart of World Health Day

The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April. This day is held to mark the foundation of World Health Organization and is seen as an opportunity to draw worldwide attention to major global health issues each year. Worldwide different international, regional and local events are organized related […]

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Reminder of Roma rights on the International Roma Day

On the 8th of April, ADRA and the Roma of the community in Fushe Kruja called attention to the issue of rights for Roma in Albania. Each year on the International Roma day, ADRA is implementing an activity in the city but this year it was the special case that ADRA could combine it with […]

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Reflect Resilience on “Choices”

Lack of political, economical and social stability has created a chain of negative effects in all Albanian society. Most of all, this unstable state has and is continually damaging its youth. It is creating a youth that lacks perspective. Such a youth does not know where it shall look for direction. A youth such as […]

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Reflect Resilience on “Bad Habits and Physical Activity”

Lack of employment, social involvement and other possibilities continually leads young generation to end up having a reactive rather than proactive life. This way, young people are continually found in cafes. Consequently, as a social norm or because of peer pressure they are led into drinking and smoking. To be blamed for such an outcome […]

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Reflect Resilience on “Youth Activism”

We live at a time where helping others is done for PR reasons. We live in a time where volunteering is considered a step closer to employment rather than a step closer to inner fulfilment. The time where we live is continually teaching us to look after our own self-interest, ego and dream fulfilment. Fulfilling […]

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Awareness Training about Healthy Nutrition and Cooking Class

On 12th of March 2015, Love Your Heart team and volunteers organized a training to make students aware about the importance of Healthy Nutrition. In the beginning of this activity, Love Your Heart team gave a short presentation about Healthy Food and afterward the students had to prepare different recipes that were selected by the […]

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First meeting with the mothers in law of the community

In the first months of the new year 2015, ADRA Albania staff was very ambitious to work on the relationship between the mothers in law of the community and their daughters in law. During the past two years the staff discovered t: This relation is formative for a whole family in the Roma culture. As […]

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Unpacking Love!

The 18th of December 2014 was one milestone of a big journey. Over 9000 parcels from many places in Germany as well as in Austria set out for Albania to bring the message of Christmas, joy and happiness to ADRA Albania’s beneficiaries. Those are living in rural areas, in orphanages and Roma communities. On this […]

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ADRA’s “A Closer Walk” to Premiere on Hope Channel January 23 at 7 p.m. EST/ January 24 at 1 a.m. CET

In July 2014, the ADRA International Film Team visited us to film our project activities. We are very excited about the outcome! Watch with us on Saturday, 24. January 2015, 01:00h on Hope Channel! Click here: A Closer Walk The immersive, nine-part documentary series takes viewers to the most remote places in the world to […]

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Albanian School Doors Stay Closed to Disabled Children

Following up the round table discussion between journalists and representatives of organizations that focus on education and call for articles in the field, BIRN Albania will publish during the month of January a series of 5 articles (reports and investigations) on the subject. The articles will be published both in English (Reporter.al) and English (Balkan […]

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Thirrje per Vullnetare!

Thirrje per Vullnetare! Në kuader të “Ditës Ndërkombëtare të Vullnetarizmit” ,më 5 Dhjetor , ADRA Albania do të organizojë një aktivitet me vullnetarë në të gjithë farmacitë e Tiranës. Qëllimi i aktivitetit është për ti ardhur në ndihmë komuniteteve në nevojë dhe për  të rritur ndërgjegjësimin midis të rinjve për vullnetarizimin si një nga shtyllat […]

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Encouraging individuals and communities upon their talents

Several regions, minorities, and non-conformist communities or have been suppressed throughout history. Their beliefs, background or culture have been the reasons why the majority have stopped them from receiving an essential human needs, such as food, health or educational support. Consequently, this leads several of them into trading as the main tool that would provide […]

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The Anniversary of the Community Centre of Fushë-Kruja

On 28th of October 2014, ADRA Albania had successfully celebrated the anniversary of the Community Centre of Fushë-Kruja. The ceremony was opened with a small show performed by the Roma children who also expressed their appreciation to the guests who could come on this day. The ceremony continued with the speeches of Mrs. Beatrice C. […]

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Anniversary of the community center of Fushë-Kruja

  INVITATION ADRA Albania (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) with the kind support of ADA (Austrian Development Agency), ADRA Austria and ADRA Germany, has the great pleasure to invite you to the anniversary of the Community Centre of Fushë-Kruja.  On Tuesday, 28 October 2014, Time: 09.00-14.00, Street “Kastrioti” Fushë-Krujë/Albania Through “REFLECT – Literacy and Social […]

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Roma Community Excelling at Proactive Learning

Continually, we are bombarded with negatively connotated facts, data’s or stories about how life functions in the Roma Community. The interesting fact is that all these information is presented on such terms not by the Roma Community itself but mostly by the rest of us. We evaluate their culture and mindset upon our own expectations […]

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Vacancy for Volunteer at ADRA Albania

Vacancy for Volunteer at ADRA Albania Contact person: blerina.balla@adra.al Organization: ADRA Albania Deadline: 15/10/2014 ADRA Albania is a humanitarian organization operating in Albania since 1991. The Mission of our organization is to develop and implement needs-oriented projects and always aim for quality, innovation, and diversity. ADRA mobilizes communities to take sustainable responsibility for society and […]

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Friday Night LIFEconnect

Friday Night  LIFEconnect – Albania health education with Beatrice Charlotte Kastrati (26. September 2014)  

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The ADRA Book Club

With the new school year, we realised that we are never too old to learn, so we founded the ADRA Albania Book Club. Each staff member reads a book which in one or another contributes to knowledge and know-how concerning our work, then we present one or two books per week in a short presentation […]

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Children should grow in a proper and secure place, not in the street

More than 700 children are working in the streets of Tirana to support themselves and their families. Many of them are exploited as beggar or as informal workers, depriving them for living a healthy childhood. Being part of the society and being a responsible person we should not be silence about child labour. On 19th […]

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Staff workshop with Marcel Wagner

Staff workshop with Marcel Wagner from ADRA Austria. From problem tree to solution tree!

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Alesio needs your help!

Alesio in the beginning of his life nearly 6 months ago he said “Hello” to the world. After 6 months of life Alesio was admitted to Tirana public hospital, because he was diagnosed with bronchopneumonia, motor retardation and malnutrition. Currently his health condition is really bad. Alesio is 4 kilograms and his weight is the […]

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Awareness campaign against children Labor

The 12 of June is proclaimed the World Day against Child Labor. On this day, the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth in collaboration with different NGOs that operates in Albania organized an awareness campaign to raise awareness among the public opinion about child labor. In order to organize this activity, it was requested that volunteers from different […]

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FTESË – Shijoni Jeten!

Bashkohuni me ne pranë Qendrës tonë Shëndetsore në datat 28, 29, 30 prill! Merrni shërbimet nga grupi mjeksor Slloven i ardhur gjatë kësaj periudhe për seminare mbi stilin e jetës së shëndetshme (ora 15:30) dhe kurse gatimi (ora 16:00-19:00). Mesoni si te shijome jeten ne menyre te shendetshme dhe e shishme! Ju mirepresim!

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Allegheny West Members Minister in the Aftermath of Communism

Allegheny West Members Minister in the Aftermath of Communism Posted April 15, 2014 BY CHRISTOPHER THOMPSON and Visitorstaff In Albania, a country rebounding from Communism and a largely secular Muslim population, the Roma people struggle to find adequate employment, education and healthcare. A group from Allegheny West Conference recently traveled to this Southeastern European country […]

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Dita Rome Festohet ne Kuvendin e Shqiperis

Në ditën Ndërkombëtare Rome, ADRA Albania së bashku me Kasandra Dajlani, Sibela Rakipi, Kasandra Rakipi dhe Rozalinda Gatali përfaqësuan komunitetin Rom të Fushë Krujës në Kuvendin e Republikës së Shqipërisë. Në aktivitet ishin të pranishëm Kryetari i Kuvendit Ilir Meta, Ministria e Arsimit Lindita Nikolla, Deputet të Paralamentit Shqipëtar dhe përfaqësues të Shoqërisë Civile. Ajo […]

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Java Rome dhe Dita Botërore e Shëndetit

Për herë të parë në sheshin George W. Bush të Fushë Krujës u organizua një aktivitet kushtuar Javës Rome dhe Ditës Ndërkombëtare të Shëndetit nga organizata ADRA Albania. Ky aktivitet u zhvillua jo vetëm për të festuar kulturën Rome por edhe për të ndërgjegjësuar opinionin publik të Fushë-Krujës në lidhje me diskriminimin që komuniteti Rom […]

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Project “Children helping children”

“Happiness is the only thing that doubles when you share it.” Albert Schweitzer During the time from the 17th to the 25th of December ADRA Albania distributed the parcels of the action “children helping children” in and around Tirana. Many parcels, packed with clothes, toys, school material, sweets and love from children in Germany and Austria arrived at […]

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International Volunteer Day

5 December is celebrated each year as International Volunteer Day (IVD) which was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985. The aim of this day is to provide volunteer organisations and individual volunteers with the opportunity to raise the public awareness of their contributions to economic and social development at local, national and international levels. This year, […]

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Join ADRA on Giving Tuesday!

http://www.adra.org/GivingTuesday Dear Supporter, That’s right, #GivingTuesday is only 4 days away! You can join ADRA and thousands of others across the country in sharing the holiday spirit with those in need. #GivingTuesday is December 3rd and is a daylong movement dedicated to doing good. You’re invited to celebrate with us as we show how just […]

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We are against violence!

On Monday, 25 November 2013 at 12 o’clock we go to an peaceful march! A group of civil society organizations invite us to participate at a Peaceful March that will be organized as a response to violence against women in Albania. Through this March, organized on the frame of 16 days of activism against women […]

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ADRA Albania Launches Newly-Renovated Health Centre

12 November 2012, Tirana, Albania On Tuesday, November 5th,  ADRA Albania launched the regional project “Love Your Heart: Adriatic Cardiovascular Diseases Prevention Network” with the financial support of IPA (Instruments for Pre-Accession to EU) – Adriatic Cross Border Cooperation Programme. The “Love Your Heart” Centre aims to decrease and to prevent the incidence and prevalence […]

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Invitation

INVITATION ADRA Albania (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) with financial support IPA Adriatic Cross-Border Cooperation Program has the great pleasure in inviting you to the launch of “Love Your Heart” project. “Launching “Love Your Heart” Project: A pilot Cardiovascular Diseases Prevention Program in Albania” Tuesday, 05 November 2013, Time: 11.00-12.00, Str.“Bedri Karapici”, Ish-Qyteti i Nxënësve, […]

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IPA project Love Your Heart – Study Visit

On 22nd and 23rd October 2013, Love Your Heart’s partners carried out a study visit to Italy. A delegation of 41 people (Insitutional representatives, medicians, nurses, managers, cooperators) from Albania and Croatia visited hospitals and facilities in Chioggia, Porto Viro, Motta di Livenza and Pramaggiore, in the Italian Region of Veneto. The aim of the visit […]

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Introducing www.neo.al

We proudly introduce our new internet page, Ndihmo, Mbeshtet, Lufto! at www.neo.al. This project will provide information for women diagnosed with breast cancer via internet media about breast cancer, therapy options, coping strategies, and nutrition. In Albania, women are poorly informed about different treatment methods, risk factors and other breast cancer related issues. There is […]

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New ADRA President Shares His Plans for the Agency

Published on Spectrum Magazine (http://spectrummagazine.org) In a candid and wide-ranging interview, Jonathan Duffy talks about his selection as ADRA’s president, his ideas for getting the agency back on track and his goal to work much more closely with the world church. Jonathan Duffy, ADRA’s new president, talks to Spectrum about his vision and priorities for […]

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Announcement – Njoftim

25.03.2013 NJOFTIM PER TENDER Rikonstruksioni I Qendres Shendetsore te ADRA ALBANIA Referenca e publikimit: ADRA ALBANIA/ 2012-07-01 Organizata ADRA ALBANIA nepermjet ketij publikimi njofton hapjen e procedures se negociueshme per tender per rinovimin e qendres se saj shendetsore e cila ndodhet ne adresen  Rr:” Bedri Karapici”, Qyteti i Nxenesve, Tirane/ Shqiperi. Ky rikonstruksion do te […]

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Live from the guardian!

One Billion Rising – live coverage LiveLive coverage of events around the world marking a day of action – and dancing – to protest against violence against women and girls Albania Erinda Toska works for a humanitarian organisation called ADRA Albania in the small city of Fushe-Kruje, not far from the country’s capital, writes Kira Cochrane. […]

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Mobile Clinic for Roma, update

ADRA Albania is continuing its efforts to help the Roma community and rural village communities by providing basic medical services, medicine, and in severe cases the funds to undergo specialist treatment. Volunteer doctors and nurses, as well as dentists are coming to Albania on a regular basis to support our own medical staff. Recently, a […]

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Adventist Church and ADRA Leaders Meet Albania’s Prime Minister

Dr Berisha meets with  leaders 02 October 2012 Tirana, Albania [Julian Kastrati, tedNEWS] A delegation from the Adriatic Union Conference headed by its President, Pastor Branko Bistrovic, held a courtesy meeting with Albania’s Prime Minister, Prof Dr Sali Berisha. In this visit, Pr. Bistrovic was accompanied by Pr. Sretko Kuburic, AUC Executive Secretary, Dr Dragutin Matak, […]

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ADRA Albania Launches Literacy and Integration Centre for Roma

02 October 2012 Fushe-Kruje, Albania [Lydia Weidner, tedNEWS] ADRA Albania has successfully launched the “Reflect! Act! Integrate” Training Centre in Fushe-Kruje, 25 km from Albania’s capital, Tirana. Kindly sponsored by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Austria, the projects aims to combat illiteracy among the largely marginalised Roma populations. […]

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ADRA Albania and Adventist Church Leaders Meet Albania’s Minister of Culture

  18 June 2012 Tirana, Albania [Julian Kastrati, tedNEWS] Dr Bertil Wiklander, the President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Trans-European Division, held an official meeting with the Honorable Mr. Aldo Bumçi, MP, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports in Albania. He was accompanied by Dr Reinder Bruinsma, President of the Seventh-day Adventist […]

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Medical Volunteers from Slovenia and Croatia

We would like to welcome Slovenian and Croatian health volunteers to Albania.  For almost a week now Olga Popov from ADRA Slovenia has been amongst our ranks.  She has been helping out with some of our projects and spent the night up in Zall Bastar in order to get everything ready for the larger team that […]

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The Finnish come to Albania

This past month ADRA hosted a group of Finnish high school students and their parents for a brief period of six days.  Though their stay here was very brief we tried to maximize their time with events in different areas that ADRA is working in. During their week here in Albania they worked in three […]

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Busy Month with Volunteers

The last few weeks here at ADRA have been busy ones. We have received visits from ADRA France and Rio Lindo Academy and next week we will welcome volunteers from ADRA Finland. With all these visitors coming and going our office has been in constant motion with activates at Ramazan Kabashi School for the blind, […]

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Unloading the Love

As a volunteer here at ADRA Albania I have learned to expect the unexpected, which is why an afternoon call from our director on a cold rainy day at the end of the week did not surprise me. We had been waiting for the packages to clear customs for weeks and of course the day […]

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Thank You for All Your Wonderful Support!

We hope you had a special holiday season! This Christmas season has come and gone but children around Albania are still happy thanks to the over 9,000 parcels that were donated by ADRA Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. We would like to give a special thanks to all of the families that helped make […]

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We are pleased to announce to you that ADRA Albania will take part in the Healthcare, Medical and Pharmaceutical EXPO on October 31st – November 2nd at the Sheraton Hotel, Tirana. You are invited to join us these three days ! This is a great opportunity to come and learn more about our health and […]

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Adult Literacy Project in Fushë Krujë

We are happy to announce that we have started a new literacy project for Roma women in Fushe Krujë! You can now follow this project on our blog : Working Together !

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Mobile Clinic for Roma in and around Tirana

Give Medical Care to Roma Albanian Children | ADRA Gift Catalog Today, ADRA will start the project of the mobile clinic for Roma! Today, ADRA will visit the Roma community in Allias, where “Romani Baht” will welcome us in their centre to conduct the Health Education and the medical visits. Today, ADRA will make a […]

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“Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn’t mean he lacks vision.” – Stevie Wonder

This is Kliton, he is 15 years old and he wants to be a musician. His parents are farmers, but he and his family are dependent on social aid. He is not entirely blind, but the progress of his disease needs to be closely monitored by the ophthalmologist. In March ADRA Albania started the cooperation […]

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Community Service at “The Independent”

The Environment was the Theme of the community service activities of the private school “The Independent”. ADRA Albania was invited to teach the students how to organize volunteer activities, and why volunteer engagement is so important – we were able to show that everybody can make a difference! Students from “The Independent” presented their research […]

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Emergency Response Shkoze

12 tents of the Roma community in Shkozë, one of the most poorest communities in Tirana, burnt down in April. From an electric spark, a tent had caught fire, which spread quickly to 11 over tents. This little girl was missing, until her mother heard her crying inside one of the burning tents – she […]

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Finnish Volunteers!

At Easter, ADRA Albania was very happy to welcome volunteers from the Finnish town Tampere. This group of teenagers, parents and teachers spent 2 weeks in Albania to support us in our Health Education Project. While the ADRA staff explained Health issues to the mothers, the Finnish volunteers gave the children education about hygiene, nutrition […]

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Health Training for Mothers in Mountain Villages

Zall Her, Heraj, Priskë e Vogël, Pinar, Radhesh, Kallmet, Qenam, Kasallë, Çerkezë, Tapizë are villages hardly anybody has heard of. Those villages seem far away, but actually, they are situated only 20 km outside of Tirana. The road is rocky and narrow, and it takes over 1 hour to reach them by car. There are […]

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ADRA Albania CD and staff live on Planet TV (Tirana)

ADRA Albania Country Director Beatrice C. Kastrati, alongside two of her staff members, Suzane Ziko and Hashmet Biba, were invited as special guests yesterday on “Your Morning (Mengjesi juaj) Programme at Tirana-based Planet TV.  For 20 minutes, the guests had an excellent opportunity to inform on the foundation’s 20-year activity (1991-2011) on behalf of Albania’s […]

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Thank you ADRA Austria and Sandoz!

Through ADRA Austria the municipality of Shkodra received also a very special gift: The pharmaceutical firm SANDOZ donated medicine to the hospital. The medicines are antibiotics that have just been produced and were directly transported from the factory in Austria to the hospital of Shkodra in Albania. Many more suffering people will now be helped.

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Thank you for helping in Shkodra!

The Emergency in Shkodra is “officially” over, and we want to thank all of our donors from the bottoms of our hearts for their generous help! 128 families spent Christmas and the New Year well-fed and warm, and with your additional aid, they will receive help moving back to their villages. We provided food, clothes, […]

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THANK YOU Germany, Luxembourg, Holland, Austria and Switzerland!

Once a year, the ADRA offices in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Luxembourg pack Christmas-parcels for orphans and poor children in Eastern Europe, and each year more than 50,000 packages are collected. For this action, they invite the children to pack the parcels together with their parents, each parcel containing toys, school supplies, toiletries and sweets.  […]

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Flooding in Shkodra – people who have lost everything

Unprecedented floods have spread throughout Albania in early December, more than 14 hectares of land are flooded and 15,000 people were forced to leave their homes. The flood was preceded by massive rainfall, especially in the Albanian Alps. The Drin River coming from there, and the Buna river which springs from the Shkodra Lake flooded […]

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Invitation to Inauguration of Veski School

Dear all! With great pleasure and pride we cordially invite you to the inauguration of Veski school. Veski is the first school in Albania that was renovated with the combined efforts of Albanian, Finnish and Irish volunteers! We thank esp. ADRA Germany, ADRA Netherlands, ADRA Finland and Toivonlinna Academy for their contributions. The inauguration will […]

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Flooding in Fushe Kruja

Last week after the heavy rainfalls, Shkodra, Lezha and also Fushe Kruja were flooded with mud. The water receded after 2 days, but the damage to the houses had been done. Together with UNDP, ADRA Albania gave clothes, blankets, sheets and toys to the families that were affected the most. On Saturday we went and […]

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Inauguration of the Roma school in Fushe Kruja

On the 2. November 2010, the Roma primary school in Fushe Kruja was inaugurated. Skender Veliu (Amarodrom), Beatrice Kastrati (ADRA), Leo Espana (Kisha Adventiste) and Bruce and Ruth Wilson (Kisha e Jezu Krishtit) celebrated the start of the new school year in the first and only government-run school for Roma children. The school was started […]

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Veski school finished!

The children in the village of Veski have indeed reason to celebrate: The renovation of their school is finally finished. Now that the rainy season has begun, they are happy to be able to study in dry and warm classrooms. A completely new atmosphere makes studying fun and motivates the children to go to school […]

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ADRA France

From July 8 to July 22, we were honoured to welcome our guests from ADRA France! They came to work with the Roma community in Fushe Kruja. There they played educational games, explained about health and nutrition, and each child got a little present of an apple, a water bottle, a toothbrush and toothpaste. A […]

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Renovation of Veski School

The past months was a busy month for ADRA Albania! Finish and Irish volunteers, together with our small Albanian volunteer group, worked very hard to renovate a school for the little village of Veski, just 10 km behind Balldushk. Veski is a village entirely without water, so until now the school was without bathroom! The […]

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Look Good – Feel Better!

The ADRA health center “familja ime” is proud to report the launching of the new project “Look Good – Feel Better”. We are supporting women under Chemotherapy with nutritional advice, emotional support and a small gift. 50 Women will be taught in seminars how to live healthy and use the right nutrition during chemotherapy, to […]

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5000 litre of fresh water deposit provided to the Roma community

With private funds ADRA Albania was able to provide a 5000 litre fresh water deposit to the Roma community behind the train station. We thank everybody who contributed! Fresh water is essential to prevent gastro-intestinal diseases and parasites. Water to wash hands, to wash clothes, water to drink is one of the basic ingredients to […]

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