On 1 Sep. at Hotel Prishtina, KWN held its Bimonthly Meeting. The meeting was opened by Igballe Rogova, Executive Director at KWN, who introduced Dafina Rexha, Specialist on Scholarships and Trainings and Diana Macula, Program Assistant who informed members on the scholarship program entitled “Transformational Leadership”.
This program, implemented by World Learning, is funded by USAID and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST). Ms. Rexha told that during the next five years the program will offer 160 professional certificates as well as 185 Master studies scholarships to interested and qualified candidates. She added that the professional certificate program has no age limit, and shared the story of a 50 year old woman who successfully completed the program. She also mentioned that “more than 50% of all scholarship recipients so far have been women.”
Afterwards, members were informed on the application process, criteria as well as the different fields of study that they can apply for. The application deadline for the certificate programs is the 10th of September, whereas the second call for applications for the Master scholarship will open on the 15th of September.
After the presentation, Ms. Rexha opened the floor for questions and offered in-depth answers. If interested for more information, members can contact USAID.
Further, Shqipe Malushi gave a summary of the workshops she held with KWN members in Drenas, Gjakova, Prizren, Vushtri, Peja, Viti, Gjilan, and Prishtina during this summer. She talked about the needs of the women she met during the workshops, and gave recommendations on future actions.
Mimoza Paçuku, Coordinator of Kosovo Women’s Fund (KWF) at KWN, presented the grant winners for the sixth round, and informed members about the initiatives of the grant recipients. This round was funded by Austrian Development Agency (ADA).
Also, it was discussed about new nominations for both KWN boards. Shqipe Malushi, accepted to be a member of the Advisory Board, meanwhile the mandate of some members of the Board of Directors expires this year.
Afterwards, KWN members shared information on activities they undertook during this period of time.