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CURRENT STATUS

OF PRESENT PROJECTS/ACTIVITIES CARRIED BY “VMA-


KUKES”
List of projects realised by “VMA-Kukes”

Details Description
Awareness of the in mine affected areas of Northeast Albania about mine
1 Title of the project:
and UXO-s threat through MRE community based activities
To reduce accidents resulting from mines and UXO-s by involving community
Objective: human resources to keep their communities constantly informed about the
2 mines and UXO threat.
May 2006 – April 2007
Project dates:
3 July 2007- June 2008
4 Donor : US Department / ITF and UNICEF Albania
98,700 $ US
Amount financed:
5 94,100 $ US
25,000 mine affected community members in 39 villages, (including 6,500
Beneficiaries:
6 school children) kept informed about mine threat
Reduced accidents: 191- 1999; 35- 2000, 7- 2001; 8 -2002; 4 - 2003; 25 -
Results:
7 2004. 2 - 2005; 0 – 2006 and 2007

II Victims Assistance
Title of the project: Educational Re-integration of children mine survivors
Objective: To help 8 children to get back to school and 2 survivors to get medical support
Project dates: March 2007 – February 2008
Donor : US Embassy/ ITF
Amount financed: 28,500 $ US
Beneficiaries: 10 children mine survivors and their families
8 children are back to school and catch up with their peer, 2 survivors undergo
Results:
medical operation to improve their physical re integration,

III
Title of the project: Kukes Women Entrepreneurs’ Support Project
To support the municipalities of Krume and Kukes for the implementation
and management of revolving fund ($ 12 500 in each Municipality) for
Objective:
women entrepreneurs to start an income-generating activity/ strengthen
their existing small businesses
Project dates: May 2007=December 2007
Donor : UNDP Albania, Kukes Municipality
Amount financed: $ US 25,000
Beneficiaries: 22 vulnerable women
20-22 women entrepreneurs have established/strengthened their local based
Results:
businesses

“Participate actively in school activities if you want your voice to be


Title of the project:
heard and your vote to be counted.”
To improve respect of children’s rights and gender equality in mine affected
communities of North-eastern Albania by increasing their commitment and
Overall Goal
participation in public life and activities

1. To build the capacity of local grass root children’s structures through


intensive trainings for promotion of children’s rights and gender equality,
2. To increase participation of children (both girls and boys on equal basis)
Special Objectives
in public school/village activities by providing them with proper knowledge
skills and tools for the awareness raising campaigns and advocacy against
discrimination
10 August 2006 - 10 June 2007
Project dates:
10 June 2007 - 10 January 2008
Donor : EU Commission
Amount financed: 37,540 Euro, 48,700
36 Governments of Pupils , 418senators
12,672 School pupils of 36 schools ( 5,695 girls),
Beneficiaries:
585 school teachers,
Department of Education, Kukes Region,
Established Governments of Pupils in 36 remote schools, promoted children’s
Results:
rights, improved participation of children in school and public life

IV
“Empowerment of Community Responses to Child Protection in Kukes
1 Title of the project:
Municipality”
To reduce the vulnerability of children at-risk of trafficking and abuse in Kukes
2 Overall Goal Municipality, North-eastern Albania, by increasing community-based prevention
and protection practices.
1. To ensure that children at risk in Kukes Municipality are identified,
assessed, referred and provided with appropriate/specialized services
2. To ensure that local government structures have the required capacity to
manage coordinated responses for child protection
Special Objectives 3. To ensure that professionals have knowledge/ skills to deliver specialized
services
4. To strengthen/institutionalize referral mechanisms and cross- sectorial
collaboration an increase cooperation of the stakeholders in CP
5. To increase public awareness about child protection through
3 Project dates: November 20054- July 2006
4 Donor : UNICEF
5 Amount financed: 3,500,000 Leke
a)High Risk Children (200), b) Medium Risk children, (412) including: children
of families with social problems; unemployed parents; no family members to
look after them; c)Child Protection Office (2 employees),d) Case Management
Team (3-5), e) Social Service(Public) Department (6 municipality social workers
6 Beneficiaries:
& 4 team leaders of units of services delivery + 5 community police) , f)130
Mentor Teachers of 4 primary schools of Kukes, g) 2 Court Representatives
(Court and Attorney), 5 Family Doctors of Kukes; 3 Psychologists of Schools of
Kukes; 1 social Workers of Labor Office of Kukes

Established CPO at municipality and handed over to municipality

Children at-risk are detected by CPO staff and local social administrators,
are provided with relevant support and/or referral services, and regular
mechanisms is in place to refer and follow up on them on regular basis,

Effective and sustainable protection structures and mechanisms are in


7 Results: place at Kukes Municipality to manage coordinated responses for child
protection

CPO structures at Kukes Municipality have increased their knowledge and


skills to address the holistic needs of children at-risk

Communities have increased awareness and knowledge skills to protect


their children from trafficking, exploitation and abuse and are able to
advocate for their protection at local Government Institutions.

1 Title of the project: Community Response to trafficking


To make the communities aware of the trafficking methods, to reduce risk to
2 Objective:
trafficking.
3 Project dates: January 2005-October 2005, November 2005- November 2006
4 Donor : UNICEF Albania
5 Amount financed: 72,000 $ US , 75,000 $ US
6 Beneficiaries: 10 communes ( 40,000 community members), Municipality of Kukes
7 Results: To reduce vulnerability of children to trafficking

Improvement of Community Based Social & Medical Services for Mine


1 Title of the project:
Survivors
to improve access to community based social and medical services for mine
Objective: survivors residing in rural communities of Kukes, Tropoje and Has districts in
2 northeast Albania
3 Project dates: November 2004- May 2006, July 2006- December 2007
4 Donor : UNDP , US Department/ ITF
5 Amount financed: 2004-2006 : 135,000 $ US , 2006-2007 : 89,000 $ US
6 Beneficiaries: 238 mine survivors
Provided medical assistance, physiotherapy, orthopaedic and psychological
Results:
7 services.

1 Title of the project: Community Response to trafficking


To make the communities aware of the trafficking methods, to reduce risk to
2 Objective:
trafficking.
3 Project dates: January 2005-October 2005, November 2005- November 2006
4 Donor : UNICEF Albania
5 Amount financed: 72,000 $ US , 75,000 $ US
6 Beneficiaries: 10 communes ( 40,000 community members), Municipality of Kukes
7 Results: To reduce vulnerability of children to trafficking

Awareness of the in mine affected areas of Northeast Albania about mine


Title of the project:
1 and UXO-s threat through MRE community based activities
To reduce accidents resulting from mines and UXO-s by involving community
Objective: human resources to keep their communities constantly informed about the
2 mines and UXO threat.
3 Project dates: November 2004 – March 2006
4 Donor : US Department / ITF and UNICEF Albania ( Dfid)
5 Amount financed: 172,000 $ US
30,000 mine affected community members in 39 villages, (including 6,000
Beneficiaries:
6 school children
Reduced Nr of accidents : 1999: 184; 2000: 26; 2001: 11; 2002: 7; 2003: 4);
Results:
7 2004: 0. 2005: 1

1 Title of the project: Re-integration of Mine Victims through Animal Husbandry Activities,
To help mine victims to be re-integrated in society through development of
Objective:
2 households by providing 105 cows to 63 mine survivors
3 Project dates: 10/2003-09/2004, 09/2005 – 08/ 2006
4 Donor : US Department of States
5 Amount financed: 79,817, 76,800 $ US +
6 Beneficiaries: 63 mime survivors
7 Results: To be supplied 30-40 mine survivors with cows. Revolving fund set up.
Empowerment of Community Responses to child trafficking of children in the
1 Title of the project:
remotest areas of Kukes region
To improve/empower and build the capacity of local government structures and
2 Objective: mechanisms to provide effective prevention and protection services for women
at risk in 10 Remote communes of Kukes region
3 Project dates: November 20054- July 2006
4 Donor : USAID/ CAAHT
5 Amount financed: 60,000 $ US
10 communes of Kukes, Has and Tropoja: Bushtric, Caje, Kalis, Topojan,
6 Beneficiaries:
Gjinaj,Golaj, Fajza, Btyc, Llugaj, Tropoje e Vjeter
Local Social Administrators in targeted communes will have increased their
7 Results: capacities to address the problems regarding vulnerability of women to
trafficking in their communities.

1 Title of the project: Community Response to trafficking


To make the communities aware of the trafficking methods, to reduce risk to
2 Objective:
trafficking.
3 Project dates: January 2005-October 2005, November 2005- November 2006
4 Donor : UNICEF Albania
5 Amount financed: 72,000 $ US , 75,000 $ US
6 Beneficiaries: 10 communes ( 40,000 community members), Municipality of Kukes
7 Results: To reduce vulnerability of children to trafficking

1 Title of the project: Educational Re-integration of children mine survivors


2 Objective: To help 8 children to get back to school
3 Project dates: January 2005 – June 2006
4 Donor : UNDP/ UNICEF Albania/ ITF
5 Amount financed: 26,000 $ US
6 Beneficiaries: 8 children mine survivors and their families
7 Results: The children are back to school. They are attending additional classes.

Support summer camp recreation activities for children of mine affected


Title of the project: families and communities of Northern Albania during 2005
1
To alleviate the emotional pain of mine victims’ children and promote
Objective:
2 childrens’s rights through interactive activities provided during summer camps .
3 Project dates: 15 June -15September 2005
4 Donor : US Dept of States/ ITF(International Trust Fund)
5 Amount financed: 28,700 $ USD
6 Beneficiaries: 300 children of mine victims
350 children participated in different activities to be away of danger of mines.
Results:
7 They forgot of being in mined fields playing through interactive games

Awareness of the in mine affected areas of Northeast Albania about mine


Title of the project:
1 and UXO-s threat through MRE community based activities
To reduce accidents resulting from mines and UXO-s by involving community
Objective: human resources to keep their communities constantly informed about the
2 mines and UXO threat.
3 Project dates: June 2004 – October 2004 ( 5 months)
4 Donor : UNICEF
5 Amount financed: 3,133,450 leke ( 31000 $ US)
30,000 mine affected community members in 39 villages, (inluding 6,000
Beneficiaries:
6 school children
7 Results: Accidents in mine affected areas reduced to 2/year

“Planning summer camps to promote respect of children’s rights through


Title of the project: interactive participatory activities”
1
To alleviate the emotional pain of mine victims’ children and promote
Objective:
2 childrens’s rights through interactive activities provided during summer camps .
3 Project dates: 01 July-30 September 2004
4 Donor : Check Republic through ITF(International Trust Fund)
5 Amount financed: 19,500 $ USD
6 Beneficiaries: 360 children of mine victims
410 children participated in different activities to be away of danger of mines.
Results:
7 They will forget of being in mined fields and will learn more about their rights.

Supporting of the process of public opinion polling in Kukes Region for the
Title of the project:
1 preparation of the strategy of Kukes
2 Objective: To bring the opinion of the public in the preparation of the strategy of Kukes
3 Project dates: August 2003
4 Donor : UNDP
5 Amount financed: 3820 leke and 59100 leke ( 900 $ US)
6 Beneficiaries: Community of Kukes region
7 Results: Filled and processed 400 questionnaires, opinion gathered in 30 villages
Awareness of the population in mine affected areas about mine and UXO-s
Title of the project:
1 threat in Northeast Albania through MRE Activities
To keep the communities in 39 mined areas of northern Albania constantly
Objective:
2 informed about the mines and UXO thread.
3 Project dates: 09/2003 – 04/ 2004
4 Donor : US Department through ITF
5 Amount financed: 62988 $ US
6 Beneficiaries: 31500 community members in 39 mine affected villages.
7 Results: Reduction of Accidents. Reduced from 7 in 2002 to 4 in 2003

Re-integration of Mine Victims of Northern Albania through integrated


intervention:
Title of the project:
1. Mine Risk Education Activities
1 2. Development of household economies
Mobilization of community human resources to keep the communities in mined
Objective: areas informed about mine threat and to help to integrate mine victims in
2 society through development of household economies
3 Project dates: April 2003 - July 2003
4 Donor : UNICEF
5 Amount financed: 31,500 $ US
31500 community members in 39 mine affected areas in Kukes, Has and
Beneficiaries:
6 Tropoja
7 Results: No accidents registered. 9 victims supported with 27 bees on a loan system

Awareness of the population in mine affected areas about mine and UXO-s
Title of the project:
1 threat in Northeast Albania through MRE Activities
To keep the communities in 39 mined areas of northern Albania constantly
Objective: informed about the mines and UXO threat and to help the mine victims
2 integrate into the society.
3 Project dates: June 2002 - February 2003
4 Donor : UNICEF
5 Amount financed: 45,800 $ US
6 Beneficiaries: 32000 community members in 39 mine affected villages, 6000 school children
7 Results: Accidents from mines reduced from 11 in 2001- 7 in 2002
1 Title of the project: Violence in Family-Position of women in northern Albania- study
To raise awareness against violation of women’s rights and to encourage
Objective:
2 participation of women in public activities
3 Project dates: March 2002 – October 2002
4 Donor : 1. SOROS 2. American Embassy
5 Amount financed: 14,000 $ US
6 Beneficiaries: 25000 cmmunty members of Kukes municipality
The communities were informed about importance of women’s rights in the
democratic society and their participation in public life. 4000 leaflets were
Results: distributed. 4 Round tables were organised. 2 workshops were organised. A
study on the position of women was completed. A data base was created
7 based on a questionnaire on the position of women in Kukes society in general

1 Title of the project: “Summer Camps in Kukes, Novsej & Shishtavec”


To provide recreation facilities to the most vulnerable children that did not have
Objective:
2 facilities to go to the beach or elsewhere during summer vocations
3 Project dates: July 2002 – August 2002
4 Donor : UNICEF
5 Amount financed: 4300 $ USD
6 Beneficiaries: 120 school children of Novosej, Kukes and Shishtavec
7 Results: Recreation games and summer courses were provided to 120 children.

Awareness of the population in mine affected areas about mine and UXO-s
Title of the project:
1 threat in Northeast Albania through MRE Activities
To keep the communities in 39 mined areas of northern Albania constantly
Objective: informed about the mines and UXO threat and to help the mine victims
2 integrate into the society.
3 Project dates: June 2001 - December 2001
4 Donor : UNICEF
5 Amount financed: 32000 $ US
About 30000 community members in 39 mine affected villages, 6000 school
Beneficiaries:
6 children in Kukes, Has and Tropoje
Kept informed communities in 39 villages. Accidents reduced from 183 to 11 in
Results:
7 mine affected villages

1 Title of the project: Recreation Activities for Elderly Lonely


Provision of Counselling and Assistance to Vulnerable lonely old groups of
Objective:
2 Kukes
3 Project dates: March 2001 – August 2001
4 Donor : ECHO through Care Albania
5 Amount financed: 4400 $ US
6 Beneficiaries: 55 elderly lonely of Kukes municipality
55 lonely old people treated through re-creation activities. Structure created for
7 Results:
this category to raise its voice

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