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ACTIVITY REPORT 2011 Contents - Introduction, 3 - A Word From The President, 4 - Civil Protection Activity, 5 - MNSH Volunteers Activity, 7 - Mountain Project, 14 - Roma Project, 16 - Summer Camp,18 - Kindergarten Project, 21 - First Aid Project, 22 - Collaborations, 23 - Acknowledgments, 24 - Apendixes, 25


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“MALTESER NDIHMON NË SHQIPËRI” (MNSH) Malteser Ndihmon në Shqipëri is part of is an Albanian NGO.

Order of Malta's worldwide relief service. It is

It is established by the Malteser Hilfsdienst - always committed based on Christian values Germany and operates in Albania since 1995. and the humanitarian principles to help With its headquarter in Shkoder, its activity is people in need. focused in medical, social and civil protection fields.

“Malteser Ndihmon në Shqipëri” (MNSH) is developing and growing inspired by the

MNSH has over 120 members that serve on slogan “Tuitio fidei et obsequium pauperum”, the voluntarily bases. In the organization is defense of the Faith and assistance to the involved also youth group that includes poor and the suffering. youngsters aged 14 – 18. The volunteers are “Malteser Ndihmon në Shqipëri” supports trained by the organization and are able to people throughout the Albania, through take responsibilities in the fields that sustainable service, medical and social organization operates. They are vital body of programs and its relief efforts. MNSH and success is dedicated to them.


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A Word From The President FOR I WAS HUNGRY AND YOU GAVE ME SOMETHING TO EAT, I WAS THIRSTY AND YOU GAVE ME SOMETHING TO DRINK God became one with the hungry, the sick, the naked, the homeless: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me,..” (Mt 25, 35-36), these are the words of Jesus Christ. Caring for those in need, for the poor, sick, homeless, unwanted, the Church accomplishes its mission of proclaiming the Gospel, but also confirms to the man on behalf of Christ, his dignity. This mission flows from Faith in a whole and complete salvation, from Hope in a fullness of justice, and from Love which makes all mankind truly brothers and sisters in Christ Christian religion is a vocation of human solidarity and particularly of shared commitment for social justice in favor of the weak and discriminated. Church is moving together with the mankind: “the joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ” (Gaudium et Spes 1) In these days, there are many issuesrequiring Christian sensitivity. Church has no models to propose, but church offers as an ideal orientation, its social teaching. The best example is the one of the Samaritan in the Gospel of Luke. We're told by our Lord, to “go, and do likewise”. True and right love is always granted, is shared with others, becomes ​promoter of our life and work, is expressed in services to others, because it doesn't seeks its own interest, but delights in donation and service: “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; iti s not irritable or resentful, but rejoices with the truth.Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8) Blessed Mother Theresa told us that loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the worst poverty of all. To heal this pain, God calls each of us in His love, in His presence and mercy among the poorest of the poor, the material and spiritual ones. The whole Albanian Malteser work might be only a drop in the ocean, but as told by Blessed Mother Theresa, if we do not put the drop in, the ocean would be one drop less.

Mons. Lucjan Avgustini, Bishop of Sapa President of Malteser Ndihmon ne Shqiperi (MNSH)


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(MNSH), continues to be successful in its activities in northern Albania (headquarter in Shkodra). MNSH has expanded its activity in three main fields: social, medical and civil protection.

Civil Protection Activity Since 1999 MNSH has paid a great attention in creating specialized volunteer civil protection structures, in order to be able to carry out tasks of different difficulty levels and situations. As a member of the Civil Emergencies Commission in the Region of Shkodra, the Albanian Malteser is engaged in fulfilling different tasks, being a partner where local, regional and central authorities find professionalism, good organization and flexibility too. Even this year, flooding did not spare Shkodra and villages around it. The bad weather and heavy rain of the end of year 2010 and beginning of 2011 obliged thousands of people to abandon their houses half or completely covered by water.

Along with the state structures and the police, “Malteser Ndihmon në Shqipëri”, has been put on alert to assist the flooded inhabitants, particularly the Roma and Egyptian Communities affected by the disaster. Over 2000 people have been evacuated, leaving their houses uninhabitable due to flooding. They have been sheltered in dormitories, reception centers. The numerous families of Roma and Egyptian community were evacuated at the reception center in Rrenc. Malteser Rapid Intervention team has been in action assisting the flooded inhabitants of villages and suburbs of Shkodra with food, hygienic materials, medicaments, medical assistance, etc. “Malteser Ndihmon në Shqipëri” has helped them with food packages. It has supported families of Roma and Egyptian Community in the “Tejbunë” and “Iliria” quarters offering food and nonfood items to about 200 isolated families. it has delivered 1500 blankets to the families in the flooded village of Dajç and 800 blankets to the villages of Kryebushat, Barbullush and Mali i Jushit. Answering to the request of MNSH for support during the emergency response, two CISOM (Corpo Italiano di Soccorso, Ordine di Malta CISOM) volunteers with a van with food and hygienic materials traveled to Shkodra. In the premises of MNSH office, its staff and volunteers along with the two CISOM volunteers prepare food and hygiene packages for families in need. The prepared packages consist on materials brought by the Nuns of Fushë-Arrëz, MNSH and CISOM. Albanian Malteser is very grateful to CISOM for the positive and fast reaction, to the volunteers that traveled here and worked together with MNSH volunteers and to the director of Italian organization of the Order of Malta, Dr. Mauro Casinghini, for theirs willingness to support MNSH and to assist families affected by floods. Emergency rehabilitation actions of MNSH, nearly completely financially supported by Malteser HospitalDienst Austria through a cooperation with the Embassy of the Order of Malta in Albania and the former Ambassador of the Order in Albania, Prof. Günther A.


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Granser, had been focused on: - Medical support for the affected inhabitants. Medical laboratory examination, medicaments and medical visits especially for children and women. - Drinking water monitoring. Technical teams of MNSH supported the isolated communes on drinking water monitoring through laboratory analyses and water chlorination process. Professional teams trained the population on water wells cleaning and shock disinfection. - Roma population support. Except sleeping materials and heaters, plastic and metallic materials had been supporting the reconstruction of their “houses”. Roma community lives in poverty, unhealthy housing condition, without adequate basic public services and in critical hygienic conditions. Because of very bad hygienic conditions of one of the Roma community in Shkoder, MNSH supported them with installation of the simple water pipes and three new toilettes. - Information, education,

trainings on emergency preparedness and response. Since summer 2011 ongoing, MNSH has organized an awareness campaign for measures to be taken by the inhabitants in case of flooding. This awareness campaign had been also supported from the specialists of directorate of Public Health of Shkodra region. There had been organized informative meetings about

flood emergency in 10 schools, 8 health centers of City and affected villages. MNSH has published three types of information leaflets, distributed 3000 leaflets and there were trained around 900 people. Our MNSH-volunteers through these informative meetings aimed to raise awareness of these communities for such situations.


MNSH Volunteers Activities

A very important aspect of our work has been and will continue to be the involvement of Malteser volunteers, who will continue to give their contribution either in the field work for the successful fulfilment of our activities. During this year we have been lobbying to attract other young volunteers. This is realized through awareness meetings, humanitarian activities, education activities that volunteers together with staff have organized. We have reached to be successful in raising the membership with new volunteers for 2011. MNSH-volunteers worked with different ages and categories. Since 2000, a social center has been created by MNSH at the Village of Peace. MNSH volunteers go there two times a week and work with Roma and Gypsie children. Teaching them, and organizing different activities according to the volunteer schedule. The work with Roma children, numbering about 200, is concentrated in

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- educational activities - integration activities such as: visits to other schools, visits to sport centers,


MNSH Volunteers Activities - summer school camps - informational activities: information about school subjects, - children rights. The result of these activities is reducing the number of the children who doesn't attend school, who beg in the streets, who are trapped in forced labor M N S H vo l u nte e rs gave t h e i r contribution in working with girls and woman of these communities in health education training, promoting gender equality, educational and vocational training and organizing entertainment afternoons etc

Disabled people Since 2007, every week MNSH volunteers work with 40 handicap children and 25 grown up girls, trying to be with them, offering them friendship and love. Our volunteers assisted the Sisters in preparing meals, feeding the children, accompanying children during free-time and organizing walks, excursions and cinemas with the young girls who live at the Missionaries of Charity. FA assistance during football matches

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Elderly people

As last year, even this year MNSH has assisted the FC Vllaznia during the matches held in Shkodra, since it was

MNSH volunteers in collaboration with Nuns of Mother Teresa, participated in different activities with old people. Our volunteers assisted them during transports when it was necessary and requested by Nuns especially during celebration of Holy Mass, pilgrimages, etc Volunteers assisted old people and accompanying them from their houses to the hospital, Church and once more participating with its vice-versa. medical assistance. The collaboration


MNSH Volunteers Activities between MNSH and FC Vllaznia, which started 4 years ago, is being seen as very fruitful from both parts. The Football Club of Shkodra, FC Vllaznia, is assisted by a Malteser group of 5 very well trained volunteers experienced in First Aid. The Malteser group assisted the football matches twice a month and the youth football matches two times a month according to the matches' schedule. At least four times a month, very well trained volunteers experienced in First Aid has assisted also the matches of Football Clubs “Juban Danja” and “The Door”. Awareness activities on International Day of voluntarism

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On the occasion of international volunteer day (IVD), first week of December Malteser Ndihmon në Shqipëri volunteers organized activities in various schools of our region. These activities aimed to raise awareness of our society in the correct enforcement of traffic rules. In our country, recent year's non implementation of traffic rules have caused numerous death people. Prompted from this situation, our volunteers have thought to create a new sensitize bill-board of speed reduction. They have worked to fix it between Shkoder-Lezha roads.


MNSH Volunteers Activities Via Crucis – Way of the cross

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Every year, at the end of Lent Season, the Via Crucis (Station of the Cross) is organized in one of the Mountains of Shkodra, Tarabosh, by the Cathedral youth group in collaboration with other catholic youth groups. Each year faithful from Shkodra and surrounding climb the mountain of Tarabosh to recall the Passion of Jesus and pray 14 stops of the station of Cross. The celebration started with the greeting of the parish priest and the greeting of H.E. Bishop Angelo Massaffra. During this event were present many faithful, young people, and the members of the catholic organisations. The prayer of the Station of the Cross began at 9.00 am and it lasted for about four hours. Three MNSH- volunteers prayed the 4th station “Jesus meets his Mother” During this event MNSH volunteers had also the duty to assist as FA crew and helping on the welfare of the activity.


MNSH Volunteers Activities The Day of The sick

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MNSH takes part almost in all the activities and great Masses organized by the Church in Shkodra and SapĂŤ, always with the main purpose of offering the FA assistance. The day of the sick, celebrated every year on February 11, was a day dedicated specially to the sick people and it is organized in all the dioceses. MNSH, special contribution is in offering the FA assistance during the Mass, but it also collaborating with the sisters of Missionaries of Charity Mother Teresa in transporting the sick and the old people from the sisters' house or from their houses and vice-versa. During this event, MNSH offers its contribute in the diocese of Shkodra and Sapa.


Portraits of our volunteers I am part of Malteser Ndihmon ne Shqiperi since one year. I like volunteering and I am really happy that I can contribute somehow to improve the lives of the marginalized and disabled people. I really appreciate it to support and accompany persons with disabilities. I never miss the Malteser weekly activities with children and young girls who live at Missionary Center of Mother Teresa, to offer our assistance in preparing meals, feeding the children, accompanying children during free-time and organizing walks and excursions with girls.

Katjona Ndou

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I like volunteering wherever I can, for me is important improving the lives of the less privileged and making my community a better place.

Miledi Kukaj

Volunteering challenges others around you, encourages them to volunteer too, and eventually spreads the spirit of voluntarism far and wide! That's my motto that is leading me, and I am honorific and proud to be part of Order of Malta organization in Albania. I was fourteen years old when I meet Malteser Ndihmon në Shqipëri. A MNSH crew, were organizing First Aid training course for the pupils of my school. I was impressed by the background of the activities and the motto “Tuitio fidei et obsequium pauperum”. Firstly, I asked to be part of this vital organization.


Projects Mountain Project

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Offering basic medical service in the mountain zones of North Albania

Roma Project One step forward for the integration of Roma and Gypsy communities in our society

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Summer Camp Velipoja 2011

Integration of Roma, Gypsy and children coming from remote areas.

Malteser Kindegarten

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Kindegarten for children in need.

First Aid Project

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FA training courses for youth


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Offering basic medical service in the Mountain zones of North Albania

Projects Mountain project MNSH main project is mountain project. It started as a project of Malteser Hilfsdienst on 1993 offering and improving basic health services in the remote mountain zones. At this time, state medical structures were not able to offer basic medical service in Vermosh, Vukel, Kozhnje, Muriq, Selce, Rapsh, Karme, Gomsiqe, Boge, Bratosh, Sheldi and in many other villages. These extremely poor zones hadn't doctor to visit their people, no pharmacy, or ambulatory space as well as money to buy medicine. They made transportations of ill persons to Hospitals in Shkoder and

Malesi e Madhe with civil vehicles rarely drove in those villages or by foot walking many hours to destination. As in the previous years, in 2011 the project run in four mountain villages, Boge, Bratosh, Sheldi and Gomsiqe with about 5 thousand inhabitants, which still lack the continues state medical service. A very well equipped MNSH medical team is covering base medical service which includes medical visits, necessary basic therapy, laboratory analyses, medical specialist consultations, emergency transports to hospitals and health education training for local population, realizing

1939 medical visits during the year. Detailed statistics can be found at the end of the report , under appendixes. During the second half year there has been a reduced service in Gomsiqe because a state doctor is covering the zone. MNSH medical team handed over the patient files to state medical doctor supporting the continuation of patient therapies and also the state medical doctor. After a short break MNSH medical team restarted visiting the zone once in two or three months and/or after a request of the local nurses because the frequency of the state doctor is not regular.


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Offering basic medical service in the Mountain zones of North Albania

Projects Mountain project Time to time there are patients arriving at MNSH office asking support. The statistics of the patients arriving from this zone at MNSH ambulatory in the premises of the office is included in “Sheldia ” patients files. We notes here that MNSh continues during this year too, to offer medical support also in another area called Zagora, which is in the way to Bratosh. The statistics for this area are included in the “Bratosh” patients file. Health Education is going on intensively in all zones, especially during periods with high risk of infectious

diseases, as the flu or and after requests for special topics from the community. Parallel with the reducing frequency of the direct medical service in some of the mountain zones, MNSH medical team was focused on giving information to the patients concerning the profits their can have from the state health insurance, and from the last changes of the patient referral scheme. So they informed, made aware and assisted patients to prepare the needed documentation for receiving the medicaments, analyses and diagnostic free of charge.

Graphic shows the rate of d i s e a s e s a c c o rd i n g t o specialties in general. We see that diseases often met are in the groups: Pneumology, Rheumatology, and Cardiology. These findings are also explained with climacteric conditions of the mountain zones, high number of the patients over 50 years, lifestyle, etc

Graphic shows patients number of target zones according to group ages. Easily can be seen in the graph that patients number belongs to group age >46 years is the highest ones compare with other group ages. This is a clear change with the situation some years ago when number of patients in group age 19-45 years was nearly equal with patients number belongs to group age >46 years. Migration of the young and active ages, improved access to specialized health services, decline in the number of births, improved attention to the chronic patients from MNSH medical team and other factors can explain these results.

MNSH voluntary doctors are allowed to refer the insured patients to the specialist doctor and to the examination procedures (a free of charge service from the insurance). A special attention is being given to patients, which are not insured, being so more supported from MNSH and also informed on tips and tricks how to get the insurance. With the aim of offering advice and help to enter in the insurance scheme , to maximize the profits from state health insurance, to offer complementary medical services for patients p ro f i t i n g f ro m H e a l t h insurance, and to support the uninsured ones, after the first quarterly of 2011, at the premises of MNSH it had been opened a simple ambulatory. The ambulatory is serving not only to our patients from the mountain zones at the time they arrive in Shkodra for an examination to the hospital or an consult with specialist doctors, but also to Roma and Egyptian community for a medical visit and or taking the therapy from MNSH medical personnel and to many other uninsured, marginalized, underprivileged people coming from the outskirts of Shkodra or and from the so called new quarters around the city.


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Roma Project Since 2000, Malteser has always been interested in to support Roma and Egyptian minority population in the cities of Shkodra and Lezha. During this year, MNSH was concentrating in integrating Roma &Egyptian population in the society, delivering base medical service, educating Roma &Egyptian population on health issues, respecting and profiting by law, juridical consulting and support. In order to realize these activities MNSH has drowned and developed programs in medical and social field. As the result of MNSH's continues work, the situation in Tejbuna quarter is improved in different life aspects like medical, education and their state in society. This is realized by a close collaboration with Capuchin Friars, local government and local NGO-s. Our activities created strong relations with Roma &Egyptian population by involving actively them besides our MNSH volunteers. The projects made our teams involved more professional in dealing with the problems of the population. The final aim of their integration in society and the success of our work should be lead by a sustainable support to this population by involving different

actors of society like local government, NGO-s and population itself. Because of the continuity of problems to this population like extreme poverty, illiteracy, high illness rates, high number of divorces, gender problems, poor peripheral settlements which most of the times lack of basic infrastructure (water, s ewa ge a n d e l e c t r i c i t y ) w i t h a n unacceptable level of hygiene and health, MNSH and these communities see as a priority continuation of support to this population.


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MNSH work with these target groups has consisted mainly in two activity groups: Social and medical. - Social activities developed according to a monthly schedule twice per week. Activities include education activities, excursions, movies, visits to other schools, sport centers etc. Community activities such as: meetings and discussions in group, sharing experiences about the problems concerning women and girls or matters in high interest for them, afternoon education and entertaining sessions, offering them the possibility to get integrated in the society. During the year 2011, 25 volunteers have been involved in the activities with the Roma population with about 250 hours work with them. - Medical assistance consisted in medical visits, necessary therapy, laboratory analyses, medical specialist consultations, emergency transports to hospitals and health education training for population. MNSH is ongoing on assisting the Roma/Egyptian population to fill the needed forms and get the needed documents for registering in the state health insurance system.


Projects Summer Camp – Velipoja 2011 For MNSH the implementation of Summer Camps started 10 years ago. This year the summer school camp took place between 25June – 29July 2011 in Velipoja beach. The camp is held for about four weeks giving the possibility to about 200 children to take part in it, Roma and Gypsie children, children who come from the remote areas, such as Bogë, Bratosh, Sheldi, Fierze (Tropoja area is considered as one of the poorest region of North Albania), Gomsiqe and

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Velipoja, July 2011

children who have come from mountains with their families and now live in the suburbs of Shkodra. The children participants come from families who have social-economical difficulties, abandoned and do not go regularly to school. Every day the children followed actively the education-entertainment program. Also this year our project aimed to integrate the Roma & Gypsies children and those coming from remote areas to our social life and to

give them the possibility of active holidays since they m i s s t h e m b e ca u s e o f economic and social reasons. As every year, the camp was build up with tends by MNSH volunteers. Albanian volunteers together with six Belgian Scouts for 10 days; Sr. Mary Madappallil from Fierzë parish who is a nurse and helped in reading the Bible for children who had the permission of parents and fo u r G e r m a n M a l te s e r volunteers for 2 weeks, assisted to meet the program


Projects Summer Camp – Velipoja 2011

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according to schedule of activities. One of the volunteers from Germany has cooked for the participants for two weeks, other volunteers facilitated Camp activity by giving a hand in helping in kitchen, cleaning, in providing different services and taking care of safety of the children. The “Hilfe für Albanien” St. Cyriakus-Neuss- Grimlinghausen, made ​possible the construction of a wooden kitchen, new equipments for cooking such as: stove, refrigerator and kitchen-ware for the Summer Camp that our organization realizes every year. There have been

During the second shift Camp was visit by the Order of Malta's Ambassador in Albania H . E . M r. R i c h a r d Schottenhaml, by the president of Malteser Ndihmon ne Shqiperi H.E Monsignor Lucjan Avgustini and by a delegation of Malteser Hilfsdienst.

fixed, three new bathrooms in the service of this activity. Diocesan Leaders of Malteser Hilfsdienst Köln, Prince Albrecht von Croÿ and Mr. Rösler during the speech thanked, on behalf of Malteser Hilfdienst, everyone who helped in organizing the SummerSchool Camp and especially those who were working with these children. They awarded decorates to some of the volunteers and staff members of Malteser Ndihmon në Shqiperi. MNSH is very grateful for their support to: - Malteser Hilfsdienst Köln - Parish community “Hilfe für Albanien” St. Cyriakus-NeussGrimlinghausen who have financially-supported the Camp activity, - Malteser Warendorf, who have financially supported for the first time Camp activity with different camp

materials. - Belgian boy scouts, who have funded two entertainment activities for children participants, and - all volunteers that helped in the realization of this Camp. Recognition is a sign of thanksgiving it may seem little, but expresses a lot. Among others was good

Summer camp served as a good experience for the young participants from Germany, Belgium and our volunteers.

chance for people of different cultures, countries and background to exchange experience, to share different point of views, different ways of organizing programs, logistics, and schedules. The camp has finished successful on July 29.


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Summer Camp Velipoja 2011

MNSH is very grateful for their support: - Malteser Hilfsdienst,

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- the parish community “Hilfe für Albanien” St. Cyriakus-Neuss- Grimlinghausen, who have financially supported us for camp logistic, - to Malteser Warendorf who financially supported different camp materials; - to Belgian boy scouts who have funded two entertainment activities for children participants, and to all volunteers that helped in the realization of this Camp.

Recognition is a sign of thanksgiving it may seem little, but expresses a lot.


Projects Malteser kindergarten

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Two years ago MNSH asked the Former Ambassador of the Order of Malta in Albania to support us at the opening of a kindergarten for children of families who are in need, who are not integrated in the society. After a positive answer from the Ambassador Granser, from the Malteser Hospitaldienst Austria, MNSH I cooperation with Shkodra Municipality started the project on January 2010. The kindergarten is in the settings of a state elementary school “Mati Logoreci”. It is the second year that “Malteser Ndihmon në Shqipëri” has supported the kindergarten education-program for children of families who are in need. Two teachers and the assistant (with the duty of helping the children when eating, during activities, helping the teacher, etc) are conducting it. Actually our kindergarten welcomes 69 children. Children are divided in two groups according to the age, first group with 40 kids and second group with 29 kids. The children who frequented the kindergarten have learned many new things and well prepared for the first class. The children are at the kindergarten from 7.30 -14.00.

We are grateful to Malteser Hospitaldients Austria and the Former Ambassador of the Order of Malta in Albania Prof. Dr. Günther A. Granser, for their financial support and their special attention to this project. We thank the Mayor of Shkodra, Mr. Luka who continuously supports this project.


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Projects First Aid (FA) Last year, MNSH has run the FA project at state schools of Shkodra, this project was realized thanks to the support Embassy of the Order of Malta in Albania. MNSH organized a project consisting in First Aid training courses for pupils and students in three schools in Shkodra, selected by the Head of Education Department of Shkodra, where 150 pupils and students took part. The training consisted in 8 hours per person and the final exam. At the end of First Aid course, everyone who successfully finished the program has received the certificate of training signed by the Regional Educational Directory of Education of Shkodra and Malteser Helps in Albania. The training intended to provide the knowledge of First Aid for pupils and students in three schools and to train as First Aid trainers the students and pupils that have obtained the best results. During this year meeting also the needs and requests of Education Directorates of Shkodra and Lezha, MNSH has updated this year the previous agreement with Ministry of

Education, dated 09/03/2007, prot. nr 12/07 “First Aid in schools”. We have organized FA training courses for the Malteser volunteers according to our schedule. MNSH will continue FA-courses at schools, since the pupils and students are more interested in knowing how to help people who need first aid assistance and to be able to train their friends at school as well. On this topic, “First Aid in schools”, we have written and applied with two projects proposals to different probable donors. This FA at schools will continue, since the pupils and students are more interested in knowing how to help people who need first aid assistance and to be able to train their friends at school as well. Thus, this special training of multiplicators creates in each school a “First Aid Trainers Team”, which continuously will offer First Aid trainings to new pupils/students at school. After years of efforts, MNSH succeeded to influence the changing of the law concerning the providers of First Aid trainings and certificates for driving license.

Ambassador of the Order of Malta in Albania, H. E. Mr. Richard Schottenhaml is energically lobbing to the Albanian authorities and supporting MNSH to become one of the future providers of First Aid trainings and Certificates valid also for driving licenses.


MNSH collaboration with Order of Malta organizations, local authorities and other NGO-s

CEE Leadership Conference in Mailberg (Austria) During this conference the key topics we have exchanged, were recent developments and news from the Order, CEE network, opportunities and requirements for the future, exchange on services, communication and fundraising. Our participation was quite fruitful, from this meeting comes the idea of a joint project between Malteser Helps in Albania, The Hungarian Maltese Charity Service, Malteser Charity Organization in Beregovo Region Ukraine, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Albania and other partners: “Effective Programmers' for the Active Integration/Inclusion of the Roma in South-East Europe”. We hope that this project will receive a positive answer from the board's funding European Commission in April 2012

20th anniversary of Order of Malta organization in Romania During this year, representatives of MNSH participated at 20th anniversary of Malteser in Cluj/Romania. Celebrations were an important milestone for the malteser organization in Romania, and an good example for other organizations of the order in Eastern Europe.

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Local authorities and other NGO-s MNSH has given a great attention creating links and collaborating with authorities and NGO-s. MNSH had successful collaboration with Local Governments, Prefecture, Police, General Hospital, Health Public Authorities, Education Authorities, Local Nonprofit organizations. Time to time, at least four times a month MNSH is invited to collaborate with other NGOs, especially with the Norwegian NGO “The Door”, “Juban Danja” in offering its contribution in FA assistance during the youth football matches and in other activities organized by this organization. Thus the group of 4 trained volunteers assists during these activities.


Acknowledgments

We are grateful for financial support to: - Malteser Hilfsdienst Diocese of Cologne - Malteser Hospitaldienst Austria - Prof. Dr. G端nther A. Granser Former Ambassador of the Order of Malta in Albania

- Malteser Warendorf - Hilfe f端r Albanien St. Cyriakus-Neuss-Grimlinghausen, Parish Community

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ACTIVITY REPORT 2011

- CISOM Italian organization of Order of Malta - Mr. Lorenc Luka Mayor of Shkodra WE THANK ALL VOLUNTEERS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION DURING 2011


Appendixes Volunteer Activities, trainings carried out during 2011 Activities/Education Active participation in Roma project. Activities with the vulnerable children, girls who live at the house “Missionaries of Charity” Mother Teresa. MNSH-volunteers assisted the FC Vllaznia as FAteam during the football-matches held in Shkodra. FC “Juban Danja”, FC “The Door” Helping Roma children (sensitive activities organized by our MNSH-volunteers, clothes for Roma children) Assisting the flooded inhabitants of villages, Roma and Gypsy communities with food packages. Assisting the flooded inhabitants of Shkodra with food, materials, psychological medical assistance. Our Lady of Lourdes – The Day of the Sick. MNSH volunteers assisted the Missionaries of Charity to transport the disabled people to the church and vice-versa. FA- course refreshment Delivering hygiene packages, blankets for the flooded inhabitants of villages, Roma and Gypsy communities. Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross, our volunteers prayed the 4 th station) Easter celebration with the girls of “Missionaries of Charity” and Roma and Egyptian children Youth-Diocesan day. (all the catholic groups of our Diocese were part of this annual meeting) Integrating activities for marginalized people (it has been organized an excursions for disabled girls that lives MC. It is organized sport-activity with Roma children in Don Bosko sport center) FA-course for new members S.Antonio-feast (Malteser FA-team has accompanied the crowd of pilgrimages) Summer-School-Camp

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Promotion of civil society activities of the Shkodra city.(promotional activities in cooperation with other NGO, local government World Peace day. (awareness-activities in cooperation with other NGO, Municipality) Excursions with girls that lives at Mother Theresa house. Awareness activities on International Day of voluntarism. Christmas activities with vulnerable people Christmas party for all Mnsh-members

Programmed

Realized

Nr/volunteer participants

eight activities/month

x

2/activity

six activities/month

x

10/activity

six activities/month

x

4/activity

21/01/2011

16

January

18

February

12

11/02/2011

8

22/02/2011 23/02/2011 03/03/2011 04/03/2011 05/03/2011

18 12

26/03/2011

15

21/04/2011 22/04/2011

8

22/04/2011

17

12/05/2011 13/05/2011

7

16-20/05/2011 12/06/2011 13/06/2011 15June- 3August 2011

13

27/07/2011

4

21/09/2011

5

7, 14/10/2011

7

01/12/2011 04/12/2011 05/12/2011 22,23/12/2011 27/12/2011

5 25

10 9 100


Appendixes Statistics Mountain Project

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ACTIVITY REPORT 2011 Malteser Ndihmon në Shqipëri - Rr.Ludovik Saraçi, Nr.6, 4001 Shkodër, Albania tel/fax:+35522250446/+35522250447 - email:info@mnsh.org; website: www.mnsh.org

NDIHMON NË SHQIPËRI

Malteser Albania Activity Report 2011  

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