In continuation of its educational activity, the “ALSAR” Foundation, on April 26, held at Tirana International Hotel the ceremony of “Awarding scholarships to 150 excellent students”, by implementing for the fourth year in a row such supporting and encouraging program to help outstanding students, which aims at providing new opportunities to them, so that they can expand their knowledge, develop skills and advance with their vocational training even by motivating them in terms of moral, material and academic assistance.

Representatives of the accredited diplomatic corps of our country, the Dean of History and Philology Faculty, Prof. Dr. Sabri Laçi, lecturers, directors of civil society organizations, excellent students and parents of students’ beneficiaries of this scholarship took part in the ceremony.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

The “ALSAR” Foundation’s Head, Mr. Mehdi Gurra, opened the ceremony, who after greeting the participants, spoke about the Foundation’s activity regarding the field of education of the Albanian youth, especially about the outstanding ones, to whom the Foundation has provided academic support and encouragement. He presented some interesting figures in his speech.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

“In four years, the “ALSAR” Foundation has awarded over 400 scholarships to the excellent students, with a progressive growth year by year. The indicators of its expectation have been ever increasing. The number of student beneficiaries in 2014 has been 25, whilst during this academic year, their number has reached to 150 students, thanks to the support and encouragement of our partners.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


Number of student beneficiaries by faculty:                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Faculty of Law – 18 students; Faculty of Natural Sciences – 20 students; Faculty of Economics– 15 students; Faculty of Medicine – 36 students; Faculty of Social Sciences – 35 students; Faculty of History and Philology – 26 students.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

The Foundation is not only periodically interested in these students, but also aims to contribute somehow with skill improvement programs and projects such as: “Start your career now”, “Under the scope of volunteering”; “Friends of the book”; “Meeting personalities”, in turning students’ attention towards volunteering projects, group work, and critical thinking as the best mechanisms of cultural and vocational training to increase their intellectual and social engagement.

The organization of such educational activity over the years is made possible through the generous support of Turkish partner institutions, which are amongst the most concrete and eminent examples of benevolence, friendship and strategic alliance that the people and state of Turkey towards Albania. This is an indisputable and proven truth in all aspects!

By now, this program is considered one of the main and strategic projects of the “ALSAR” Foundation, and has hence turned into a tradition of values, pursued and enrichened over the years,” so the Head of the Foundation, Mehdi Gurra, concluded his speech.

Afterwards, the participants were greeted by the Dean of History and Philology Faculty, Prof. Dr. Sabri Laçi, who praised the varied activity of the “ALSAR” Foundation in the field of education, not only by awarding study scholarships, but also by organizing projects to improve the education infrastructure in public schools and their furnishing with material and didactic equipment, as a valuable contribution to the society and by highlighting that investing in education is the most sustainable investment of today and the future of the country. At the conclusion of this ceremony, the 150 attending students were offered the cheques of the first installment of the encouragement scholarships for 2015.

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