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Positive educational environment

Positive family environment for the education of Roma and Egyptian children March 2019 – September 2019   The Roma community in Fushë-Krujë, with around 1,200 Roma, is one of the most marginalized communities in Albania, located in a ghetto near the city. Despite the existence of a national action plan for the integration of Roma […]

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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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Return to Thrive

Return to Thrive, January 2019 – March 2020 Albania is a country with one of the highest rates of migration, in recent years the desire to migrate rose to 56% among its adult population. In Germany alone, by the end of the year 2016, the Albanian population was 43 695, more than a half of […]

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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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ADRA Albania

As part of ADRA International ADRA Albania operates in the region from 1993 and continues its work as an independent nongovernmental organization, registered under Albanian legislation, since 2000. The work of ADRA Albania is focused in the region of Kruja northern from the capital, Tirana. Education is a common denominator for all project of our […]

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Integration After Migration

INTEGRATION AFTER MIGRATION, December 2017 – December 2018 The project aimed to register Roma and Egyptian and non-Roma/Egyptian children to school and to re-integrate their families into the society by offering meditation during the access into the public institutions and career information sessions. The project was implemented thanks to the financial support of GIZ Albania. […]

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Student Volunteering

Education of children through Student Volunteering, January 2016 – December 2018 The project “Education through Student Volunteering”, financed by ADRA Germany not only provided literacy, basic math, and other school subjects but also offered basic life skills through non-formal education method. The combination of formal and non-formal teaching methods entwined in 210 alternative training classes […]

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Second Chance

Second Chance – A Chance for Life, January 2016 – December 2018 The “Second Chance – A Chance for Life” project dedicated to out-of-school and in risk for dropping out of school children, started in January 2016 and ended in December 2018. ADRA Albania implemented the project for 3 years the project, financially supported by […]

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Children Empowerment

Children empowerment in suburban areas of Tirana and Kruja regions through Improvement in Education and Increased Access to Social Services  January 2017 – December 2019 This project started in January 2017 and until now has achieved an inclusive education and enhanced social inclusion of children of Kruja and Tirana regions through providing supplementary classes and […]

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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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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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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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Child Survival Match Donation

Double Your Impact Your contribution to support child survival will be DOUBLED to reach more children around the world.

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What is ADRA’s Privacy Policy?

You can read ADRA’s privacy policy here.

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Jo’s Story

On the first day of school, Jo walks down familiar streets. When he reaches the schoolhouse, it is no different than before. Fewer people lingering in the street, perhaps. Fewer children laughing on the front lawn. One year ago, the Ebola outbreak was a growing rumor in West Africa. It steadily became the most fatal […]

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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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Love Fund

“Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:8 Share your gift of love, and the contribution travels to every corner of the world to help those who need it most. At the heart of our work, ADRA is a ministry of love. It is our goal to share God’s unconditional love with the world through community development […]

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Privacy Policy

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Monthly Donation

Change a life When you commit to monthly giving, your money goes where it’s needed most. You make it possible to maintain long-term projects, jumpstart new initiatives, and have ready funds for emergency response.

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One-time Donation

Change a life Families around the world will feel the impact of your contribution today. Your gift provides vital development programs and disaster relief.

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Disaster Preparation

Experts estimate that every dollar spent on emergency preparedness is equal to seven dollars in response after a disaster occurs. Whether it’s a natural disaster or a humanitarian crisis, the ability to respond immediately comes from being prepared. Sourcing and pre-positioning emergency kits means that families in crisis have quick access to vital resources. Food […]

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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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How can I make changes to my Gift Catalog monthly donation?

If you’d like to make changes to your Gift Catalog monthly donation please contact ADRA directly at 1.800.424.2372.

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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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Emergency Donation

Make a Real Difference Your emergency gift will provide immediate assistance for today and help rebuild and heal for tomorrow.

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Train a Health Worker

Training a local person in emergency aid and basic health practices means that a community always has someone they can turn to when in need. Often villages are hours or even days away from their nearest health clinic, so having someone close to home for small things and first aid is a true blessing.

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Give a Bicycle Ambulance to a Village

Providing an isolated or rural community with a bicycle ambulance specially equipped with a bed saves so many lives. When every minute counts, such as when a woman is in labor or a serious injury occurs, this low-tech, simple solution reduces villagers’ travel time to the nearest medical center.

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Introduce an Expectant Mother to Prenatal Care

Helping a pregnant woman receive prenatal care vastly improves her chances of staying healthy and giving birth safely. Expectant mothers can receive medical care, counseling on infant care and breastfeeding, and even supplemental food if they are at risk of hunger and malnutrition.

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Provide Vital Supplies for a Health Clinic

Supplying a rural health clinic with necessities, such as basic medicine, supplies, and hygiene resources, can save so many lives. Families in isolated areas rarely receive preventative care, and in emergencies lives are lost because people must travel hours or days to reach the nearest health center.

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Give Little Ones a Strong Start in Life

Welcoming a baby to the world with good health and protection from disease is the best gift you can give. Vaccinations are simple and cheap, and providing one to a newborn in the developing world can mean the difference between life and death. A newborn care program teaches parents how to protect their child’s health […]

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Provide Skills Training to a Widow

Give a woman a way to earn her own income after she has lost her only source of support is truly life-changing. Training is given for new skills or to enhance existing ones, such as cooking or sewing, as well as business classes and a system of support through a cooperative group.

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Invest in Beehives

A beekeeping business can earn an impoverished family enough to put food on the table, send their children to school, and pay for necessities such as medical care. Ten beehives are needed for a home business to begin, and the honey can be sold for culinary and medicinal purposes in the local community.

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Empower a Woman for Business

A small loan to a woman helps her start a business, giving her the capability to provide for her family, contribute to her community, and break the stubborn cycle of poverty. Without this assistance, most poor women get very high-interest loans from unregulated sources that hurt more than help.

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Restore Livelihoods

When a disaster hits, it doesn’t just destroy homes and property; it also leaves broken livelihoods in its wake. Replacing a lost or ruined boat, mending torn fishing nets, or providing seeds and tools for planting helps a family earn a living and a community get back on its feet again.

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Deliver Major Change Through Micro Loans

A relatively minor investment in a small business can help a struggling family support itself and turn an impoverished community around. Along with startup money, each new small business owner also receives business training and help with financial planning to assist in making sustainable decisions. The success of this micro loan system is amplified by […]

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Protect a Street Child

A center that provides shelter, food, medical care, tutoring, and even sports and music can take children off the streets and show them a brighter side of life. Without education and engagement, a street child is vulnerable to drug addiction, criminal activity, and sexual exploitation.

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Shelter a Child-headed Household

Orphaned children in Africa often live alone with no adults to care for them. To them, a roof over their heads would be a luxury. Providing a shelter kit with a tarp, tools, sleeping mats and blankets, a lantern, a mosquito net, and a stove helps give a child-headed household a sense of home and […]

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Clothe a Refugee Child for Winter

Warm clothing, cozy bedding, and other weather-appropriate resources mean so much to a shivering refugee child braving winter with no comforts from home. Many times temporary housing isn’t enough to keep out the chill, and the walk to school or chores is brutal without suitable protection from the elements.

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Educate an Orphan

Education is a gift that lasts forever. Providing the necessities, such as books, a uniform, and supplies, means that an orphan can go to school and be ready for the future just like the other kids. For an orphan who may face neglect or discrimination, it’s a chance at a future that would otherwise not […]

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Rescue a Child From Exploitation

Freeing a child from the horrors of exploitation, whether it’s in the sex trade or through backbreaking forced labor, gives him or her the chance to be a kid again. Establishing a child center in an impoverished community gives a child a new life through education, nourishing meals, and vital health care. In some developing […]

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Protect an Abused Woman

A safe house program can change a life by providing sanctuary to a victim of domestic violence. An abused woman and her children are welcome to receive shelter and protection, as well as counseling, medical care, food, and social and legal services to help end the cycle of abuse.

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Keep a Girl Safe

Community education is the key to preventing a girl from becoming a victim of sexual exploitation and violence. Counseling, education, and support in a community center improve her circumstances and reduce the threat of the sex industry.

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End Female Genital Mutilation

Enlightening communities on the truth about female genital mutilation (FGM) can save a young girl from a lifetime of suffering. The practice stems from cultural traditions, but medical organizations agree that FGM causes chronic pain, infection, and complications in pregnancy and childbirth.

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Rescue a Child Bride

Providing intervention, protection, and an education can save a girl as young as 9 years old from becoming a child bride. In the developing world, one in three girls is married before she turns 18. Instead of putting a girl’s life in the control of a much older man, help her have a future full […]

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Help Women Escape Human Trafficking

Rescue centers in cities and at border crossings help combat the growing tragedy of human trafficking. Gatekeeper staff are trained to recognize potentially trafficked women and girls at train stations and other transit points. They are able to intercept a victim, provide protection, and reintegrate her with her family and community. Reaching a woman while […]

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Improve Mealtimes With Cookstoves

A gift of a new cookstove can transform mealtimes for an impoverished family. Economical and energy-saving, each cookstove is safe for use indoors and doesn’t require an open flame, which cuts down on risks such as burns or respiratory infections from inadequate ventilation.

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Feed Refugees in a Famine Crisis

The need to feed refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) is growing more urgent as famine conditions threaten the lives of millions. Families in remote and isolated locations desperately need emergency food supplies, as well as the means to plant and access their own food for the future.

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Provide Food for the Elderly

Food parcels full of nutritious staples can mean the difference between hunger and health for impoverished elderly men and women. Having these parcels supplied is especially urgent in countries where there are no support programs and pensions don’t cover even basic resources.

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Nourish a Baby

Infants are often the first to suffer in times of hunger, when undernourished mothers aren’t able to produce adequate milk for nursing. A gift of special high-protein, calorie-rich formula helps the littlest ones survive, while also being gentle on their tiny digestive systems.

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Save a Starving Child

Regular, nourishing meals for a child who is at high risk of malnutrition can turn a life around. Severe hunger is an overwhelming experience for children, and they are especially vulnerable to its terrible effects. Balanced meals, high in protein, calcium, and crucial vitamins and minerals, help a child meet physical growth milestones, focus on […]

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Plant Seeds for the Future

A gift of a home garden provides the appropriate seeds, tools, and training to prepare a family or female-headed household for self-sufficiency. Easy access to fresh, nourishing vegetables and fruit is a solution to malnutrition, and selling surplus produce generates much-needed income.

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Share a Sheep With a Family

Sheep can give a family a boost from poverty through the sale of the highly nutritious milk and the dairy products made from that milk, as well as desirable wool. Sheep often produce multiple lambs per birth, so families can count on nutrition and income from a growing flock for the future.

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Give a Chicken for Change

Chickens provide a lot of help to impoverished households. Protein-rich eggs help nourish a hungry family, plus chickens protect agricultural crops from insects and are a natural source of fertilizer. Additional chickens mean that a family can also earn an income from the eggs and manure.

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Support the Blind With a Cow

The gift of a female cow, as well as training in livestock husbandry, gives a blind family member a chance to help support his or her family. The cow provides milk and other dairy products for nourishment and income, and the animal bank that provides the cow is repaid with the first calf.

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Provide a Water Catchment

Giving a community the ability to catch and store rainwater is giving them a source of fresh water when they need it most. When water distribution isn’t dependable or infrastructure has been compromised by age or attack, community water catchments can save lives and prevent the spread of disease.

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Give the Gift of Goats

Goats are little animals that can make a big change for an impoverished family. Milk from goats is nutritious to drink and can be used to make cheese and yogurt for added protein, calcium, and other important nutrients. This nourishment is desperately needed in developing countries, especially by growing children. All of the dairy products […]

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Drill a Well and Change a Community Forever

Drilling a new well completely transforms a village by bringing safe, clean water close to home. Women and children no longer have to walk unprotected for miles to get water, so they can spend their days in meaningful work or stay in school. Chronic disease from drinking unsafe water is cut drastically because villagers don’t […]

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Refurbish an Existing Water Source

Repairing a damaged or old well, tap, or other water source makes it as good as new. A well that has aged into disrepair often holds stagnant water, which is full of bacteria and contaminants. Simple fixes can prevent the transfer of unnecessary disease and illness.

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Supply Safe Drinking Water to a Student

Installing a water system in a school means that a student can have clean drinking water on hand rather than leave class to travel to a safe source. Children miss weeks of school due to water collecting and water-related illness that could be prevented by having clean water readily available.

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Save Lives With a Latrine and Hygiene Training

Providing a latrine that keeps waste away from living spaces is a life changer. Latrines and hygiene training are vital in preventing diarrhea, which kills more kids than malaria, AIDS, and measles combined. Washing hands alone reduces cases of diarrhea by 40 percent, but people must be taught.

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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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Samvel’s Story

Thirteen-year-old Samvel is an artist. He paints what he sees, and the picture becomes the scene. He paints what he imagines, and the colors and shapes blossom from the paper like lilies from a field. He has a keen eye and a sensitive spirit, and everyone agrees: Samvel is an artist. But Samvel is also […]

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Placidia’s Story

Placidia holds a new pair of shoes in her hands. Her shy smile has grown, and today the 6-year-old is practically beaming as she clutches the simple, black canvas slip-ons. These are the first shoes she has ever called her own. Placidia is the youngest of seven daughters. Her mother is a widow in one […]

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Snezana’s Story

Snezana’s marriage began as something out of a fairy tale. She was young and beautiful; he was older, hardworking, and devoted. Her family disapproved of the union, but the two were in love. She gave birth to two children and stayed home to raise them. He worked even harder to provide for his family. They […]

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Danilo’s Story

Danilo is a fisherman from Panay Island in the Philippines. Growing up impoverished, he had no chance to get an education and began fishing for a living at 12 years old. Fishing is the only livelihood he’s known, so he was devastated when Typhoon Haiyan destroyed his boat as it swept through the Philippines in […]

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Rita’s Story

Rita is an elderly woman who never imagined having to leave her home behind at this stage in life. But when violence and unrest in Syria threatened the safety of her and her family, there was no choice. Rita fled her home with her remaining family members and was unable to take anything with her. […]

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James’ Story

At the age of 10, James went to school for the first time. He was ecstatic. He had no idea that in less than three months he would be fleeing for his life from his home in South Sudan, across the border to Uganda. In January of 2014, tribal war erupted in his volatile home […]

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Ekua’s Story

Ekua was barely able to provide for her loved ones. Living in Gambia with her husband, who was out of work, she became the sole provider. She was selling dried fish at the market and earning paltry profits, so the little food she could afford was not nearly enough to nourish her family. Without enough […]

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Maria’s Story

Maria Martha Ordoñez, age 73, is the matriarch of a full house. Within her home are two sons, three daughters, and two grandchildren. Like many subsistence farmers in the rural Alto community, Maria planted corn on her modest parcel of land to feed her household. That year, the rains came too late. Maria and her […]

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Raniza’s Story

Raniza lives in a village of Tharu, a population of forest dwellers indigenous to the Himalayan foothills of southern Nepal. A few years ago, she was unable to read or write, and her only source of income was cutting and selling firewood Like so many women of her village, Raniza lived a life of constant […]

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Santhash’s Story

Santhash, a 13-year-old living in Chennai, India, used to skip school every day to pick fights and roam the streets of his native Anna Nagar slum with his friends. His mother, Vellin, was resigned to a life of poverty for herself and her son. ADRA’s childhood development project in India provides academic support, creative learning […]

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Suleiman’s Story

Suleiman Al-Ghabani, a 10-year-old living in Jordan, misses his home in Syria. Forced to flee during the recent conflict, Suleiman missed a year of school as he and his family made their way to Jordan to start a new life. Suleiman is just one of the thousands of Syrian children whose childhood and education have […]

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Aloina’s Story

When Aloina was 5 years old, ADRA workers found her and her brother living in the garbage in downtown Chisinau, Moldova’s capital. Their home was a cardboard box. With their father dead, their mother—having no interest in them—had abandoned the little children. ADRA’s Rainbow Children’s Home provides a safe haven for abused and neglected children. […]

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Plaxedes’ Story

Ten-year-old Plaxedes was so excited about her new school in Zimbabwe that she went to class early. About three months early. The foundation had only just been laid when she arrived at the site of her future school—one of 10 ADRA classroom blocks being built in the Gokwe North District—and offered to help. Community members […]

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Valerie’s Story

Valerie* is 16, the mother of a 4-month-old baby, and a victim of rape. When she was just 14 years old, soldiers patrolling the road into town took her by force and sexually assaulted her. Afraid of the stigma attached to rape, she kept it a secret. In Valerie’s hometown of Bweremana in the eastern […]

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Confridah’s Story

Fifteen-year-old Confridah started high school with excitement. She excelled in her studies and had plans to go to a university in the future. Her father had different plans. He had secretly found a husband for his daughter, and keeping with the custom in many parts of Kenya, he was going to have her circumcised. Female […]

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Lin’s Story

From within her office, 22-year-old Lin sees all the girls who come through the front door of the shelter. Some are just children, cowering in the doorway. Many are on their own, without family to protect them. All are vulnerable to the devastating sex trade that is rampant in Thailand. The office in which Lin […]

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Saly’s & Bintu’s Story

Saly and Bintu live in Gao, located by the banks of Mali’s Niger River. The river is a precious resource, and many turn to fishing for income and for feeding their families. Saly’s and Bintu’s families aren’t fishermen, so they tried to grow vegetables. “We did not really know what we were doing, and we […]

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Cynthia’s Story

Cynthia Wibabara is not like most 9-year-olds. When she comes home from school, her first priority is not to watch TV or make a snack for herself. She doesn’t start on her homework right away or take an afternoon nap, either. The first thing Cynthia does when she gets home from school is to check […]

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Lam’s Story

For 63 years, Lam O. felt like a burden. Born blind in the Tay Ninh province, where visually impaired people are considered invalids, Lam struggled with a sense of worth. Then he married and had two children. His family loved and respected him, but he felt like a failure. He was unable to work and […]

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What is ADRA’s Really Useful Gift Catalog?

The gift catalog is powerful way for you to give a gift with meaning that helps to transform a life in the developing world. ADRA’s Really Useful Gift Catalog is filled with many ideas on how your friends, family, or church can be part of ADRA’s mission together. Browse the gift catalog to see how […]

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How can I become involved in ADRA’s programs?

We rely on the support of private individuals, churches, and schools to fulfill our mission. We’re always developing new ways for supporters to represent ADRA in their communities. Learn how you can spread the word about ADRA’s work in your neighborhood.

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How does aid reach ADRA’s beneficiaries?

We have a worldwide infrastructure in more than 130 countries that enables the agency to preposition and store aid, such as food, medicines, equipment, emergency supplies, etc. Depending on the type of program and needs, ADRA uses a wide variety of transportation methods to get aid to our beneficiaries— a boat on the Amazon, a […]

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Can I sponsor a child through ADRA?

Children are major beneficiaries of our programs, designed to benefit entire communities rather than focus on individuals. As such, ADRA has chosen not to do child sponsorships. Learn more about our work with Children & Orphans.

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Does ADRA accept clothing?

ADRA does not accept used clothing. Often, unsolicited goods like used clothes, and canned goods clog transportation routes, hindering supplies from receiving clearance at shipping ports. ADRA’s Really Useful Gift Catalog has several ways you can support families in need worldwide.

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How do I make a donation in a currency other than US dollars?

ADRA has offices in more than 130 countries, so you may be able to donate in your local currency. Donations to ADRA International given in foreign currencies are subject to variable exchange rates and, in some cases, bank processing fees. Find an ADRA office near you

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What is the best way to help ADRA’s response to a disaster?

Monetary donations are the best, as they allow ADRA to immediately buy items that survivors need. Most essential relief goods are purchased in country to help reach the disaster zone quickly and to help stimulate the local economy.

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Does ADRA help in the United States?

We have a close partnership with Adventist Community Services (ACS), local organizations and other trusted partners that enables us to provide assistance to those who have been affected, when a disaster strikes within our borders.

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Are ADRA International projects audited?

The ADRA office in each country is responsible for coordinating audits for the projects they are funding. Responsibilities of the Internal Audit Office at ADRA International include monitoring and arranging external audits for projects funded by USAID. The General Conference Auditing Service audits ADRA country and administration accounting. All audit reports are submitted to ADRA […]

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Employment Practices

Through our network of affiliated ADRA offices, we help people in more than 130 countries without regard to age, ethnicity, politics or religion. Hiring Practices To fulfill our mission, ADRA employs approximately 5,000 employees and countless volunteers. Because employment and immigration laws in each country differ, most staff must be citizens or permanent residents of […]

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Are donations to ADRA tax-exempt?

Yes. ADRA International is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Donations are deductible for income and estate taxes. Tax deductibility only applies to donations given by individuals and entities filing for taxes within the United States. Anyone giving a qualifying donation directly to ADRA will receive a receipt […]

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Does ADRA participate in workplace campaigns?

Yes we do. To donate to ADRA through workplace campaigns such as the United Way, Combined Federal Campaign, designate ADRA #10654.

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How much of private donations are used for direct humanitarian service?

For every $1 given to ADRA, 90 cents goes directly to supporting our lifesaving programs around the world. Each gift you make is a contribution to the entire mission of ADRA, to be used wherever the need is greatest.

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Does ADRA proselytize?

ADRA does not proselytize. God’s love in ADRA’s programs is expressed when it reaches out to those in need regardless of race, gender, and political, or religious affiliation. We work in harmony with a broad array of cultures, traditions, and people of non-Christian faith, respecting the human dignity of all. The positive impact of ADRA’s […]

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How can I volunteer with ADRA?

Internationally, we rely on the service and skills of local volunteers to implement our programs. Volunteers are key to helping us reach communities in needs. Available positions vary between ADRA offices.

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How can I work for ADRA?

You can view current job openings on our careers page.

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How is ADRA funded?

In 2013 ADRA’s program expenses totaled $137 million—made possible through private contributions from private individuals like you, corporations, foundations and other entities. We also obtain funding and commodities from governmental and intergovernmental organizations, such as USAID and the United Nations.

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What does ADRA do?

Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA is able to improve the quality of life of millions through 9 impact areas. Learn more about Our Impact.

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Planned Giving

Make an impact today—leave your legacy tomorrow. Planning is important. And planned giving is a unique charitable tool that can help you meet your financial goals while supporting ADRA’s global ministry. From wills and bequests to charitable gift annuities, planned giving allows you to make a meaningful gift to communities worldwide while enhancing the future […]

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Monthly Donor Program

When ADRA can count on you, families around the world can count on us. We call our monthly donors ADRA Angels for good reason. When we can count on your regular support each month, ADRA is able to plan for the future, and respond promptly to unplanned crises. Our Angels do the work of angels. […]

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Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic faces many challenges. With 20% of its population living in extreme poverty, 2 million individuals try to survive on less than $2 a day. These impoverished conditions restrict children’s ability to go to school. As a result 12% of the population is illiterate. Additionally, the rainy season leaves many families displaced and […]

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South Sudan

As the newest and least developed nation in Africa, South Sudan suffers from a lack of basic infrastructure, low standards of sanitation, and restricted access to education. ADRA South Sudan implements projects that further the development of the nation while providing emergency relief amid the IDP crisis. In accordance with this mission, we focus on […]

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Paula’s Story

The day after Christmas in the small community of Dedere, Paula Orlando went into labor. Only 17 years old, Paula had never had a baby before, so when the second day passed with no progress, she began to worry. By the fourth day of intense pains, Paula began to panic. The nearest clinic was more […]

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Ramesh’s Story

Ramesh began drinking alcohol at 18, but it escalated to a more serious problem after he married. “He started to fight with me every night,” his wife, Angala, said. “He always wanted money to buy alcohol.” Though he had a job as a day laborer, a common job in India, Ramesh never seemed to have […]

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Jeanne’s Story

Jeanne is a 33-year-old farmer and mother to six children. She lives in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but she is like every mother in the world, and nothing is more important to her than keeping her beautiful children healthy. When ADRA met with Jeanne, she was pregnant with her sixth child. Each of […]

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Roberto’s Story

As he lay in bed, delirious from drugs, Roberto felt himself slipping away. Crack cocaine had been consuming his thoughts for years and his body for months, and now it finally seemed to be taking his life. When he was a teenager, skipping class and drinking beer with his friends, Roberto never would have predicted […]

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Mercy’s Story

Having lost both her parents to AIDS, Mercy lives in an orphanage outside of Harare, Zimbabwe. Unfortunately, the orphanage lacks access to clean water, making Mercy one of the many children living in Zimbabwe at risk of diseases like cholera. Contaminated water and improper sanitation are the primary reasons for cholera outbreaks, and children are […]

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Monem’s Story

Monem, a 7-year-old living in Al Masraka, Yemen, makes the mile-long trek through a conflict-ridden area to draw water for his family. The youngest of five children, Monem is starting to show signs of trachoma, a painful and debilitating bacterial disease that has caused his older siblings to go blind. Contaminated water and the absence […]

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Veronica’s Story

Veronica lives with her husband and three children in Dilor, a small village in Timor-Leste. Every day, she makes at least two exhausting trips to the river and back to provide water for her family. The river water is dirty and often causes diarrhea and other illnesses, especially for her children. “I was exhausted and […]

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Tin Mar Hwe’s Story

Every day, Tin Mar Hwe, the headmistress of a school in Than Bo, Myanmar, worries about having enough clean water for her students. She depends on parent volunteers to make eight trips a day to nearby ponds to collect enough water to last the children through the day. Access to clean water is critical for […]

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Tsitsi’s Story

Tsitsi, her husband, Isaac, and their five children had been receiving food aid for their family to survive. Where they live in Zimbabwe, it’s not uncommon to remain in a cycle of food aid for years because it’s difficult to start over when conditions haven’t changed. Tsitsi and her family were ready to finally become […]

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Voahary’s Story

Voahary is 15 and is a growing boy in the outskirts of Antananarivo in Madagascar. He sits restlessly in his seat at school, but today he’s lucky. His distraction these days is brought on by his desire to get outside and play, but it wasn’t that long ago that his lack of concentration came from […]

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Makai’s Story

Makai’s story is not uncommon in the Mandera area of Kenya. She has lived through times of plenty and seen her family grow and prosper, but her world was forever changed a few years ago. “Before my husband passed away, we used to be one of the leading livestock traders in Takaba, with overwhelming numbers […]

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Halimu’s Story

At the age of 22 months, Halimu fell ill. She could not move or eat and had a high fever. Her mother, Abshiru, did not know what was wrong or what to do. The small village in Ethiopia where she lives has limited resources, and her husband is disabled and unable to work. Abshiru had […]

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What does the name ADRA stand for?

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Founded in 1956 as the Seventh-day Adventist Welfare Service and renamed ADRA in 1984, the agency has a long and successful history of providing humanitarian relief and implementing development initiatives. Learn more about Our History.

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Timor Leste

With 45 percent of the population lacking access to clean water, ADRA Timor-Leste has designated WASH as a priority, implementing projects that will improve standards of health and sanitation and provide access to potable water. This includes drilling boreholes, constructing latrines, and hosting hygiene and sanitation workshops.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

ADRA works in the Democratic Republic of Congo to end gender-based violence and provide opportunities for vulnerable women. Studies have shown that two of every five women in the Eastern DRC have been raped. Our mission is to reduce this statistic while fostering education and development through community engagement.

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World Water Day

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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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ADRA Around The World

ADRA is changing the lives of millions of people around the world. Our on-the-ground approach has grown to include local offices in 134 countries. When disaster strikes, ADRA is already there to help those in need. Once the urgent need has passed, ADRA stays there to provide ongoing support, ensure rehabilitation and continue long-term development […]

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Our History

For more than 30 years, ADRA has remained committed to working with communities worldwide to improve their quality of life. Established in 1956 by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, ADRA underwent two name changes before becoming the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in 1984. Originally called Seventh-day Adventist Welfare Service or SAWS, the agency became […]

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Spread The Word

You have a voice. You have a community. You have a passion to change the world. Hey, so do we! Maybe it’s time to combine strengths and work together. Whether you are on your own, representing your church, or rallying your school, we have the resources to amplify your voice, increase awareness, and implement real, […]

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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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Social Justice

Advocating for the integration of marginalized population into mainstream society and for the advancement of existing infrastructure.

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Disaster Relief

Delivering immediate emergency relief and ongoing support for the recovery and development of hard hit areas.

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Economic Opportunity

Promoting economic growth through vocational skill training, access to markets, secure credit lines, and income management education.

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Women, Girls, & Gender

Empowering women, girls, and family members through education, targeted training, and empowering them with the tools to support their families.

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Community Health

Shifting health behaviors, improving the quality of health resources, and ensuring access to community health services.

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Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Ensuring access to safe water, hygienic sanitation facilities, and educating families and communities on hygiene practices that are vital to good health.

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Hunger & Nutrition

Working with communities to reduce the risk of hunger through sustainable food supply methods, preventing and treating malnutrition, and distributing emergency food aid in crisis.

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Animals & Agriculture

Ensuring long-term food security and income generation through sustainable agricultural practices, livestock management, and improvements to fundamental infrastructure.

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Our Impact

Our work touches millions of lives in more than 130 countries and across 9 crucial impact areas. ADRA’s hardworking network of almost 6,000 people actively implement region-appropriate solutions for positive and sustainable change where it is needed most.

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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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Sample Page

This is an example page. It’s different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (in most themes). Most people start with an About page that introduces them to potential site visitors. It might say something like this: Hi there! I’m a bike messenger […]

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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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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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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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HVM

Humanitarian and Volunteering Management project, May 2017 – December 2018 EU Aid Volunteers Capacity project called “Reinforcement and Sustainability in Humanitarian Volunteering Management” (HVM) is a project that aims strengthening the cooperation network with different partners in Balkan, Caucasia and Maghreb related to the humanitarian and volunteering management. In the project involved partners from Europe […]

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HVA

Humanitarian Volunteers in Action, December 2018 – December 2019 Humanitarian Volunteers in Action is the second project after HVM that promotes voluntarism by offering to international volunteers an enabling environment in Albania where they can volunteer and contribute with their full potential to ADRA Albania projects.

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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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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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Schools

You’re busy.  Very busy.  In fact, you can’t even imagine not being busy. Here at ADRA, we know what that’s like.  Helping people in 134 different countries is no walk in the park.  But we love it, and we want to share that joy of service with you.  From campus-wide fundraisers to small-group events, we […]

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Individuals

You might not have a large church family or a student body at your back, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be just as effective as an ADRA Ambassador. By partnering with us, we’ll give you ideas for fundraising or just spreading the word about our work around the world.  Every person matters in the […]

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Churches

Maybe your church has a thousand members.  Or maybe it barely has twenty on a good week. Regardless of the details, God is in your church.  And we know that where God is, great things can happen.  As the humanitarian heart of the Adventist Church, ADRA is all about working with God to make those […]

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Internships

An internship at ADRA is chance for students to make a difference in the world and put their passion to work. Real life is hard.  But then again, so is completing a four-year degree. If you can do that, you can do just about anything—like helping us to change the world, one life at a […]

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Canada

As a managerial office, ADRA Canada delivers funding for projects all over the world, but we also provide relief within Canadian borders. Whether supplying clothes and food to our own citizens or supporting vulnerable women in Cambodia, ADRA Canada is constantly supporting people in need.

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Serbia

New models of development characterize the transition necessary in Serbia’s post-Balkans conflict period. ADRA Serbia is responding to these needs by addressing gender-based violence, empowerment, and disaster relief. These sectors encompass IDPs, children with disabilities, and minority groups.

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Vanuatu

ADRA Vanuatu has grown to encompass many development and relief projects within WASH, food security, and gender equality, as well as trained response to disasters alongside the Vanuatu Humanitarian Team. Additional outreach includes sustainable gardening techniques and disaster risk reduction.

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Brazil

At its core, ADRA Brazil emphasizes development in the areas of health, education, and economic opportunity. Through our partnerships, we work to eradicate social inequalities and the lack of access to basic human rights. Given the frequent and devastating natural disasters, we also focus on disaster relief and preparedness.

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Austria

Though fundraising and donations are an integral part of ADRA Austria’s mission, it provides so much more than financial support. Coordinating projects and volunteers at home and abroad, ADRA Austria has developed an adult literacy program, renewable energy solutions, and emotional support systems for victims of disaster within and beyond Austria.

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Vietnam

ADRA Vietnam emphasizes long-term development, though we have proven our competence in emergency relief, too. We build capacity in the people of Vietnam by promoting leadership and enabling beneficiaries to become proactive and ultimately self-supporting. Our education and health programs are designed to help us accomplish this goal.

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Philippines

Following Typhoon Haiyan, ADRA Philippines increased interventions to meet the demand for assistance. For more than a year, we were in rapid response phase, providing basic needs such as water, food, and shelter. In February 2014, we transitioned into recovery phase, with a focus on shelter, livelihoods, and disaster risk reductions (DRR).

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Laos

In Laos, 80 percent of people living below the poverty line reside in rural areas. Accordingly, ADRA Laos develops projects that go to them, bringing rural villagers the basic resources they need to survive. To achieve this, ADRA Laos has specialized in health, food security and land management, and education.

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India

Since 1992, ADRA India has implemented more than 130 projects, many of which have demanded immediate action. This high level of preparedness and training has led ADRA India to specialize in emergency management and disaster risk reduction, among crosscutting sectors such as WASH and food security. With more than 170 staff and 300 volunteers, ADRA […]

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Bangladesh

In a country oppressed by poverty and gender inequality, ADRA Bangladesh strives to empower women through literacy training, microfinance loans, and small-business management. We support farmers with innovative agriculture practices, children with school enrollment and test preparations, and the nation with tree planting.

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Zimbabwe

Following the dire economic situation of the early 2000s, Zimbabwe has shown great improvement. To match this progress, ADRA Zimbabwe has shifted focus from immediate emergency relief to longer-term development, implementing programs that address nutrition and food security, WASH, and higher standards of health for infants, children, and mothers.

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Uganda

ADRA Uganda works closely with local leaders, community-based groups, and civil society organizations to best promote sustainable livelihoods for impoverished Ugandans. To achieve success, ADRA Uganda continually seeks to improve their programs in food security, WASH, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and advocacy and capacity building.

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Somalia

While Somalia was struggling with lawlessness as a failed state, ADRA Somalia provided the aid necessary to keep millions of people alive. Now, as the nation emerges with an internationally backed government, ADRA Somalia is prioritizing development. In addition to emergency response, our team has acquired considerable experience in health, agriculture, water, primary education, and […]

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Senegal

ADRA Senegal is an efficient emergency response agency, but we devote most of our resources to fostering and sustaining long-term development. Though prepared for and experienced with natural disaster response, such as during and after the floods that regularly devastate families, our priorities are in basic education, primary health, food security, and economic development.

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Rwanda

ADRA worked in Rwanda before and during the genocide, and we continue to implement programs to develop the nation and its citizens. These include: education, health, economic empowerment, food security, and disaster relief. ADRA Rwanda employs 182 staff to ensure success in all of our programs across the nation.

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Mozambique

Though Mozambique is emerging as one of the fastest-growing economies, poverty is still widespread in the country. To address this, ADRA Mozambique has developed capacities in food security, health, and water and sanitation. Our partnership with other agencies has ensured consistent and reliable relief for the most vulnerable people living in Mozambique.

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Mali

ADRA Mali strives to promote food security by providing food rations in times of immediate need and training farmers in new techniques and innovations. This balance ensures that needs are met in both the short and long term. Additionally, we rehabilitate existing water points, train and facilitate WASH committees, and teach literacy to adults.

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Malawi

ADRA Malawi operates across three crosscutting sectors: food security, nutrition, and economic empowerment. These sectors encompass improved farming methods and innovations, crop diversification both to increase nutrition and decrease flooding, and development of and training in small-scale irrigation skills and harvest techniques.

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Madagascar

As a cyclone-prone island, Madagascar often requires immediate response. But as a poor nation, it also requires long-term development in infrastructure, as well as the health, livelihood, and education of its people. ADRA Madagascar has specialized accordingly, implementing projects in food security, economic development, and health, in addition to emergency response.

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Kyrgyzstan

Operating under a fragile government, ADRA Kyrgyzstan seeks to foster stability through economic, educational, and agricultural development. The heart of our mission is ensuring that everyone has opportunities for empowerment, especially marginalized members of society. This takes the form of football camps, vocational training, and emergency response.

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Kenya

Since 1993, ADRA Kenya has sought to build the capacity of the most vulnerable individuals and communities. This is achieved by prioritizing WASH, food security, and emergency response. Programs designed to help vulnerable groups include anti-FGM (female genital mutilation) initiatives, child education support and development, and the Mwingi Disaster Risk Reduction program, teaching farmers efficiency […]

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Burundi

For ADRA Burundi, every project since 1981 has been designed to eradicate poverty, and the socioeconomic conflicts that poverty produces. To accomplish this, ADRA Burundi takes a practical approach by building homes for vulnerable families or schools for refugee children, while combating the devastating effects of gender inequality and HIV/AIDS.

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Armenia

Following a devastating earthquake in 1988, ADRA International developed programs to address the urgent needs in Armenia. Since then, the local ADRA office has expanded their capacity to include community-based WASH technicians and health, nutrition, and agriculture specialists.

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Partnerships

In 2013, 21.7 million lives were impacted by the compassion and generosity of ADRA supporters and partners all around the world. Winning Partnerships At the core of ADRA’s mission is the deep conviction that through empowering partnerships, we are able to create positive changes in the lives of those in poverty and distress. We pursue […]

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Leadership

Jonathan Duffy President         Jonathan Duffy came to ADRA International in October 2012 from his previous post as CEO of ADRA Australia. Before joining ADRA Australia in 2008, Duffy served as Director of Adventist Health for the South Pacific Division, where he had extensive experience in health promotion and community health development. […]

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Children

Protecting vulnerable children through nutrition, protection, and educational support programs.

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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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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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