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Therepel School Reconstruction Project

$345 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 6 months
Created November 21, 2018

Donald Dervishi, the dedicated educator and activist from Skrapar, Albania, successfully campaigned previously with Go Fund Me for funds needed to build a one room school house for five children in a rural mountain village.  You can see his previous project by searching "Ferit Bregu School."  From October 2017 through August 2018, he raised over $10,000 USD from Go Fund Me and other fundraising activities, and finished the construction on the new school in time for the 2018-2019 school year to begin.  Students now learn in a warm schoolhouse with an inside bathroom, new desks and chairs,  a woodstove that funnels the smoke outside instead of around the classroom, and the knowledge that their education matters to people around the world.
Since that time, Donald has won the European Civic Forum "Volunteer of the Year" award for his dedication and motivation to bring education to a new level for all children in his home district.  He has not stopped in his mission to provide the children of Albania with a safe, secure learning environment.

34742688_1542828801959889_r.jpegDonald Dervishi and Borsion Spaho, sitting inside the newly constructed classroom of III Vendreshe.



This current "Therepel School Reconstruction" project is focused on his childhood school,  known as "20 August" school in Therepel, Skrapar.  In this school, ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 9, over 40 students attend classes in  four classrooms with four teachers.  Donald attended this school as a child and returned as a teacher of Albanian Language and Literature, and later became the Director before leaving in December 2018 to dedicate himself full time to his "Knowledge Project" of school construction and reconstruction.

34742688_1542828392415846_r.jpegTherepel School in Skrapar, Albania


34742688_1542828776660076_r.jpegTherepel School in Skrapar, Albania


Our updates will include current video and pictures of inside the school and the areas outside.  It is in need of total reconstruction and the addition of a library, basic science lab and equipment, a technology lab with Chrome books, and gymnasium.  Improvements to the classrooms, bathrooms and grounds will also be included in the reconstruction project.

Each aspect of the project will be completed as funds are received.  Donald has dedicated himself full time for the coming years to this project and will continue to raise funds through social networking, television appearances, and finding donations of resources as well as funds.

Donald, along with his partner on the previous project Borsion Spahu, and the many others that share his vision for improving education conditions in this Balkan nation, will work together to ensure the realization of this project just like they did their first for the five children of III Vendreshe.  

We thank you for your interest, support, and for sharing our project with those you know that can also get involved and support our efforts.  We provide updates often, and always welcome visitors who wish to see the projects in person.

34742688_1542829427340485_r.jpegInside Therepel School

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A well-built school that exists in a weak education system will still fail to provide the students with pathways to stable economic and political futures. Every day this week, Donald has not only been raising his voice to get the proper facilities and resources for rural schools, but also for the rights of students to receive the benefits of a higher education that prepares them with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the future global work force.
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Today is the 70th anniversary of the signing of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, and still we know there are many without access to basic things like education, clean water, safety, shelter, and health care. We recognize the incredible financial, physical, emotional and social commitment it takes for our donors to choose projects like our's in your vision to make our world a sustainable and safe place for all people. We invite you to join us today in recognizing that without your dedication and the work of those like Donald, who so often set aside their own needs to give others' opportunities to survive and thrive that they wouldn't otherwise have, there would be no hope and no future for humanity.
Millions of volunteers and philanthropists around the world make a difference everyday. We thank you all for your time, support, belief and for sharing our vision!
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Off he goes! Donald Dervishi is heading to Gdansk, Poland today to receive the European Civic Forum's "Volunteer of the Year" award for 2018. We are so proud of his strength and determination! After receiving the award, he will spend the next three days at the 27th Annual Volonteurope Meeting and Strategic EVS Conference with like-minded change-makers from all corners of Europe. We know he will return to us in a few days invigorated and full of even more energy than he normally has!
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$345 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 6 months
Created November 21, 2018
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