KODEF: Charity Gala in Prishtina

By: Albina Makolli    September 15, 2014

The newly established Kosovar-German Friendship Association (KODEF) will  be holding a Charity Gala at the Swiss Diamond Hotel on September 20th. The Association was established by enthusiastic individuals who live and work in Kosovo, and were also joined by members of the diaspora.

Their aim is to support neglected groups in Kosovo and the nursing home was selected as a starting point. The Association plans to provide the home with basic supplies such as bed sheets, cleaning supplies, wall paint, etc. Thus Donations will be used to improve the conditions of the nursing home in Prishtina.In addition to voluntary donations, the Association will be holding an auction.

The Gala will also be honored by the support of the well known football players Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri who will be connected to the event online.President Atifete Jahjaga is also expected to come. The Gala will be broadcasted on RTK.

By participating, one contributes towards making this project possible. The entrance fee is 65,- Euro per person, with this price including: four-course menu, local wines as well as the entertainment.

Dress Code: smart casual.

Please confirm your participation by 17th September 2014 via e-mail: [email protected]

Please, keep in mind that the number of participants is limited.

Albina Makolli

Albina Makolli is a blog contributor. She fled Kosovo when she was four; she grew up in Germany. Albina received her under graduate degree in European studies, and then continued with a graduate program in Public Policy and Human Development at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance. Within the framework of her graduate program she specialized in Migration studies. Last summer (2012), Albina visited Kosovo for the purpose of conducting research for her Master thesis. The data that she gathered helped her to learn more about young Kosovars’ emigration plans and concerns about their country’s economic development. This summer she returned to Kosovo to work for the IOM and UNDP joint project 'Diaspora Engagement in Economic Development'. The purpose of the study is to facilitate and incentivise Diaspora investments in Kosovo.

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