Development of business training for WEE Simple is finalized

WEE SIMPLE is the third and final component of the Women Energy Entrepreneurs-WEE, designed to support and encourage women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses through a more efficient use of energy.  Women Energy Entrepreneurs-WEE is part of the broader Women in Energy Program implemented by Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) supported by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).  

Within this component business trainings, which are implemented by Help Kosovo, have been successfully conducted. The trainings were held during the period December 2021-February 2022, for beneficiaries of the following municipalities: Prishtinë, Prizren, Gjakovë, Ferizaj, Podujevë, Gjilan, Fushë Kosovë, Graçanica and Mitrovica North.  

The training program lasted 2 (two) training days and consisted of topics that are crucial for business owners to succeed namely, Entrepreneurship Concept and Best Practices, Canvas Business Model, Strategic and Marketing Planning, Financial Planning and Tax System in Kosovo, Business Registration in Kosovo, and Environmental Health and Safety. The participants have played an integral role in the trainings by actively participating in discussions and conducting various business analysis to adapt to the market demands.  

The training program has been facilitated by the Organization for Socio-Economic Stability (OSES) to conduct, monitor and supervise the development of the training. 

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More than 230 grants are awarded to women entrepreneurs in energy

Contracts were signed with the beneficiaries from the Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) within the component of the Women Entrepreneurs in Energy Program (WEE) implemented by Help Mission in Kosovo.

WEE SIMPLE is the third and final component of the Women Energy Entrepreneurs-WEE, designed to support and encourage women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses through a more efficient use of energy.  Women Energy Entrepreneurs-WEE is part of the broader Women in Energy Program implemented by Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) supported by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

The pilot grant scheme was initially implemented in the following municipalities: Ferizaj, Fushë Kosovë, Gjakovë, Gjilan, Graçanicë, North Mitrovicë, Podujevë, Prishtinë and Prizren.

This component is designed for new businesses with bright ideas, limited funding, or less advanced social groups, with investment needs of up to € 3,000, including own contribution.

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Correctional Center for Women in Lipjan supported by Help Kosovo

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Some of the prisoners have been living behind the bars of the women’s prison in Lipjan for more than a decade. Each of them has different reasons for staying here.

While serving their sentences, prisoners have the opportunity to receive training in various trades at the same time.

Out of about 40 convicts in the Women’s Correctional Center in Lipjan, 8 of them are currently undergoing training in making filigree jewellery.

B.H is one of the convicts who has been engaged in this training, and who is very much enjoying the handicraft he is learning inside the prison. But according to her, such activities are lacking in prisons.

She hopes that the craft she is learning here will serve her when she goes abroad, and turn it into a profession for her future.

The filigree coach, Bashkim Tejeci, shows that the interest in learning this craft has been beyond his expectations. He and two other coaches travel from Prizren to the women’s prison twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays.

He adds that some women in the beginning were not so enthusiastic about this opportunity, but now they are all trying to do the job properly and create their own filigree work.

In addition to the craft of filigree, trainings are being held for informatics and technology, and due to the small space, each group has 5 convicts.

Convicts who complete the training will be provided with a certificate from the Vocational Training Center.

Director of the Women’s Correctional Center in Lipjan, Fatlinda Mustafa, says that the center constantly have trainings of various trades.

She points out that convicts constantly have requests for training to be increased and to have their own variety, but as a result of the pandemic, not all of them have been feasible.

Through these trainings, the women held in this center will be enabled to develop their activities through vocational training and in the cultivation of the filigree craft. It will also increase their chances of getting a job after their release.

The training will be held for 1 year and it is supported by the organization “Help Kosovo”, which has provided the equipment to implement the I.T. training.

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Information about applicants within SOE05

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Për aplikuesit për grante të vitit 2021 nga komunat Klinë, Malishevë, Rahovec, Skënderaj, Dragash, Kamenicë dhe Shtime në kuadër të projektit “Fuqizimi socio-ekonomik i Ballkanit Perëndimor”.

Njoftojmë se vlerësimi në fazën e parë do të zbatohet gjatë muajve Janar-Shkurt 2022 dhe vlerësimi në fazën e dytë në teren do të zbatohet në Mars-Prill 2022.

Në Klinë do të ofrohen së paku 30 grante, Malishevë – 25, Rahovec – 25, Skënderaj – 20, Dragash – 20, Kamenicë – 20 dhe Shtime – 20.

Ky projekt financohet nga Qeveria Gjermane dhe komunat partnere ndërsa zbatohet nga organizata Help Kosovo.

Përkrahja do t’u ofrohet grupeve të cënueshme shoqërore përfshirë këtu gratë, të rinjt, anëtarët e komuniteteve jo-shumicë, personave me aftësi të kufizuara etj.

Suksese të gjithë aplikuesve.

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For applicants for grants of 2021 from the municipalities of Klina, Malisheva, Rahovec, Skënderaj, Dragash, Kamenica and Shtime within the project “Socio-economic empowerment of the Western Balkans”.

We announce that the evaluation in the first phase will be implemented during the months January-February 2022 and the evaluation in the second phase in the field will be implemented in March-April 2022.

At least 30 grants will be offered in Klina, Malisheva – 25, Rahovec – 25, Skënderaj – 20, Dragash – 20, Kamenica – 20 and Shtime – 20.

This project is funded by the German Government and partner municipalities and implemented by Help Kosovo.

Support will be provided to vulnerable social groups including women, youth, members of non-majority communities, people with disabilities, etc.

Success to all applicants.

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Job opportunities at Help Mission in Kosovo

Help-Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe is announcing a job opening for the following position:

FIELD OFFICER (2) in Prishtina

for “Socio-economic empowerment of the Western Balkans” project 

Field Officer is responsible for tasks related to the selection of clients (grant beneficiaries), procurement process, communication with counterparts involved in the project, implementation, and evaluation in accordance with the existing regulation and Donor requirements. Involvement into the project site monitoring, and regular reporting to the Country Director.

Duties:

  • Clients’ selection and socio-economic assessment
  • Conducting procurement procedures
  • Project activity reporting and documenting
  • Generate reports and data analysis for program
  • Problem-solve complex grant scenarios
  • Work with finance to generate reporting required for compliance
  • Contribute to PR for the overall organization’s project
  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor

Requirements:

Field Officer will be motivated by a passion for the Help’s mission and a drive for continuous learning and improvement. Will be an analyst, and problem solver with exacting standards and an eye towards creativity and innovation. This role requires an individual who can balance strong attention to detail and analytical skills with an engaging, consultative, relationship-focused approach to working with people. Candidates should be exceptionally strong written and oral communicators, great listeners, and network builders.

  • Educational level – minimum university degree
  • Previous experience in humanitarian organization with similar scope of work / with some knowledge or background in nonprofits or grantmaking
  • Fluency speaking and writing in Albanian and English language, German an added value
  • PC and internet literate
  • Active driver status and possession of own vehicle is mandatory

Please send an email referring to job title in the subject line along with a resume and one-page cover letter explaining your interest and how your skills and work experience fit the position to jobs@help-kosovo.org

Deadline: 12th January 2021 at 17:00

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only candidates that are short listed for interviews will be notified.

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Survey on Help supported clients (Sep 2021)

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Hulumtimi është realizuar nga zyrtarët e terrenit të Help Kosovo (Adem Sylejmani, Antigona Krasniqi, Gent Saraçi, Rrezart Shala dhe Valon Hyseni) ku janë anketuar 910 klientë të përzgjedhur nga metodologjia e rastit, ndërsa të dhënat janë përpunuar nga ekspertet e jashtme Gentiana Buçaj dhe Erona Hajdari të cilat kanë qenë praktikante në Organizatën Help Kosovo. Nën secilën tabelë është vendosur një përshkrim i shkurtër rreth rezultateve te paraqitura.

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The research was conducted by field officers of Help Kosovo where 910 clients were selected and surveyed from the random methodology, while the data were processed by external experts Gentiana Buçaj and Erona Hajdari who were previously engaged as interns at Help Kosovo. Below each table is a brief description of the results presented.

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25 years of Help in South East Europe

Together we are creating opportunities

Help can now look back on 25 years of work in South East Europe and on a period of the most intense need caused by violent conflicts, but also on years of hope and successes in sustainable development.

Unfortunately, reconciliation within and between the individual states in South East Europe remains a challenge, ethnic minorities are excluded, many young people have no prospects, and rapprochement with the EU and its values is proceeding only slowly. In addition to this, the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic are clearly revealing the fragility of these states. It is vitally important that we remain committed to promoting stability in South East Europe and hence to promoting people’s protection, safety and self-determination.

https://www.help-ev.de/informieren/ueber-uns/meilensteine/25-jahre-in-suedosteuropa

Under the motto of our anniversary, “Together for Tomorrow”, we are therefore calling on states, civil society, business and every individual to stand up for people’s well-being.

We can live together in peaceful coexistence only if we take responsibility for each other and act collaboratively.

Help focuses on the following key operational areas in the context of its South East Europe strategy. Environmental protection and innovation always feed into them as crosscutting issues, especially in the context of economic development.

Donate for South East Europe: Together for Tomorrow

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  • This brochure will give you an insight into the success story of Help in South East Europe. We especially thank the local teams, our sponsors and supporters as well as the beneficiaries who share their stories with us. Knowing that we are all working together gives us the courage to continue. Enjoy reading!
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Farmers Logbook compiled by Help Mission in Kosovo

Dear farmers,

The realization of this work diary is made possible by the Help Kosovo organization and we hope that this book will serve the farmers in a useful way. Help in Kosovo provides social and economic assistance to people vulnerable to poverty and negative social phenomena.
The overall aim of the projects implemented by Help is to support sustainable development and stability in certain areas, with a focus on economic empowerment which are supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the German Government and implemented by the Kosovo office of the Help organization– Hilf zur Selbsthilfe.

Keeping records is a topic that few farmers care about discussing or practicing. However, it is becoming a critical and very important task in agriculture. As agriculture becomes more commercialized, farmers should strive to be confident about the performance of their farms at all times. This is difficult to achieve if a farmer does not keep a record of financial transactions and other activities that take place on the farm. Regardless of the record-keeping methodology, the best system is one in which all expenses and income are recorded at the correct time and manner.

 

 

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Farm visits for Help clients of 2020

Organizata Help Kosovo ka zbatuar vizitat konsultative tek klientët/përfituesit në lëminë e Bujqësisë, që kanë përfituar nga skemat e granteve të Help gjatë vitit 2020.
Qëllimi i këtyre vizitave është vlerësimi i nevojave dhe njohurive të fermerëve, duke krijuar një pasqyrë të situatës në terren dhe duke ofruar këshilla profesionale për mbarvajtjen e kulturave bujqësore.
Help Kosovo has implemented consultative visits to clients / beneficiaries in the field of Agriculture, who have benefited within Help grant schemes during 2020.
The purpose of these visits is to assess the needs and knowledge of farmers, by creating an overview of the situation on the ground and providing professional advice on the development of agricultural crops.
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