Albania Donates - Christmas baskets for children with disabilities.

On 23.12.2013 in Gjallica Hotel ALB -AID Organization organized the event "Celebrating like everyone else - Christmas Baskets for children with disabilities" of Kukes municipality.

In the framework of the International Day of Human Rights on Dec. 5, 2013, the OSCE Presence in Albania honored with Year Award Mr. Jonuz Kola and Mr. Fadil Shehu for their contribution to the promotion of human rights, in particular the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities and victims of landmines.

Within Albania Donates initiative, Mr. Jonuz Kola the amount accompany this prize has made available to over 70 children with disabilities of Kukes municipality to purchase the basket with gifts for the holidays and year-end in order to enable them to celebrate together as everyone else. Mr. Fadil Shehu put his fund at the disposal of Kukes Regional Hospital for the purchase of materials for prostheses.

Mr. Robert Wilton - Deputy / Ambassador of the OSCE Presence in Albania, Mr. Ibsen Elezi - President of Kukes Region and Mr. Besian Mata - Director of State Social Services of Kukes honored this event with their presence who stressed the importance of protecting the rights of persons with disabilities and their integration into society.

County President appreciated the cooperation that Kukes Regional Council has with ALB - AID Organization and promised that these initiatives will be supported even in the future.
Invited artists gave a short program and gifts were distributed to present children at the end of the activity.