Our History

We have been working in Albania since 1999, earning a reputation for delivering quality programs for children and establishing strong and influential relationships with government and civil society networks.
Save the Children programs cover Basic Education and Early Childhood Care and Development, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Health and Nutrition and Humanitarian, implemented in 10 districts of Albania, both urban and rural areas.

In recent years, Albania has created many new laws and policies and Save the Children is well placed to provide practical tools and real field experience to support the government in implementing these to achieve results at scale.

Save the Children has a Country Program Strategy covering the period 2016-2018. Our overall strategic goal is to ensure that all children survive, learn and can be protected. We will focus on reaching the most deprived and marginalised children, who are too often excluded due to poverty, geography, gender, ethnicity or disability. Significant results for children have been achieved in our priority thematic areas and we are working to achieve lasting changes for children of Albania in the longer term.

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