Bebeka, age 12
In Albania, as in many places, school is on break right now. For children living in poverty, this can be a time of increased insecurity and even personal risk. NG's youth programs in Albania put a lot of effort into making sure the children we work with have enough to eat in the summer, and that they can access appropriate social and developmental environments. And, we find opportunities for them to have fun!
NG Gjirokaster's Roma youth program hosts the children for lunch most days, and provides activities at the soup kitchen. Sometimes, there are even field trips. Recently, the team took the children to a nearby park for fun and games-- something all children should get to do in the summer.
School starts up again in the fall. With your support, NG Gjirokaster will make sure each child has the clothes and supplies he or she needs to return to the classroom, ready to learn and gain the skills for a brighter future.
This program is ongoing, and you can help here.
Thank you very much for your generous support!
All the best,
Development Director, NG USA
Playing at the park
A tug of war in the shade