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.
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.
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.
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.
This is very inspiring. Keep up the good work!
keep up the good work!
wonderful project for the future!
Our children are our best investment
Fondacioni UNE E DU KOSOVEN
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. (Albert Einstein)
Inspiring - keep up the great work!
good value, have fun kids
Ti mësojmë gjeneratat e reja ta duan dhe mbrojnë natyrën.
Ukrainian&Kenyan community in Holland supports Kosovo youth:)
Mjellma ma e mira ne TOKA :)
Keep up the good work!
Arta Avdiu Robelli
Good luck on the campaign :)
Keep up the great work!
Bashkim dhe Natyra Gjurgjeala
Penzionerat perkrahin gjeneratat e reja!
Amazing to see how far TOKA has come in such a short time. Keep up the good work, Jehona and team!
I love your program and wish you very well as you continue to grow it.
Thank you for your wirk.