QC's Office Director:
3 educational and training centers from which thousands of students benefit yearly in Albania. They offer services in the fields of teaching Arabic, languages, training courses, social service and managerial development.
The establishment of Islamic Fajr Center is in progress. It offers multiple services and is considered to be one of the best mosques in Durres, second biggest city in Albania.
In 2015, QC implemented more than 70 projects at a cost of more than 14,000,000 QR in Albania. The projects covered the fields of education, culture, social care, relief, public housing, water, and economic empowerment from which thousands benefited.
Mr. Shawqi Abu Seif, QC's Office Director in Albania, pointed that the projects QC implemented in Albania were distinguished and beneficial. As part of the sanitation and water projects, 22 artesian aquifers were drilled at a cost of 310,000 QR; as for the public housing, 2 projects were implemented at a cost of 270,000 QR; the social care, 8 projects were implemented at a cost of 6,000,000 QR; education and culture, 10 projects were implemented at a cost of 6,900,000 QR; and relief, 2 projects were implemented at a cost of 280,000 QR for the flood-affected in south Albania.
Social Care Projects
At a cost of 6,000,000 QR, 8 projects were implemented and different types of activities were held for the orphans. For example, weekly gatherings and cultural competitions were organized. While 108 orphans participated in Quran competitions, 110 orphans participated in the yearly camps. Furthermore, the social care projects also included holding sports activities, trips, and weekly gatherings for the orphans' mothers.
3 Educational Centers
10 projects in the fields of education and culture were implemented at a cost of 6,900,000 QR. In 2015, the number of beneficiaries reached 1,700 students who took courses at the Qatari Center for Languages. So far, 30,000 students have benefited from the services the center offers.
As for Arabic for Non-Natives center, 100 students benefited from it in 2015. This center is considered one of QC's greatest achievements. It is the only advanced center that teaches Arabic to non-natives through experts in Albania.
In 2015, more than 200 students benefited from the services offered by Qatar Center for Administrative Training and Social Services. The key role of the center is to improve the teachers, institutes, public and private firms in the fields which would improve their performance. They would receive courses in communication, child and persons with disability care, and training for teachers. 5 students got 100% and 2 of the center's students are ranked first across Albania. The Albanian-Qatari school was opened in 2010\2011 from which 180 students benefit.
In 2015 and at a cost of 6,000,000 QR, 10 projects were implemented. The establishment of Islamic Fajr Center is in progress. It offers multiple services and is considered to be one of the best mosques in Durres, second biggest city in Albania.
QC supports the Islamic sheikhs through sponsoring 55 imams from different mosques in Albania. Furthermore, in cooperation with Hayat Association, QC sponsored 40 Islamic preachers as part of 'Weekend Schools' project from which around 800 children benefit.
Economic Empowerment Projects
Fighting poverty: 25 projects were implemented at a cost of 250,000,000 QR through improving income programs, (Hand in Hand) program. QC also supports some of the families of orphans through implementing small projects to help them cover their needs. 30 projects were implemented such as establishing a small shop, apiaries; selling clothes, cows. Such projects are very successful and so many of them are already expanding.
The Albanian for the Albanian: This project collects clothes from individuals and shops then redistributes them to the orphans and poor families. More than 10,000 people benefited from 30 tons of clothes and shoes.
Old People's home: QC helped furnish the old people's home of men in Fush – Krujë. The furnishing included bringing 100 chairs, 25 tables, a refrigerator, a TV, and a library. The ceremony through which the furniture was delivered was attended by the region's officials and 100 elderly who benefited from this project.
Seasonal projects are considered very important in Albania. For example, the families of poor people and orphans benefited from 'Breaking Fast' project which concentrated on distributing food baskets to them. In addition, hot meals (for 7,696 beneficiaries), and Udheyya meat (for 900 families of poor people and orphans) were distributed. As for the 'Kiswa' (clothing) of Eid Al Fitr, 70 orphans benefited and of Eid Al Adha, 50 orphans benefited. Finally, 8 people benefited from the pilgrimage project which was mainly for those incapable of performing Hajj.
At a cost of 280,000 QR, 2 relief projects were implemented to aid the flood-affected in south Albania. The project was implemented in 2 stages: the first stage included distributing 8.5 tons of clothes, shoes, and mattresses; the second stage included distributing 1,000 blankets for 500 families and cleaning tools, and paying school allowances on behalf o
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