Reading Club activity
After 557 days since the beginning of the work for the educational center of the Azure communities in Fushe Kosova, it has finally been opened, although not completely, let's say half way there. All this was possible thanks to the help of local and international donors, foreign embassies and NGOs. A total of 224 individuals, companies, donor, foundations have donated and all these donors have enabled the dream of more than 300 children, young women, who will follow the activities offered by the Azure learning center, to come true.
December 19th was a very special day for all the staff of The Ideas Partnership but also for all those who will benefit from this learning center because their dream has become a reality from this center of hope for children and their families. For Hysni, who is the first worker in the organization, this was just a dream come true. He turned to Elizabeth who is the co-founder of the organization and said "Have you ever thought that after 11 years of work we will sit in the new center and we will welcome visitors in a center that is only ours, without worrying about rent or other things".
Meanwhile, for Xhevahire, who is a regular participant in the activity of the reading club, this new center is very important for her. She said "Now that we are in the new center and we will keep the activity here, it will stimulate us even more to come and read different books together with my peers."
On this day of joy for all of us, we also had friends and colleagues who came and visited us and saw closely the activities that were being held starting from kindergarten, parenting classes, health classes, reading club and young leaders as well as the spaces of the new center and saw that thanks to their donations this miracle could happen.
The visitors were from the most diverse, starting from the Ambassador of the Netherlands Carin Lobbezoo, the Ambassador of England in Kosovo Nicolas Abbott, various representatives of institutions from the central and local level, representatives of various organizations and other individuals and representatives who expressed interest in cooperating with us in the future.
Despite the fact that the new Azure learning center is open we still need a lot of work because only the first floor is functional and we still need tools to finalize the complete works on the second floor.
We wish very much that there will be people interested in donating for the completion of the works on the second floor, as they have donated so far for me to finalize these works, while all those who have donated so far are all the beneficiaries and we are very grateful and thankful.
THE IDEAS PARTNERSHIP
TIP staff from all centers