New and improved
7,500 students will benefit from the restored education facilities, not only to continue their education, but also engage in arts and sports events with their friends and teachers — this time in brand-new premises.
The construction of the new educational facilities will not only be resistant to future earthquakes as per Eurocode 8, but will also meet European standards concerning renewable energy, green spaces, running water, hygienic facilities, sports facilities, internet coverage and what’s most important — provision of accessibility for students and other people with special needs.
The affected communities will benefit from more disaster-resilient infrastructure and systems with higher standards, meaning children can freely pursue their studies without fear of being subjected to a similar trauma. And all the necessary measures will be place to safeguard the safety, well-being and education of students, teachers and school personnel.
Large classrooms, green spaces, sports facilities, security fences, ad heating and cooling systems are but a few among the many requests coming from children and communities. The schools they want will soon be a tangible reality.
The “EU4Schools” Programme is funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP in Albania. The recovery interventions are accompanied by mid- and longer-term strategies that aim to strengthen resilience and build capacity not only to reduce, but also to tackle the risks and effects of potential future disasters.