First views

This is to share a preliminary birds-eye-view of our Foundations’ floor plan with its broad-spectrum, physical components, currently under construction in Tirana. According to our strategic plans, this headquarters of ours is being designed to contain various areas that will accommodate different types of operations to serve not only the Albanian youth that was always…

Progress report

The holidays are gone, the first month of the new year is almost over, and we find ourselves backlogged in our updates! This is not due to indolence on our part, but we must give priority to the never ending tasks at the close of the calendar year that also corresponds to the fiscal year…

10 LAPTOPS BY JANUARY 1, 2015

We are seeking donations to help us fund the cost of 10 Laptops for a vibrant Cultural Center that will provide unique and much-needed services in Albania. We are a 501 (c)(3) organization, which means your donation will be tax deductible! Our GOAL is to collect $10,000 by January 1, 2015. Will you help us…

We are now above ground!

The building’s construction is progressing well and the first floor, where the Ivanaj Foundations headquarters will be located, is now being cemented. Meantime, lots of thoughts are being concretized and an incredible amount of details are being worked out to finalize the inside sectioning of this floor. These are exiting times, but also lots of…

Presidential visit and wishes

The annual General Assembly at the United Nations in September brings a vast amount of foreign dignitaries and visitors to New York City. This gathering provides the chance for a variety of foreign officials to make themselves heard by their peers and to touch base with their own Diaspora on American soil. Albania had its…

Summer is over, and work is intensifying

Most people are now through with their vacations, but at our Foundations on both sides of the Atlantic, work and plans never stop. After the doldrums of August, during which time we had to also tackle other odd and deferred chores, and resolve technical problems that affected our daily work, new energy and efforts are…

Lots of work……and great progress!

Notwithstanding some bad weather, which is not sparing any area of this world these days, it is nice to see our building construction progressing nicely in Tirana, as documented by some of today’s pictures. Additionally, our own architects are at work to draw for us the subdivision of the Foundations’ first floor according to our…

Construction update

      The base of our new building is near completion, and the rest of its construction is continuing……  

Earth movements……..

Monday morning, at 3am, in Tirana, we experienced an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale that took place at a depth of 10km. Preliminary reports indicate some damages to buildings and schools have occurred and are being assessed in the towns near the epicenter that was located 24 miles from this…

New building

Notwithstanding the rainy weather, the work of digging the foundations of the new building is fully ongoing with 2 shifts daily, operating the heavy machinery and the trucks to remove from the premises the excavated material.      The posted sign  on the property site shows the architectural view of the new building, as planned. It…