August 3, 2023
Himara Summer Camp: Mane Foundation & Green Coast Empower Children

The benevolent efforts of Mane Foundation and Green Coast, responding to World Vision Albania’s call for support, enabled 40 children and teens from the city of Himara and surrounding areas to embark on an entertaining experience of empowerment through a unique CSR project: the Summer Camp in Himara.

For many underprivileged children and teenagers, summer can be a time of missed opportunities and limited resources. Therefore, Mane Foundation and Green Coast came together to sponsor this transformative initiative by close CSR partner, World Vision Albania. By pooling their resources and expertise, they aimed to make a significant impact on the lives of noninvolved children and teenagers in the area. World Vision Albania, with its vast experience in supporting vulnerable communities, served as the ideal partner organization for this project. Their deep understanding of the local context and the needs of the participants ensured that the summer camp was tailored to deliver lasting benefits and positive change.

Himara Summer Camp: Themes that Inspire Growth

At the core of the Summer Camp in Himara was a noble purpose: to provide an enriching and entertaining experience for children with limited opportunities. The selected 40 participants, aged 11 to 16, were exposed to a carefully crafted program that nurtured their talents, fostered life skills, and opened their eyes to a world of possibilities. The summer camp activities were meticulously designed around various themes that touched upon critical aspects of personal and social development, such as:

  1. Digitalization: Introducing children to the fascinating world of technology, helping them embrace the digital age and explore its potential.
  2. Innovation: Encouraging creative thinking, problem-solving, and nurturing a spirit of innovation.
  3. Inclusion: Promoting an environment of diversity and understanding, where every participant feels valued and accepted for who they are.
  4. Teamwork: Instilling the value of collaboration and teamwork in achieving common goals and overcoming challenges.
  5. Self-esteem: Empowering participants to build self-confidence and believe in their unique abilities.
  6. Stereotypes and Bullying: Addressing issues of stereotypes and bullying, promoting empathy, tolerance, and respect for one another.
  7. Building Healthy Relations: Providing guidance on fostering healthy relationships with family members and peers, emphasizing communication and mutual respect.

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The Summer Camp in Himara was a fusion of interactive workshops, engaging activities, and enlightening discussions, illuminating the path towards a brighter future for underprivileged youth. Experts and facilitators guided the participants through thought-provoking sessions, encouraging them to reflect, learn, and grow together.

“By the end of the Summer Camp, we wanted to see these children and teenagers return to their communities with newfound knowledge, greater self-assurance, and a steady belief in their potential to create positive change. And I believe we achieved that, with the help of Mane Foundation and Green Coast,” said Arbi Tepelena, the representative of World Vision Albania that lead the camp’s activities.

Through partnerships with organizations like World Vision Albania, Mane Foundation, under the special care of Samir Mane, and Green Coast stand united in their commitment to empowering the next generation of change-makers.