Today I’m richer, thanks to Kosovo

I left with the expectation of bringing back much more than I carried with me. Though it took my availability and willingness to learn, the opportunity to witness Save the Children’s work was something unique that I’ll remember positively for a long, long time.

PRISTINA Save the Children office - By Marcos Henriques
PRISTINA Save the Children office – By Marcos Henriques

In a new country with an unknown people and a very different reality from what I’m used to, I felt at home. We were greeted like we were part of the family.

A family of committed and professional people who give, every day, their best to help the children of Kosovo become more included and adapted, not only in school, but also in society.

GRACANICA Kralj Milutin Primary School - By Daniela Pitrez
GRACANICA Kralj Milutin Primary School – By Daniela Pitrez

We visited rehabilitation centres, schools, preschools, kindergartens. All these institutions work really close to the local communities, such as assistants, teachers and parents and especially the children. It was a big lesson for me, understanding how important it is to be able to know the community and understanding their issues to be able to work with them and make a lasting change.

GRACANICA Kralj Milutin Primary School - By Marcos Henriques
GRACANICA Kralj Milutin Primary School – By Marcos Henriques

We felt everywhere the huge effort being made in Save the Children’s work. We know it’s a long process, but undoubtedly the most effective and sustainable.

I came from Kosovo with the feeling that I left a country full of hope that is betting on the future and children.

In fact, I am richer and full of desire to share this amazing experience with everyone. And it is one of the commitments I assumed with great pleasure.

GJACOKA Zekeria Rexha Primary School - By Marcos Henriques
GJACOKA Zekeria Rexha Primary School – By Marcos Henriques
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