This Christmas season we took on a new initiative, to bring a smile to the children in need at one of the local elementary schools. Thanks to this initiative and the contributions we received, 94 low income children were able to receive gifts and toys.
On the occasion of this year’s Albanian Independence Day – November 28th – we invited some second graders to celebrate this nationwide anniversary in the company of three excellent animators.
During the opening ceremony of our premises on October 10th, we had the pleasure of organizing the exhibit “Muzgje arbërore” by the famous Albanian painter Anastas Kostandin. This exhibition was the first of the many activities already planned by the Ivanaj Foundations, which will follow the opening of our premises that took place in October 2017.
The ribbon was cut……we are now open and fully in service!
It was a great evening on October 10th when, in our new building in Tirana, a variety of guests and long term friends joined us in the official opening of our offices and related facilities.
For the very first time in 73 years since the Italian Fascist occupation in 1939 and then the Nationalized Albanian Government in 1950 confiscated it, the villa built by brothers Martin and Mirash Ivanaj was open to the public interested in taking a journey into a part of their country’s past.
Albanian Youth for Environmental Education (AYFEED) is about learning with technology. This project introduces GIS technology to middle school (6th-8th grade) students, it demonstrates the important role technology plays in launching change where a static atmosphere exists, and it further facilitates learning about the surrounding environment. Even more significant is it’s ability to encourage youth to make an impact in their own communities and environment while helping to strengthen their confidence, sense of self and level of responsibility in civil society.
On November 2004, “The Martin and Mirash Ivanaj Foundation” organized a joint Conference with the “Nikollë Ivanaj Association”, to share our experiences and coordinate our missions toward a common goal, in Tuz, Montenegro.
Martin and Mirash Ivanaj were the youngest of 8 siblings born to a well known family of the area known as Malësia of Shkodra since the time that it was part of the Ottoman Empire.
The event was a Cultural and Scientific Conference in memory of Professor Mirash Ivanaj on the 50th anniversary of his death. The event was a collaboration of the Ivanaj Foundations with Albania’s Ministry of Higher Education, the Academy of Science, the Archives of State, and the National Library. To read the Press Release, please click