Establish services to protect children from abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation through the operation of the Multifunctional Community Centre, Municipality Unit No. 7 in Tirana

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Country/partner countries

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
ARSIS - Social Organization for the Support of Youth - Albania Branch
Address : Rr. Sulejman Delvina; Pall. Moskat 3; Shk.5; Ap.28; Tirana Albania
Telephone : +355 4 22 49 879
Office mobile: 00355 69 52 72 948
Fax/e-mail : +355 4 22 49 879,;
Contact person : Zini Kore, Acting Director

Project information – start and end date (if available)
20.11.2001. - 20.12.2004.

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
To provide protective and integrating multidimensional services towards street involved children, children from most vulnerable strata and for their families at the Centre, in the street and community. This includes provision of protection and reintegrating programs for children victims of trafficking, all sorts of exploitation, abuse, neglect and children involved in criminal acts and felonies through case management mechanism or referral to appropriate service providers.
Running a multifunctional social centre for street involved children, children in vulnerable situation. In the location where the Centre is situated the provided services are entirely lacking or are very weak. Support towards families, mothers, other family members; a list of services in the community.

Results of the project
The implementation of the activities is going according to the project goal and its objectives. Many unregistered children have been registered in the National Civil Status. The daily centre has provided services to approximately 500 children in two years of functioning; 70 children daily. The centre has been part of many round tables, campaings, advocacy activities, provided its input in drafting laws and bylaws regarding child protection and child rights. The centre is a key actor on Anti trafficking Issues, by implementing a pilot service, appointing a social worker at Kapshtica Border pass to identify victims of trafficking. The centre provides services using innovative methods Dynamo/Ludobus and Mobile School during its outreach work.

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
All beneficiaries: 488
Roma beneficiaries: 394
Romani women beneficiaries: 212

Sources of funding
Caritas Albania