On September 22, 2016, AAWO Board and Volunteers had a very productive meeting with Her Excellency Odeta Nishani, First Lady of the Republic of Albania. AAWO members and Mrs. Nishani touched on issues close to their hearts: women and children. The dominant theme was how to coordinate the humanitarian work to benefit children in Albania suffering from leukemia, children in need of bone marrow transplants, autism and blindness, among others.
AAWO members spoke on the main programs implemented in our own community here in the US: the scholarship program, mobile mammography program, children heart’s surgeries in cooperation with The Rotary Club of the Bronx, our advocacy work and continuing to
support Albanian immigrant women and girls to fully integrate in society through job placement and referrals, English language resources, etc.
The dinner was held in a warm atmosphere at Ben & Jacks Restaurant in Manhattan.