Amaro Tan - a school for the less fortunate in Albania
Life is not easy for children from the Roma community. In Albania, they belong to a disadvantaged minority, have to fight prejudices from childhood on, and live in great poverty. They have little chance to ever lead a successful, self-determined life.
This is where the Amaro Tan project comes in. For about 140 children, it is a refuge that offers protection, care, and above all a good school education. The children come from Roma and Balkan Egyptian background, but also destitute Albanian families. The program is tailored to their needs. There is a kindergarten and school up to 9th grade, school meals, dental care, a hygiene program, family counseling, after-school activities like sewing- or crafts-courses, and programs that enable Amaro Tan pupils to pursue higher education.
After finishing the 9th grade, some of the graduates entered high school, others began vocational training and a few finally made the leap to NG University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in "Economy and Businesses".
What we want to achieve
- Safe protection from child trafficking and abuse
- Further expansion of education possibilities
- Improved social and medical aid
- Guidance and support for every child during subsequent attendance of secondary schools, studies or vocational training
What we need
- Cost for one child per year: 1000 €
- Food packages for families: 20 € each
- Volunteers in all areas (teaching, administration, medical examinations, social work, etc.)