Dec 02

Being an EU AID Volunteer in an Emergency Response Situation

Last Tuesday, at four in the morning, the EU Aid Volunteers, along with the rest of Albania’s population, had a rude awakening. A devastating 6,4 magnitude earthquake, the largest one in decades, struck the country, costing the lives of dozens and injured hundreds. Fortunately, everyone from the office and all of our friends are safe. …

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Nov 20

World Children’s Day 2019

On November 20th, 1989, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Today, ADRA Albania is celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of this important event in the community center of Fushë-Kruja. On this occasion, the children of the Roma community were made aware of their rights in an interactive manner. “I …

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Oct 22

Albania through the eyes of Rebekka Schiller – “ADRA Live” volunteer from Germany

The land of Byrek! After 2 months of being in Albania it already feels like home. I live with Anna, another German volunteer, in the capital of Tirana – the never quiet & multicultural city. Maybe you are wondering: What is Byrek? This was the question when I heard the word for the first time. …

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Sep 25

Announcement for Project External Evaluator

ADRA Albania invites all the interested applicants to send their CV and their offer at info@adra.al for the evaluation service for the project “Empowerment of Children in sub Urban areas of Tirana and Kruja” in cooperation with ADRA Germany and implemented by ADRA Albania. Please before sending the required documents check the ToR by clicking the …

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Sep 25

Announcement for Project External Evaluator

ADRA Albania invites all the interested applicants to send their CV and their offer at info@adra.al for the evaluation service for the project “Positive Family Environment for Roma and Egyptian Children” funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by ADRA Albania. The application deadline is due to 14.10.2019. Please before sending the required documents check …

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Sep 16

Wishing all children a great start of the school year! Lots of new discoveries, adventures, and friendships!

Wishing all children a great start of the school year! Lots of new discoveries, adventures, and friendships! The 16th of September 2019 is the start of the academic year in Albania, girls, and boys dressed up as princesses and cavaliers fill the streets carrying flowers for their teachers. It doesn’t look any different in the …

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Jul 04

Hey! Come to the class with us!!!

“Hey! Come to the class with us! We are writing a CV today!” men are shouting across the Roma community in Fushe-Kruje, while on the way to literacy& numeracy class. In the frame of “Positive family environment for the Education of Roma and Egyptian children”, financed by the German Federal Foreign office, ADRA Albania implements …

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Jun 12

Capacity training in Tallinn

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

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May 08

Celebrating Saint George’s Day

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

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Nov 06

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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