Workshop, consultation and debate for Out of School Children

Tirana, 27 January 2016

Workshop, consultation and debate

Out of School Children- Phase II

Observatory for Children’s Rights, Ministry of Education and Sports in partnership with UNICEF Albania, have realized the Workshop, consultation and debate in the framework of the initiative “Every child in school”.

“Out of school children”, an initiative of MoES, in partnership with UNICEF is implemented by the Observatory for Children’s Rights. This initiative started in 2013 and was followed by the Observatory for Children’s Rights from 2014 onward, with the aim of identifying and registering in school all children of compulsory education age as well as preventing school leave by children who are at risk of dropping out. This initiative aims to establish adequate mechanisms that facilitate the attendance of school from every child of compulsory school age till 9 grade.

This Workshop has collected together representatives of Regional Education Directories, Education Officces, MoES specialists, as well as other experts tasked with collecting data for the registration and keeping the children in school enrollment, in Albania.

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Information about the floods occurring in Albania during January 2016

Recommendations and debates on National Action Plan for Children 2012-2015

The beginning of school year 2015-2016

Free textbooks distribution and debate for basic needs of Roma and Egyptian children for the school year 2015-2016

Diber Observatory – November 15, 2011

COMMENTS ABOUT THE DRAFT: PLAN OF ACTION 2010 – 2015 ON THE NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR CHILDREN

The Observatory office of Children’s Rights – Shkoder has organized roundtable discussions with local actor’s to inform them about the Draft – “Plan of Action 2011 – 2015 on the National Strategy for Children” formulated by MOLSAEO ( Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities). Moreover the Observatory has taken into account the actor’s opinion regarding this draft. Some of the Local Institutions that participated in the discussion about the plan of action were:  RSSD ( Regional Social Services Directorate ) – Diber, Prefecture of Diber, ‘’ Voice 16+’’ – Diber, Protection Unit of Children’s Rights – Diber, World Vision, Partner for Children’s and the Observatory for Children’s Rights. The Institutions expressed their opinion about some possible improvements in the Draft–Plan of Action:

  • The Local Units’ structures should act as a center of information for issues regarding Children’s Rights .
  • ‘’ Children in Risk ‘’ cases should be considered periodically  and concrete measures must be taken .
  • The role of students’ Governments at school should be enhanced by finances coming from the Local Units.
  • CPU should be established in all Local Units.
  • Anti – Traffic Regional Table conferences should enlarge the focus of their goal in order to include all the issues that harm children’s rights, since they are one of the groups most in need.
  • To increase security inside schools through establishing observative camera systems.
  • The structures of local businesses that offer services for children should be monitored carefully for their quality of services and the security of children.
  • Creating opportunities in Communes where children can express their abilities and skills, like for example the creation of youth centers or alternative similar structures.
  • Increasing the importance of parents role and other structures at schools in order to safeguard a continuous and efficient collaboration between families and the school, in the best interest of the children.