I knew Altin when I lived and worked in
Albania in the 1990s and he is a great guy and his sister (Aurela Pano)
lives in Worcester. He plans to be in Boston and Worcester for the
last two weeks of April if any of you would like to meet him.
Anyway, I just want to encourage people
to donate whatever they can to ALO 116 since it is obviously an
important cause to promote children's rights, provide counseling, and
protect against child abuse in Albania. You can read more of the
details on their work below and view a short video (3 minutes). For now,
their objective is to raise $4,000 in additional support for their work
If you just want to give $10, you can do that via text -- Text GIVE 10312 to 80088 to donate $10 to ALO 116- Albania National Child Helpline (ANCH).
You can also read more about ALO 116 here -- http://www.alo116.al/node/46 -- the top of the page is Albanian, scroll down for English if you prefer
it is a bit too early to judge, but perhaps MAASBESA will also explore
ways to work together with the Children's Human Rights Centre of Albania
on these issues and help to raise money in the future.
Please forward this email to others.