American Ambassador visits one of the Child Friendly Spaces

 The newly appointed American Ambassador, Yuri Kim visited one of the Child- Friendly Spaces in Manze, established by UNICEF Albania and operated by its partner Nisma per Ndryshim Shoqeror ARSIS thanks to the generous support from USAID. During her visit the Ambassador met with children and learned about emergency relief work in the areas of child protection and education.

CFS is helping to provide children with a safe place to heal, play, and improve their well-being while their families and communities begin to recover and rebuild.

UNICEF in partnership with NISMA ARSIS set up 8 child-friendly spaces including in Manëz camp and deployed a multi-disciplinary team of nearly 40 professionals comprised of psychologists, social workers, social animators and teachers who directly supported over 1400 children and parents who benefited from psycho-social activities.

In the three months since the earthquake, UNICEF in partnership with NISMA ARSIS has supported children to enjoy the right to safety, play, relax and to study together.

There are four new “Child- Friendly Spaces” fully functional in the rural areas of the Tirana region: Ndroq, Zallherr, Kashar and Baldushk – where nearly 900 families, affected by the earthquake are residing.