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Call for Applications for the #Shkëndija Program

January 27 - February 20

Are you a citizen, group, or organization eager to improve life in the community? Do you have an unwavering passion to drive change in the communities where you live? The #Shkëndija Program is looking for active individuals and organizations ready to increase their impact and reform communities!

The #Shkëndija program is not just a program; it’s a culture of activism and advocacy. It’s a year-long journey that offers spaces and opportunities to develop concrete activism or advocacy initiatives. We are looking for activists who want to advance their initiatives and achieve tangible results. Join us for a year-long journey of empowerment, growth, and impact!

What support does the #Shkëndija program provide?

Support from the #Shkëndija program includes:

1 – Workshops on topics crucial for activism and advocacy, including: (a) activism, community organizing, and advocacy; (b) development of activism skills through investigative journalism techniques; (c) how to collaborate and use traditional and alternative media; etc. Through these workshops, participants will have the opportunity to understand in practice the process of conceptualizing, formulating, implementing, and monitoring an initiative.

These workshops will be conducted by the #Shkëndija program team in collaboration with highly knowledgeable and experienced experts in the focus areas of the workshops.

2 – Ongoing support with guidance, counseling, knowledge, as well as direct involvement in essential processes. This process will be extended over time throughout the year and aims to create the necessary conditions to further grow the initiative.

3 – Provision of essential equipment or services for the initiative’s progress, for the most engaged and dedicated participants of the program.

Who can apply?

• You have a clear Initiative related to the community where you live;

• You can clearly articulate the positive change you aim to achieve.

• You are willing to commit to the workshops and mentorship processes outlined in the program;

How can you apply?

Are you ready to join us?

Apply to become part of the #Shkëndija program by February 20, 2024, by filling out this registration form: https://forms.gle/B49PaYdQh3PrB8nCA

For more information, contact us at: [email protected] and [email protected]. Visit www.shkëndija.org to discover more about the #Shkëndija program over the years.

Key Dates:

Application Period: January 27, 2024 – February 20, 2024

Announcement of Selection: February 29, 2024

Program Start: March 2024