UDH in Gramsh

  Project title

Day Centre for disabled children


Gramsh, Albania

  Starting point

In Gramsh, a town in an albanian rural area, the soils in the region were reported to be contaminated with lead, leading to an increase in the number of people with disabilities.

   About the project

ASED has taken over the renovation of the premises provided by the Municipality, equipped them and run the Centre during the first 12 months. ASED provided the educational and administrative resources during this period. Since March 1, 2011, this Day Centre welcomes a dozen children and adolescents during the day, allowing them to develop their abilities in an environment that is pleasant and adapted to their needs. For the first time, they leave their homes to benefit from educational support from a professional structure. They work in particular on practical autonomy, socialization and communication. From a school point of view, they are taught writing, calculating etc.

Five people are employed in the Centre: three qualified educators, a housekeeper and a driver. In addition, training activities for specialized teachers and parents are provided by the Vlora Special Education Section. These are accompanied by outreach efforts in the city of Gramsh and in schools, which fundamentally changes the vision of society for people with disabilities and pedagogical methods.