The education system reflects the organization of the society and its most sensitive values. Albania is passing a deep crisis and this is mostly reflected in the education system. The political and economic crises, the poverty, the different opportunities between urban communities and villages, the drugs, the prostitution and the organized crime are factors that affected in our education system.
Twenty-eight percent of children in Albania live in poor families that get economic assistance. Currently one in three children lives in extreme poverty, but only one of them get the treatment service. Over 50,000 children are forced to work. The real poverty’s statistics in Albania say that there is about 40% of the population in extreme conditions. In isolated areas it is over 50% of population. Measured in the context of commerce the real poverty is over 62%, the highest in the region. Albania is one of the lowest countries for the gender equality index, in the same levels with Zimbabwe, Lebanon, Cambodia and Bangladesh. The Albanian women and girls are faced with poverty and unemployment more than men. Gender discrimination is present everywhere in our country.
We believe in the inexhaustible energy of people. We believe in the transformative and creative power of every Albanian. We want to build a society where the energy, creativity and the struggle of each one of us, will find space to come true, by providing public services for people in need. The mission of the “Different Weekend” is to provide for every Albanian citizen the opportunity to make charity and to express goodness in function of society.
“Different Weekend” aims to achieve this mission by developing the highest standards of education, including correctly evaluated procedures. “Different Weekend” wants to sign an agreement with policy to build new schools. These schools must be in European standards with professional teachers and professional inspection.
“Education is the most powerful weapon to fight the poverty.”