Oaz

Community Center - Services for children and families at risk

Introduction

OASIS Center is a multifunctional community center which offers integrated services for children and families in need. Approximately 120 persons (25 families - 35 children) attend our center: on a daily basis for the children, while parents benefit from weekly follow-up and activities either at the center or through home visits.

OASIS Center is the continuation of almost 20 years of commitment to the Roma & Egyptian community that used to live on the Tirana dump.

Families from this community are now rehoused outside the dump and show a better social integration, in the neighborhood of Kombinat (social housing, employment, schooling, social life).

Mission & Goals 

We want to see children:

  • protected from violence and abuse and living in empowered & caring families surrounded by a caring community.
  • with increased sense of well-being and resilience.
  • becoming agents of change in their families and communities.

Services

Services for children (5 to 18 years old)

Basic needs care

Academic support

Psychosocial activities

Therapy (art, play & developmental)

Recreative activities

Mentoring program


Services for families 

Housing support

Practical support

Psychosocial support

Family activities

Awareness sessions
(couple, parenting & etc.)

Community activities

Stories

Familja e Soniles dhe Emiljano

Bonnes Nouvelles

🇦🇱 Prej disa kohësh, në qendrën tonë komunitare Oaz, po zbatojmë terapinë e lojës. Loja përdoret si një fuqi terapeutike për të përpunuar traumat dhe për të ndihmuar fëmijët të rregullojnë emocionet dhe sjelljet e tyre... dhe rezultatet janë mahnitëse. -------------- 🇫🇷 Depuis quelque temps, au centre communautaire Oaz, nous avons mis en place la thérapie par le jeu. Le jeu est utilisé comme un outil thérapeutique pour surmonter les traumatismes et aider les enfants à réguler leurs émotions et leurs comportements... et les résultats sont étonnants. -------------- 🇬🇧 For some time now, at our Oaz Community Centre, we have been implementing play therapy. Play is used as a therapeutic power to process trauma and to help children regulate their emotions and behaviors... and the results are amazing. #qendraoaz

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SHQ - Dita e parë e shkollës 💼 dhe gëzimi i fëmijëve duket në fytyrat e tyre. Këtë vit ka disa arsye për t'u gëzuar: prindërit i shoqërojnë në këtë fazë të re dhe një qendër krejt e re i pret. Sukses !👏 FR - Premier jour d'école 💼 et la joie des enfants se lit sur leur visage. Cette année plusieurs raisons de se réjouir : leurs parents les accompagnent dans cette nouvelle étape et un tout nouveau centre les attend ! 👏 EN - First day of school 💼 and the children's joy can be seen on their faces. This year there are several reasons to rejoice: their parents are accompanying them in this new stage and a brand new center awaits them! 👏 #qendraOAZ

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SHQ - Sezoni i kampeve verore vazhdon... Për këtë javë të 4️⃣, fëmijët e qendrës OAZ morën pjesë në kampin “Kampionët Ndryshojnë Botën”. Një javë e paharrueshme për ta si dhe për vullnetarët dhe stafin që shërbyen me përkushtim. 😎 ---------------------- FR - La saison des camps d'été continue... Pour cette 4️⃣ème semaine, les enfants du centre OAZ ont participé au camp "Les champions changent le monde". Une semaine inoubliable tant pour eux que pour les bénévoles et le personnel qui ont servi avec dévouement. 😎 ---------------------- EN - The summer camp season continues... For this 4️⃣th week, the children of the OAZ center participated in the "Champions Change the World" camp. An unforgettable week for them as well as for the volunteers and staff who served with dedication. 😎 #kompleksiedenpark #qendraoaz

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SHQ - 🎉 Një arritje për të festuar... 4 vajzat e para nga qendra OAZ përfunduan me sukses ciklin 9-vjeçar dhe bëhen gati për të nisur shkollën e mesme! 👏 Bravo vajza! ----------------- FR - 🎉 Une réussite à célébrer... les 4 premières filles du centre OAZ ont terminé avec succès le collège et sont prêtes à entrer au lycée ! 👏 Bravo les filles ! ----------------- EN - 🎉 An achievement to celebrate... the first 4 girls from OAZ Center have successfully completed middle school and are ready to enter high school! 👏 Congratulations girls! #qendraOAZ

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Partners

Our work is established in connection with the social services, which recognize this project as a unique success in the integration of marginalized people who have regained their dignity and resilience in life.

We are also supported by a number of faithful partners:

  • Alo ! Mik France
  • FoodBank Albania
  • HRDC
  • Schools in Kombinat
  • Etc....