AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

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Afterschool program

Our after-school program provides a nurturing environment for disadvantaged children to thrive beyond the school day. We provide academic support, life skills training, and character development, instilling confidence and encouraging initiative.

Special attention is given to emphasizing each child’s inherent worth and potential. The program fosters a sense of community, friendship and mutual support, as well as opportunities for mentorship and leadership. Despite the challenges these children face, we believe in their ability to excel and make a positive impact on society.

Join us as we turn trials into triumphs and dreams into reality.

Our children

We help disadvantaged children aged 5-17 from low-income families, facing socio-economic challenges and emotional struggles. Often victims of bullying or isolation, they are in desperate need of academic support, life skills training, and a nurturing, affirming environment.

What we offer

Monday through Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., we offer interactive learning sessions and heartwarming chats with mentors. If we have money, we provide a light meal. But it’s more than just food and learning; it’s about nourishing souls with spiritual guidance and abundant love.

What we give

We provide each child with the essentials for their education and well-being. At the beginning of the year, we purchase a sturdy backpack and fill it with textbooks, two notebooks for each subject, and a pencil case with necessary stationery.
In winter, we provide some of the children with warm clothes from thrift stores.
We provide medicine for the sick children.
If we have enough money, we provide a small meal every day.

Our efforts

Through our program, we’ve seen children who once lacked confidence transform into confident, outgoing young leaders. Their growth is evident in all areas – academically, socially and emotionally. They now take initiative, show kindness, and are resilient. Parents have evolved as well, becoming more involved in their children’s education. They advocate for their children, overcome their own challenges, and better understand the nuances of positive parenting. This shared journey of growth has resulted in stronger family bonds and a greater sense of community empowerment.

Our children often have a hard time at school. They have to sit in the back row and are ignored by the teachers. They are often bullied by their classmates.

Through our program, some of our children now sit in the front row!

Dritan

The Story of Dritan

*A true story. Name changed,
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Like the children in his neighborhood Dritan faced the same trials and tribulations – poverty, lack of education, broken homes. But unlike many of the other kids, Dritan did not have an anger problem. His challenge was a shell, a fortress he had built around himself that made him extremely reserved and detached from the world.

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He was a solitary figure, often lost in the crowd at school. Despite his youth, he wore a veil of seriousness as heavy as the weight he carried in his heart. He was the target of ridicule and without friends. Every day was a struggle, every smile a luxury he couldn’t afford.

Recognizing his plight, our team chose to persevere. To us, every child is a beacon of hope, a diamond in the rough waiting to be discovered and polished. We knew the value of persistence, and we saw Dritan not as a silent child, but as a young soul in need of recognition and warmth.

We spent time with Dritan, encouraging him to express himself, nurturing his faith and teaching him about his divine value. We believed that every child, including Dritan, was a masterpiece sculpted by God, a wonderful creation made in His image. Our teachings and discipleship were not just sessions, but a catalyst for profound transformation.

Little by little, Dritan began to change. The dark boy began to show signs of warmth and the serious facade began to melt away. Dritan began to emerge as a young man of initiative and compassion. A sense of responsibility began to shape his actions, and he began to reach out to his peers, guiding them and initiating activities.

His academic performance improved significantly, his relationships with teachers blossomed, and he became an active participant in our after-school program. Dritan stepped up as a mentor, using his experience and newfound confidence to guide younger students. He even began to help with school projects and, in time, developed a circle of good friends.

Dritan’s transformation has been nothing short of inspiring. He is now preparing to take a significant step forward – becoming the first of our children to attend university. While his family situation still presents challenges, his faith has become his shield, his guide in navigating the turbulent waters of life. His story is a testament to the power of perseverance, faith and belief in one’s divine worth.

540 Euro

Donate 540 euros to fund one child in the afterschool­ program per year.

200 Euro

Donate 200 euros to provide a child with lunch for a year.

70 Euro

Donate 70 euros to buy all school supplies for one child per year.

45 Euro

Donate 45 euros to fund one child in the afterschool program per month.

16,50 Euro

Donate 16,50 euros to provide a child with lunch for a month.

Sajmir and Irma

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Don’t hesitate! Dive deeper and uncover the stories that make our project come alive. Your curiosity fuels our passion, and together we can ensure a brighter future for Albania’s children. Get in touch now. We’re excited to hear from you!

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