CFF has implemented six phases of the project “Program for School Regeneration” in the different municipalities of the city of Shkodra and Peshkopi.
The first two stages of the program were implemented in the district of Dibra during the period February 2000 – April 2001 and November 2004 – November 2005 respectively in seven schools; elementary and high school of Muhur and Maqellare municipalities.
The third phase of this program was implemented in Shkodra, titled “Regeneration in Shkodra School”, during the period February 2006 – July 2007, where the beneficiaries of the project were two elementary school; “Ndre Mjeda” and “Deshmoret e Prishtines”.
In April 2009, was implemented the fourth phase of the program, titled ” School Regeneration in Berdica”, during November 2007 – April 2009, which this time took place in three elementary schools and high schools of Berdica Commune, respectively at “Dom Mikel Gjergji”, “Harku i Bërdicës” and “Frederik Gjoni” schools of the Shkodra district.
The fifth and sixth phase of the program titled “Reduction of school failure in Bushat” and “Reduction of school failure in Dajc and Velipoja” was implemented in Bushat, Velipoja and Dajc municipalities of Shkodra district, during the period December 2008 – June 2011, where the beneficiaries were: “Luce Agraja” in Dajc; “Nikole Zagoriani” in Velipoja and the united high school “Gjon Ndoci” in Bushat.
School Regeneration Program in all phases has been funded by AECID (AgenciaEspanoladeCooperacionInternacional para el Desarrollo) through RESCATE (Spanish NGO).
At the end of the program beneficiaries were: the abovementioned 15 schools, 300 teachers and about 5900 students who attend these schools.
CFF has build good collaboration with Local and Education authorities during all phases of the program in order to smooth the implementation of program activities
The aim of this program was to improve the quality of education according with the philosophy of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, providing community support and creating mechanisms to improve teaching methods, educational environment and creating substantial material basis for teaching and learning.
Program objectives are:
Improvement of physical infrastructure and learning environment of the schools; here with CFF has worked with community members to prioritize rehabilitation activities using transparent and efficient procurement practices in a short period of time.
Involvement of parents, students, school teachers, representatives of LA and ED to participate actively in school related issues. Through training organized by CFF, they learned to organize and design activities for school maintenance and school based activities and upgraded the capacities of students’ government and school board to collaborate with Local Authorities and other state structures in order to sustain the maintenance of their school.
Improvement of quality of teaching in the schools. CFF based on the national strategy for education approved by MoE and according the needs of school teachers select topics of teacher training and conducted teacher-training session on new methodology such as: child centre approach, critical thinking, interaction in the classroom, multiple intelligence in the classroom, class management etc. For further improvement of education quality in schools, CFF established Resource Centre’s furnished with professional literature, artistic books, didactic materials and assets that will help school teachers, students and community to build professional capacities and organize meetings and extracurricular activities shaped on their needs.
Increase community awareness on Children Rights and Child Trafficking issues. CFF established in the project schools Task Forces with the active participation of students’ government and teachers and community members. Task Forces have been the promoters of the campaign in their community. Training for capacity building on children rights and child trafficking has been organized by CFF for students’ government and teachers and social worker. A comprehensive awareness campaign involving TV spots, distribution of postersand leaflets, exhibitions and sport activities was organized in each site of the program implementation with purpose dissemination of information in these areas. Beside these activities a considerable number of community members had the opportunity to participate in summer camps and community based courses such as: hand craft, tailoring, cooking, electrician, computer and English language courses.