CBS in 13 rural areas for youth employment

Representatives of 7 organizations signin the agreements with Assist Impact for grants/projects which aim to increase employment opportunities and empower Albanian youth

October 01, 2014 - Two out three Albanian youngsters are unemployed. Albania, a country where half of the population is young, offers few opportunities to this age-group, which suffers the highest rate of unemployment, reports the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth. USAID and Assist Impact signed on Tuesday, October 1, 2014, seven agreements for grants/projects which aim to increase employment opportunities and empower Albanian youth.

The agreements signed with seven nonprofit organizations from all around the country, are focused mainly on working with youngsters who live outside Tirana and in the rural areas.
Creative Business Solutions (CBS), will focus on employing youth in the agricultural sector. This organization will work in 13 rural areas from Malesia e Madhe to Gjirokaster, to train and create employment opportunities for youth, as specialists in the production of dairy products, fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices and in the preservation in refrigerators or greenhouses.

The other organizations that will implement the projects are Regional Development Agency- Korca (Albanian: AZhR), Albania Rafting Group (ARG), Association for Communitarian Integration and Development (Albanian: ShIZhK), Livestock Entrepreneurs Association of Albania (LEAA), Albanian Students Network Alumni (AS@N) and New Epoch Fier.

The event was attended by U.S. Chargé d'Affaires, Henry Jardine, the Deputy Minister of Social Welfare and Youth, Bardhylka Kospiri, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development, and Water Administration, Jani Babi and representatives of the organizations which will implement the projects.