KosovaIdeas: Summer Camps for Youth Empowerment
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Summer Camps for Youth Empowerment

by TOKA

Funding for this Campaign ended on 2017-05-13

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Seeking support to send underprivileged youth to summer camps run by TOKA, an NGO that provides transformative experiences to young Kosovars


Support a bright young Kosovar mind from an underprivileged community with a scholarship to a summer camp that will transform their world view and empower them to realize their full potential. 

We are asking for your support to help provide 20 awesome Kosovar youth with scholarships to attend summer camp in 2017. The cost of a scholarship for one teenage boy or girl is 200 EUR for the 7-day camp

Our summer camps combine fun with learning through experiential programs that include environmental education, leadership activities, and community service projects, to name a few. During the camps, youth have a chance to meet people from different backgrounds and spend a week away from home, developing their independence. They are encouraged to challenge themselves within the safe camp environment, and after the immersive week they come out with new friends, new skills, and a sense of empowerment.

The benefits of the summer camp experience stretch well beyond the week by providing youth with practical skills that they can continue to develop throughout their lives. TOKA’s camps are unique to Kosovo, offering youth participants a once in a lifetime opportunity

With your support, we can make the 2017 camps accessible to all, regardless of their financial situation, and can together make a positive investment in the next generation of young leaders. 

Your donation of 25 EUR will cover the costs of one day of the camp for one bright young changemaker. 

Thanks for your support!

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    Naim Robelli

    Lead Educator

    I started working with youth as a basketball trainer after I finished my studies in Agronomy. That experience made me realize what I wanted to do for the rest of my life – serve youth. I grew up in Kosovo, a country with few opportunities for youth, especially in non-formal education, and now I have the chance to help educate future generations in an innovative way. I joined TOKA in March 2016 as an educator, and am very proud that I have the opportunity to contribute towards making Kosovo a more developed and healthy society.

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    Rachel Morgan

    Program Developer and Trainer

    I am passionate about working with youth, which is why I have sought out jobs with the Boys and Girls Club, MWS Language Camps, and the Brigadoon Children’s Camp Society. I was lucky enough to attend summer camps and spend time outdoors when I was a kid – experiences that have shaped who I am today. As a result, I want to provide the same opportunities to youth in Kosovo. Originally from Canada, I have an honours degree in Political Science and International Development Studies from Dalhousie University, and I am certified in Wilderness and Mental Health First Aid.

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    Leon Gojani

    Project Assistant

    As a beneficiary of numerous of trainings and non-formal youth development, I have evolved a strong sense of appreciation for how non-profits seek to improve the quality of life for young people in Kosovo. Now, I am giving it back to the society through my work with youth. I hold a BA degree in Political Science and I am pursuing MA in EU Integration and Public Administration at University of Prishtina.

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    Jehona Gjurgjeala

    Executive Director

    After 15 years of studying and working internationally, I returned to my native Kosovo to start up TOKA – an organisation that aims to improve Kosovar society by investing in the education of its youth. I am a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and have worked with Expedia, Girl Scouts USA, Oxford Leadership Academy and International Crisis Group. My life changed when as a teenager I became active in youth work, and that’s why I am convinced that by investing in youth we shape the future of our country and the world.

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Donjeta Sahatciu

This is very inspiring. Keep up the good work!

Mentor Sahiti

keep up the good work!

Anonymous

great campaign

Anonymous

great campaign

Anonymous

wonderful project for the future!

Fidan Cerkini

Visar Jasiqi

Great Initiative.

Agron Abrashi

Our children are our best investment

Fondacioni UNE E DU KOSOVEN

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. (Albert Einstein)

valon xharra

great campaign

Anonymous

Inspiring - keep up the great work!

Arianit Dobroshi

good value, have fun kids

Malush Tullumi

Great campaign.

Anton Gjergjaj

great campaign

christoph fankhauser

great campaign

Leonora Tullumi

Ti mësojmë gjeneratat e reja ta duan dhe mbrojnë natyrën.

Anonymous

Ukrainian&Kenyan community in Holland supports Kosovo youth:)

Anonymous

Mjellma ma e mira ne TOKA :)

Lum Citaku

Keep up the good work!

Anonymous

great campaign

Arta Avdiu Robelli

Good luck on the campaign :)

Michael Warren

great campaign

Mimoza Mustafa

Yes

Anonymous

great campaign

Raymond Ross

Keep up the great work!

Rachel Sovka

Anonymous

great campaign

Bashkim dhe Natyra Gjurgjeala

Penzionerat perkrahin gjeneratat e reja!

Charuta Fadnis

Amazing to see how far TOKA has come in such a short time. Keep up the good work, Jehona and team!

Drini Xhiha

Have Fun!

Nathan Koeshall

I love your program and wish you very well as you continue to grow it.

Ariana Salaj

great campaign

Judith Stuck

Thank you for your wirk.

Mark Kosmo

great campaign

Anonymous

great campaign