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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…

RAE children in Prizren learn stabilization techniques

In Diakonie Kosova’s office in Prizren, our psychologist has held stabilization group activities with children from the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian (RAE) minorities. A stabilization group activity refers to a weekly meeting with children, where they learn ways to cope with stressful situations and negative emotions. This activity was organized and carried out in cooperation with NGO “Concordia”. During the last activity planned, a dance…

Lectures in school about trauma and its impact

The Psycho-Social Center for Trauma Therapy has held lectures in schools about trauma and its impact. The lectures were provided for teachers in primary schools, mainly in the municipality of Skënderaj. The lecture about trauma and its impact in the school of Makërmal, Skënderaj. The purpose of these visits was to train teachers to recognize the signs of trauma in children. This contributes in early…

Trauma therapy training module: Rescuing the inner child

Diakonie Kosova continues to be the only organization providing capacity building for mental health professionals for trauma therapy. From the 13th to the 17th of December, we organized the 7th module of the long-term trauma therapy training. The technique “Rescuing the Inner Child”, which was the topic of the training, is an evidence-based method and a very important step in trauma treatment. The trainer was…

Medical service in the RAE neighborhood in Fushë Kosova

In Diakonie’s office in Fushë Kosova, our doctor and nurse are continually providing free medical check-ups for the minority people of this area. This area consists of the biggest neighborhood of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian (RAE) communities in Kosovo with around 5000 inhabitants. Previously they did not have access to medical care within the neighborhood.  Diakonie’s doctor and nurse providing a medical check-up in Fushë…

The Psycho-Social Center for Trauma Therapy Diakonie Kosova has organized a clinical supervision for mental health professionals

In October, the Psycho-Social Center for Trauma Therapy Diakonie Kosova has organized a clinical supervision for mental health professionals. The supervision follows trauma therapy training modules and it is an important part of the long-term training program. The supervision was led by Mrs. Xhevahire Balaj, a well-experienced therapist in trauma therapy. Two groups of mental health professionals, Albanian and Serbian, attended this session in Diakonie…

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