USIA project continues its implementation by being inclusive to communities with fewer opportunities. The two project partner organizations Mediterranean University of Albania and representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tirana met with representatives from ANAD (Albanian National Association of Deaf) in order to create bridges of cooperation between the deaf community, academia and businesses that are members of the CCIT.
The meeting was attended by Mrs. Nevila Xhindi, USIA project manager, CCIT representatives, Mrs. Albana Lakonri, Secretary General, Mr. Bashkim Sykja, advisor to the president of CCIT, Mrs. Aris Tasho, head of the project office, and Mr. Florjan Rojba, executive director of ANAD, together with its staff.Mrs. Xhindi made a presentation on the USIA project and how important it is to collaborate with communities with fewer opportunities to help them with good research and training from academia. Mr. Rojba, ANAD’s executive director, made a presentation on the problems faced by the community of deaf people in Albania. He emphasized there is no research conducted on the community and especially their employment is the biggest issue. Today, the deaf community is in great difficulty finding employment, although the law makes it mandatory for businesses to employ people with disabilities.
Mr. Sykja from CCIT stressed in his speech the importance of this meeting and the need to better know the problems that ANAD and the deaf community represent. Mr. Sykja promised that the members of the CCIT will be informed about this meeting and will receive the necessary information for the community of deaf people in Albania.
The meeting was evaluated by the parties as very important not only to get to know each other but to set up a new collaboration with concrete results.
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