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Diakonie Kosova’s Oikumene: A video

Following the request from the Rheinische Landeskirche Düsseldorf, we have prepared an Oikumene video. The Oikumene refers to the working together of different religions’ denominations. This video is a tribute to the interreligious tolerance of our organization. In Diakonie Kosova we have Muslims, Dervish, Orthodox and Protestants. The unity and cooperation among all, is a hallmark of our work and mission. We are happy to share with…

Visit of the Delegation from the Evangelic Regional Church in Rhineland

This week a delegation from the Evangelic Regional Church in Rheinland/Germany visited Diakonie Kosova. This institution has helped us in many of our projects with significant donations that sent our work forward.     They stayed with us for 6 days, and during this time they visited our units, some of our clients, and saw some cities in Kosovo.  The delegation from Evangelische Kirche im…

Austrian and Swiss KFOR members visit Diakonie Kosova

Last Thursday, we were pleased to welcome in visit members from the Austrian and Swiss contingents of KFOR. During the visit, they were shown the work of Diakonie Kosova, our philosophy, and our activities. The delegation, led by HSG Deputy Commander  Colonel Otmar Fasching – visited many of our units. They closely saw the Diakonie Training Center, the farm (a working place for people with…

Diakonie Training Center is part of the EU project – Vet 2 Vet

Since  2020 we are part of one EU project (Vet  2 Vet) with educational and vocational training centers in eight European states. Italy Finland Netherlands Slovenia Croatia Bosnia and Herzegovina Montenegro Kosovo  The idea of the project is that all partners  (teachers and students) should learn from each other and find the best practice. From 21.03.2022 till 25.03.22 the delegation from the Diakonie Training Center…

The Psycho-Social Center organizes the clinical supervision for trauma therapy

The Psycho-Social Center for Trauma Therapy has organized the subsequent clinical supervision for the long-term trauma therapy training. The supervisor was Mrs. Xhevahire Balaj, a highly experienced psychologist and trauma therapist. As previously, we offered the supervision both for the Albanian and Serbian mental health professionals. On the 17th of March the supervision was held with the Albanian group, and on the 22nd with the Serbian group.…

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Visit of Mrs. Annalena Baerbock, German Minister for Foreign Affairs

Mrs. Annalena Baerbock ,the German minister of foreign affairs, visited Mitrovica on 11 March 2022. On the bridge over the river Iber ( Austerlitz bridge ) in Mitrovica, she met the Mayors of South and North Mitrovica and two members of NGO-s.     Delegation crossing the bridge The chairman of Diakonie Kosova, Mr.Bernd Baumgarten informed the minister about the different diakonical activities in Mitrovica. Her…

Internal Training: Improving knowledge and skills on grant application

We often apply to different organizations and foundations for grants the application procedures became over the years more and more sophisticated, from 03.02.22-04.03.22 we have trained with Heidrun Gilde to improve our knowledge and skills for applications. Heidrun Gilde is now the third time in Kosovo we really appreciate her high social and professional competencies. All participants are fully concentrated on the topic. At the…

The Mayor Mr. Hamza welcomed the director of DTC Mr.Bernd Baumgarten in a meeting.

The Mayor, Bedri Hamza, today welcomed in a meeting the director of “Diakonie Training Center” in Mitrovica, Mr. Bernd Baumgarten. The possibility of cooperation between the Municipality of Mitrovica with the organization “Diakonie Training Center” for the implementation of projects related to the professional development of young people was discussed during this meeting. The Mayor, Mr. Hamza, expressed his gratitude to the DTC for the…

RAE children in Fushë Kosova decorate for Christmas

In Diakonie’s office in the town of Fushë Kosova we organized activities with children for the holiday season. Children from the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities decorating the Christmas tree in Diakonie’s office. Due to poverty, the children from the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian (RAE) minorities of this area, seldom get to experience the joy of decorating for Christmas. Therefore, together with our psychologist, they…

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