Mar 4, 2019

Blerta

Blerta and the Building Blocks
Blerta and the Building Blocks

Blerta is sixteen years old and attends the Day Centre every day. 

Blerta has been attending the Day Centre for two years and enjoys playing with materials she can manipulate into shapes.  Since attending the centre Blerta has learnt to feed and to dress herself.

Blerta is one of four children with two older brothers and a younger sister of nine years old.  They live with their parents in an apartment in a small suburb of Kukes city.  This suburb suffers from a lack of water, being provided for four hours per day only.  As a young child Blerta was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.  She has never attended school, has not benefitted from any physiotherapy or speech therapy and has no verbal communication.

Her mother, Lume walks with Blerta to and from the Day Centre in all weathers as there is no public transport and the centre does not provide transport for the children.  Lume says that Blerta likes to walk and is very happy when she comes to the Day Centre.

For Blerta and the other children like her, can you donate so that we can provide more equipment and activities to build her independence skills and create a place of learning and laughter?

Blerta and Minja
Blerta and Minja
Dec 21, 2018

Young and Old!

Teuta
Teuta

Dear Friends,

The Mobile Library is an important resource in the villages of Tropoje Municipality.  Its monthly visits are a feature of daily life for the adults and children who live amongst the mountains.

Young or Old, adult or child they gather when the library arrives!  Teuta, a grandmother dressed in the traditional black of older women comes along to ensure her grandson has a book to read.  They live in Tropoje e Vjeter, a village settled at the base of the mountains.  Teuta says, “We are happy that the library comes as it is good that the children have books to read and games to play.”

For other visitors to the Mobile Library, they are not yet old enough to read a book, but they come with their mothers and older siblings.  Encouraging young children to look at brightly coloured books and talking about the objects, aids language development and an interest in books, a precursor for reading and enjoying books later in life.

This festive season the young and old of Tropoje need your support to make sure that the Mobile Library can bring them books in 2019. 

A very big thank you to all our supporters who have made this service possible in 2018, can we do the same for the next?

The Young
The Young
History
History
Sep 10, 2018

11,000 Children a Year have a Book a Month!

Choosing the Colours
Choosing the Colours

Dear Friends & Supporters,

We would like to thank you for all your support to the Mobile Library and the children of Tropojë Municipality. 

The Mobile Library has been running for more than 5 years and has brought joy, socialization, games, information and a new book to 1,000 children every month.  In a week’s time the children will be returning from their school holidays and returning to school eager to learn and to have the visit of the Mobile Library.  Each year 11,000 children have a new book to read and enjoy.

Unfortunately, due to a lack of finances, we may no longer be able to operate the Mobile Library and this unique and much valued service for children, may have to stop.  To run the Mobile Library each month we need 350 Euros/360US$ and currently we have a shortfall of 285Euros/296 each month!

On Wednesday 12th September starting at 00:00:00 ET, (0500 hours UK time and 0600 hours Central Eastern Time) and ending at 8:59:59 ET (1359 hours UK time and 1459 CET) on Thursday, 13th September, Globalgiving is holding a Global Bonus Day.

Can you offer a recurring donation to help us maintain the Mobile Library?  New recurring donations up to $200 per donor on this Bonus Day will get an additional 100% match on the initial donation as long as it remains active for four payments.  Each donation, however small will mean the Mobile Library can continue.

All donations made on this day will help us to provide this invaluable and much needed source of entertainment, information, academic support and a book a month!

Please consider donating on Wednesday!  

                                  To donate please go to: http://goto.gg/14669

Thank you for your continued support for the children of Tropoje Municipality, Albania.

Bright Sunny Day
Bright Sunny Day
Top of the Mountains
Top of the Mountains
 
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