The Center for Empowerment and Protection of Children in Street Situations opens in Nashec


The Center for Empowerment and Protection of Children in Street Situation was inaugurated today in the village of Nashec, Prizren. This center, which will provide services to children in street situations and those in need of protection, is the result of close cooperation between Terre des hommes-Kosovo, the Municipality of Prizren, the Embassy of Japan in Kosovo, the EU Office in Kosovo, and UNICEF.

The Nashec Center will offer a wide range of services and activities for vulnerable children in street situations. During a roundtable organized on the occasion of its inauguration, the director of Terre des hommes Kosovo, Pajtim Zeqiri, presented a comprehensive overview of the Nashec Center, outlining the range of essential services it will provide, with a primary focus on the beneficiaries: children and their families.

Mayor of Prizren, Shaqir Totaj addressed the provision of institutional support, which will be crucial for the success of the Center.

On behalf of the Japanese Embassy, Mr. Keisuke Yamanaka spoke about the support provided by his government for this project.

Mr. Tomas Szunyog, the representative of the EU in Kosovo, spoke about the European bloc's commitment to addressing social issues with the aim of improving the well-being of vulnerable children and their communities.

Mrs. Nona Zicherman, the director of the UNICEF Office in Kosovo, expressed UNICEF's commitment to ensuring that direct social services reach vulnerable children and families in street situations.

Participants in this roundtable engaged in a discussion with the children and families who will benefit from the services of this center. Given the needs of at-risk children and their best interests, the functioning of the Center aims to bridge the gap in service provision for all categories of children. Service delivery will be comprehensive, child-oriented, and holistic.