Joint Albania-Kosovo program aims to teach Albanian to Diaspora children

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times November 20, 2015 11:13

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  • “It is the duty of each government to contribute to the national identity, to the Albanian language and culture,” said Nikolla.

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The group met in Prishtina. (Photo: MoE)

The group met in Prishtina. (Photo: MoE)

TIRANA, Nov. 17 – The working group for teaching the Albanian language to Albanian children born abroad in the Diaspora held a meeting in Prishtina Tuesday with the participation of Kosovo Diaspora Minister Valon Murati, who was the organizer of the meeting, Albanian Education Minister Lindita Nikolla, and also other Kosovo ministers and representatives of different ministries working on the issue.

“Until recently the Albanian and Kosovo governments worked separately to provide Albanian language education in the Diaspora. We will now join forces and this new energy will bring a new product and a new level of learning for the Albanian language and culture abroad,” Nikolla said.

They discussed the importance of teaching Albanian to the diaspora and the role and contribution of the diaspora in the history of the Albanian nation.

“Teaching Albanian to our children in the Diaspora is an extraordinary asset because it preserves the links to the country, to the Albanian places and it may also be of bilateral profit: Keeping alive the teaching of Albanian in order to have these people near us and thus be a communication link between the country they live in and our country,” said Murati.

Some countries like Sweden offer institutional support to the ethnic minorities living there, something that is not present in many other countries.

 

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times November 20, 2015 11:13