KODEF Charity Gala in Prishtina – Follow Up!

By: Albina Makolli    February 4, 2015

Kosovo is still built upon the tradition that the young family members take care of the elderly. Yet, there are cases when elderly people have no one, in which case the Prishtina elderly home provides shelter for them. With the aim of helping the elderly house in Prishtina, the Kosovar-German Friendship Association (KODEF) held a charity gala in September 2014.

Thanks to local Kosovars, Diaspora members, private attendees from the German embassy and members of the German armed forces in Kosovo, KODEF was able to gather 4000 euros, out of which a professional dish washer for 2292,10 Euros was purchased and successfully built into the elderly home’s kitchen. One might think that the elderly people have other urgencies, but the hygienic condition in the kitchen should not be underestimated. From the remaining money, the German Embassy, GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and the company Bavaria SHPK will paint the elderly home. The German armed forces in Kosovo volunteered to renovate and built new wardrobes for the home.

Picture: ZERI. KODEF donation of professional dish washer to the elderly home.

Picture: ZERI. KODEF donation of professional dish washer to the elderly home.

Click here to read more about this donation in one of Kosovo’s news platform.

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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