Launching the “Youth4Change” clubs in religious community & public high schools

During October and November 2021 the project ‘Engaging communities in civic education in Albania’ has successfully set up ‘Youth4Change’ clubs with students from six religious community and public high schools who will work together to tackle different problems in their communities and come up with proposals for their solution. The list of schools engaged in the project this year includes:

  1. “Liria” Meddresse of the Muslim community, Elbasan
  2. “Kostandin Kristoforidhi” public high school, Elbasan
  3. “Protagonistët” non-public high school of the Orthodox Comunity Tirana
  4. “H. Mahmud Dashi” Medresse of the Muslim Community Tirana
  5. “Haxhi Sheh Shamia” Medresse of the Muslim Community Shkodra
  6. “H. Mustafa Varoshi” Medresse of Muslim Community, Durrës

In conclusion of the first phase of the project, ‘Youth4Change’ in all schools clubs have consensually agreed on the problems they will address. In their joint project this year the students of the ‘Youth4Change’ clubs in “Liria” Meddresse of the Muslim community, Elbasan, and those of “Kostandin Kristoforidhi” public high school, Elbasan will work together with “Blackmail and hate language among youth in social media’

In Tirana, the students of the ‘Youth4Change’ clubs in the “Protagonistët” non-public high school of the Orthodox community and those of the “H. Mahmud Dashi” Medresse of the Muslim community will work together to address ‘Exploitation of child labor in Albania’ . The members of ‘Youth4Change’ clubs in the “H. Mustafa Varoshi” Medresse of Muslim community, Durrës will focus on ‘Life for children with special needs in their residence in Durrës’. In Shkodra, the students of the ‘Youth4Change’ club in “Haxhi Sheh Shamia” Medresse of the Muslim Community chose to deal with ‘The impact of social media on student’s career choices.

In the opening event organized via Zoom on 23 November, all ‘Youth4Change’ club members from all schools got together to share the reasons for the problems they have chosen to address, provide arguments and evidence to support their choices, and discuss the future steps.