AN OVERVIEW OF WORLD VISION ALBANIA
World Vision started working in Albania in 1999, in response to the Kosovo refugee crisis. For more than two decades, our work has been focused on transformational development and long-standing support of vulnerable children, youth and families. Children’s wellbeing is at the heart of World Vision’s work in Albania, spread across three key sectors, in protection and social inclusion, youth activism and building secure livelihoods via economic opportunities for vulnerable families.
During 2022, we have impacted the lives of over 69,610 people, among whom 49,738 children, in 123 communities in Albania. Disaster management is also a key element of our ministry in Albania as well; as World Vision we are committed to protecting the vulnerable during and after an emergency. In 2020, the country found itself in the middle of two consecutive emergencies: the aftermath of the 6.4 magnitude earthquake of November 26, 2019, and the pandemic of Covid-19. World Vision responded in a multisectorial approach to the devastating loss of Albanian families by reaching approximately 68,373 beneficiaries in 24 municipalities across the country.
Essential numbers for FY 2022:
- 69,610 beneficiaries including 49,738 children.
- 60% of beneficiaries reached were the most vulnerable children.
- 19,853 registered children.
- 20 project
- 300 local partners; schools, municipalities, NGOs
- donors; European Union, GIZ, PONT, CFCU in Montenegro, UNDP, UNICEF
- 3 integrated community-based services
- US 6.6$ annual budget from Sponsorship, Grants, Private non-Sposnsorship and Gifts in Kind
- 108 staff member
Other important themes:
World Vision Albania is recognized in community as their mobilizer and liaison with institutions and organizations on issues that affect children's lives. Together we have supported families, informed, raised awareness and advocated for the most vulnerable children.
In 2015, World Vision and Save the Children partnered to bring the first national study on the prevalence of disability and access to services for children 2 to 17 years of age. In 2017, World Vision started the "Hello" social program. This program offers visits and services for children with disabilities, in the remote areas of the country, in their homes.
What we aim for:
World Vision in an International partnership of Christian whose mission of to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of Good.
We are Christian
We are committed to the poor
We value people
We are stewards
We are partners
We are responsive