CURRENT STATUS OF PRESENT PROJECTS/ACTIVITIES CARRIED BY “VMAKUKES” List of projects realised by “VMA-Kukes”

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

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Victims Assistance Educational Re-integration of children mine survivors To help 8 children to get back to school and 2 survivors to get medical support March 2007 – February 2008 US Embassy/ ITF 28,500 $ US 10 children mine survivors and their families 8 children are back to school and catch up with their peer, 2 survivors undergo medical operation to improve their physical re integration,

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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 women entrepreneurs to start an income-generating activity/ strengthen their existing small businesses May 2007=December 2007 UNDP Albania, Kukes Municipality $ US 25,000 22 vulnerable women

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20-22 women entrepreneurs have established/strengthened their local based businesses “Participate actively in school activities if you want your voice to be 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 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) 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 10 June 2007 - 10 January 2008 EU Commission 37,540 Euro, 48,700 36 Governments of Pupils , 418senators 12,672 School pupils of 36 schools ( 5,695 girls), 585 school teachers, Department of Education, Kukes Region, Established Governments of Pupils in 36 remote schools, promoted children’s rights, improved participation of children in school and public life

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IV 1 2 Title of the project: Overall Goal “Empowerment of Community Responses to Child Protection in Kukes Municipality” To reduce the vulnerability of children at-risk of trafficking and abuse in Kukes 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 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 November 20054- July 2006 UNICEF 3,500,000 Leke

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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 & 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,

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Effective and sustainable protection structures and mechanisms are in 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.

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Community Response to trafficking To make the communities aware of the trafficking methods, to reduce risk to trafficking. January 2005-October 2005, November 2005- November 2006 UNICEF Albania 72,000 $ US , 75,000 $ US 10 communes ( 40,000 community members), Municipality of Kukes To reduce vulnerability of children to trafficking

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Improvement of Community Based Social & Medical Services for Mine Survivors to improve access to community based social and medical services for mine survivors residing in rural communities of Kukes, Tropoje and Has districts in northeast Albania November 2004- May 2006, July 2006- December 2007

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UNDP , US Department/ ITF 2004-2006 : 135,000 $ US , 2006-2007 : 89,000 $ US 238 mine survivors Provided medical assistance, physiotherapy, orthopaedic and psychological services.

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Community Response to trafficking To make the communities aware of the trafficking methods, to reduce risk to trafficking. January 2005-October 2005, November 2005- November 2006 UNICEF Albania 72,000 $ US , 75,000 $ US 10 communes ( 40,000 community members), Municipality of Kukes To reduce vulnerability of children to trafficking

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

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Re-integration of Mine Victims through Animal Husbandry Activities, To help mine victims to be re-integrated in society through development of households by providing 105 cows to 63 mine survivors 10/2003-09/2004, 09/2005 – 08/ 2006 US Department of States 79,817, 76,800 $ US + 63 mime survivors To be supplied 30-40 mine survivors with cows. Revolving fund set up.

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Empowerment of Community Responses to child trafficking of children in the remotest areas of Kukes region To improve/empower and build the capacity of local government structures and mechanisms to provide effective prevention and protection services for women at risk in 10 Remote communes of Kukes region November 20054- July 2006 USAID/ CAAHT 60,000 $ US 10 communes of Kukes, Has and Tropoja: Bushtric, Caje, Kalis, Topojan, Gjinaj,Golaj, Fajza, Btyc, Llugaj, Tropoje e Vjeter Local Social Administrators in targeted communes will have increased their capacities to address the problems regarding vulnerability of women to trafficking in their communities.

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Community Response to trafficking To make the communities aware of the trafficking methods, to reduce risk to trafficking. January 2005-October 2005, November 2005- November 2006 UNICEF Albania 72,000 $ US , 75,000 $ US 10 communes ( 40,000 community members), Municipality of Kukes To reduce vulnerability of children to trafficking

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Educational Re-integration of children mine survivors To help 8 children to get back to school January 2005 – June 2006 UNDP/ UNICEF Albania/ ITF 26,000 $ US 8 children mine survivors and their families The children are back to school. They are attending additional classes.

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Support summer camp recreation activities for children of mine affected families and communities of Northern Albania during 2005 To alleviate the emotional pain of mine victims’ children and promote childrens’s rights through interactive activities provided during summer camps . 15 June -15September 2005

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US Dept of States/ ITF(International Trust Fund) 28,700 $ USD 300 children of mine victims 350 children participated in different activities to be away of danger of mines. They forgot of being in mined fields playing through interactive games

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Awareness of the in mine affected areas of Northeast Albania about mine and UXO-s threat through MRE community based activities To reduce accidents resulting from mines and UXO-s by involving community human resources to keep their communities constantly informed about the mines and UXO threat. June 2004 – October 2004 ( 5 months) UNICEF 3,133,450 leke ( 31000 $ US) 30,000 mine affected community members in 39 villages, (inluding 6,000 school children Accidents in mine affected areas reduced to 2/year

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“Planning summer camps to promote respect of children’s rights through interactive participatory activities” To alleviate the emotional pain of mine victims’ children and promote childrens’s rights through interactive activities provided during summer camps . 01 July-30 September 2004 Check Republic through ITF(International Trust Fund) 19,500 $ USD 360 children of mine victims 410 children participated in different activities to be away of danger of mines. They will forget of being in mined fields and will learn more about their rights.

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Supporting of the process of public opinion polling in Kukes Region for the preparation of the strategy of Kukes To bring the opinion of the public in the preparation of the strategy of Kukes August 2003 UNDP 3820 leke and 59100 leke ( 900 $ US) Community of Kukes region Filled and processed 400 questionnaires, opinion gathered in 30 villages

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Awareness of the population in mine affected areas about mine and UXO-s threat in Northeast Albania through MRE Activities To keep the communities in 39 mined areas of northern Albania constantly informed about the mines and UXO thread. 09/2003 – 04/ 2004 US Department through ITF 62988 $ US 31500 community members in 39 mine affected villages. Reduction of Accidents. Reduced from 7 in 2002 to 4 in 2003

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Re-integration of Mine Victims of Northern Albania through integrated intervention: 1. Mine Risk Education Activities 2. Development of household economies Mobilization of community human resources to keep the communities in mined areas informed about mine threat and to help to integrate mine victims in society through development of household economies April 2003 - July 2003 UNICEF 31,500 $ US 31500 community members in 39 mine affected areas in Kukes, Has and Tropoja No accidents registered. 9 victims supported with 27 bees on a loan system

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Awareness of the population in mine affected areas about mine and UXO-s threat in Northeast Albania through MRE Activities To keep the communities in 39 mined areas of northern Albania constantly informed about the mines and UXO threat and to help the mine victims integrate into the society. June 2002 - February 2003 UNICEF 45,800 $ US 32000 community members in 39 mine affected villages, 6000 school children Accidents from mines reduced from 11 in 2001- 7 in 2002

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Violence in Family-Position of women in northern Albania- study To raise awareness against violation of women’s rights and to encourage participation of women in public activities March 2002 – October 2002 1. SOROS 2. American Embassy 14,000 $ US 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 distributed. 4 Round tables were organised. 2 workshops were organised. A study on the position of women was completed. A data base was created based on a questionnaire on the position of women in Kukes society in general

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“Summer Camps in Kukes, Novsej & Shishtavec” To provide recreation facilities to the most vulnerable children that did not have facilities to go to the beach or elsewhere during summer vocations July 2002 – August 2002 UNICEF 4300 $ USD 120 school children of Novosej, Kukes and Shishtavec Recreation games and summer courses were provided to 120 children.

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Awareness of the population in mine affected areas about mine and UXO-s threat in Northeast Albania through MRE Activities To keep the communities in 39 mined areas of northern Albania constantly informed about the mines and UXO threat and to help the mine victims integrate into the society. June 2001 - December 2001 UNICEF 32000 $ US About 30000 community members in 39 mine affected villages, 6000 school children in Kukes, Has and Tropoje Kept informed communities in 39 villages. Accidents reduced from 183 to 11 in mine affected villages

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Recreation Activities for Elderly Lonely Provision of Counselling and Assistance to Vulnerable lonely old groups of Kukes

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March 2001 – August 2001 ECHO through Care Albania 4400 $ US 55 elderly lonely of Kukes municipality 55 lonely old people treated through re-creation activities. Structure created for this category to raise its voice

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