Community Centre for Disability Services

Community Centre for Disability Services


Project Value 333,333.00 €
Project Status Ongoing
Implementing Partners

World Vision Albania (lead partner), Prrenjas Municipality (co applicant)

Beneficiary:180 1 children and youth with disabilities in the administrative units
of Prrenjas, Qukës, Rrajcë and Stravaj in the Prrenjas municipality.
– 180 family members, primarily mothers, caregivers, and siblings
– 15 youth volunteers from the Prrenjas community
– 50 municipality professionals such as psychologists, speech
therapists, social workers, physiotherapists, and drivers required for
the mobile unit, the same as assistant teachers and school psycho
social staff.

EU Contribution
300,000.00 €
Project Timeline

Overall Objective

Overall Objective Children and youth with disabilities in Perrenjas are
provided with chances to realize their full potential

Summary of the Project

Community Centre for disability services is a project funded by European Union and implemented by World Vision Albania in collaboration with Perrenjas municipality, in the municipality of Perrenjas. Its end goal is; “Children and youth with disabilities in Perrenjas municipality are provided with opportunities to realize their full potential”. In this project framework children and youth with disabilities will have the chance to receive integrated specialized services at home, through a mobile unit of specialists, integrated specialized service in a community Centre and integrated specialized services and inclusive education practices at schools through trained mobile and community Centre units of specialists, support teachers and psycho social staff in schools. 50 professionals , being specialists working in the Community Centre and as Mobile Unit, assistant teachers and school psychosocial staff, are trained on disability topics , coached on the job and participate reflection workshops to share and learn from each other experiences. Children/youth with disabilities are supported in their special needs, including special didactic means, food and  hygienic items or special devices. Youth activism and volunteering is another pillar of this project. Youth will be trained to become active citizens and supported to undertake their activities in support of disability and social inclusion. As legal basis for the project implementation will serve the Ministry of Health and Social Protection approved guidelines as of 2nd of June 2022 for Mobile Integrated Services at home for children with disabilities and their families.


Kick off launch of the project in Prrenjas municipality

1.1.1 Reconstruct and refurbish the Community Centre premises
1.1.2 Design and sign of an MoU between the Municipality and
local stakeholders in Perrenjas Municipality
1.2.1 Design and monitor semi-annually intervention plans
(Individual Education & Development Plans) for children with
1.2.2 Recruitment of specialists for the Community Centre and
Mobile Unit services.
1.2.3 Conduct capacity assessment for professionals
1.2.4 Provide training/ coaching to professionals.
1.2.5 Provide weekly visit/ services to targeted children/ youth
with disabilities
1.2.6 Outsourced specialised expertise to re-evaluate children’s
1.2.7 Quarterly reflection meetings on the progress and challenges
1.2.8 Best practices are documented and promoted
1.2.9 Support parents/ caregivers skills to perform developmental
1.2.10 Equip target group with aid materials/ technological aid
2.1.1 Recruit 15 Youth Community Volunteers for social inclusion
2.1.2 Train youth volunteers on digital activism, diversity &
inclusion; psycho-social games and activities etc.
2.1.3 Support youth lead social inclusion activities/mini projects

Expected Results

EO 1.1: The Community Centre and Mobile Unit is set up and
operational to provide services in home and school settings.
EO 1.2: The Community Centre and Mobile Unit personnel,
provides integrated services in home and school settings.
EO 2.1: One Community Youth Volunteers’ Group is functional
and supports families and siblings of children and youth with

Project Reference Number IPA/2021/170610-1/8