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Humans of OriginAL: The migration story of Ilaria Kastrati’s family

In post-communist Albania, it was impossible to build a life with dignity. That’s why my parents decided to leave Albania. Following the fall of communism, people were tired and disappointed by the virtues that aspired to communism and returned to the worship of anarchy, corruption, and money – thus losing any sense of identity. The …

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Newsletter: Join our 50 OriginAL Ambassadors and Just Say Yes

In the past week, the Global Albanians Foundation and Germin have recruited 50 OriginAL Fundraising Ambassadors for Giving Tuesday November 29th.  Can you help us get to 100?  Just reply YES and we’ll do the rest. Are you wondering what you will do? Why should you do this? What impact you will have?  You will help: We …

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The OriginAL JOURNEY

Our OriginAL journey ended on Monday, August 22nd. From August 10 to 22, 40 young people born or raised in the diaspora had the opportunity to visit the most important cultural and historical places in Kosovo and Albania. This program included participants from Kosovo and Albania, with the sole purpose of introducing diaspora youth to …

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GERMIN AND GAF LAUNCH THE “ORIGINAL” PROGRAM IN TIRANA

In a gala event, on Friday, May 6 in Tirana, the program ‘OriginAL’ was launched by the organization “GERMIN” and the “Global Albanians Foundation” (GAF). The event was attended by over 80 representatives of local and international institutions, the business community and civil society. The successes of GERMIN were presented to the audience, and above …

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Volunteering Experience

The main goal of OriginAL is to educate diaspora youth about Albanian culture. There’s no better way to learn than volunteering activities. This experience will open your eyes to new perspectives on history, from arts and crafts to singing Albanian folklore and feeling ethnic in traditional costumes, it doesn’t get more Albanian than this!

Rugova

Rugova is a mountain region located to the northwest of the city of Peja. Rugova is a suitable region for hiking, skiing, mountaineering, paragliding, and picnics. With its breathtaking landscape Rugova is rich with caves, waterfalls, high peaks and tunnels.

Berat

The town of Berat is known for its historic architecture and scenery and is known as the “Town of a Thousand Windows”, due to the many large windows of the old decorated houses overlooking the town. It is unclear whether it really means “Thousand” or “One over Another” windows.

Get ready! / Bëhuni gati!

Application will open on May 25th, 2022.

Aplikimi hapet më datë 25 Maj, 2022.