Country

Albania

We have been operating in the country since 1997 with educational and health care work.

DSP Albania

Founding members

Supporting the population. Thanks to the distance support program, AVSI supports nearly 700 children and their families in 9 regions of the country. Over the years, we have supported the construction of a multipurpose educational center, the upgrade of Valona Hospital and other hygiene and childcare work (with the construction of over twenty daytime education centers) and the advancement of women with job placements.

For war refugees. During the war in Kosovo and immediately after, AVSI carried out emergency social, healthcare and food projects, helping refugees. AVSI has supported over 120 Kosovan refugee families and 400 children, and managed 16 shelters. During the post-conflict period, AVSI has carried out educational and training activities in the 20 educational day centers located throughout the Albanian territory, renovating schools and providing socio-educational assistance.

The partnership with SHIS. Since the beginning of its work here, AVSI has collaborated with the local NGO, SHIS (International Association for Solidarity) to implement educational projects. Thanks to this 20 years collaboration, education and after-school activities are carried out by the "Little Prince" daily center in the periphery of Tirana and a human rights project, financed by the EU, is being implemented in the north of Albania. AVSI and SHIS also implement projects in order to promote social inclusion and to prevent violent extremism and illegal emigration among youth in the Albanian territory.