EU4Culture Albania fosters learning opportunities for children

September 8, 2023

8 September 2023

A dynamic approach to learning transforms old schoolbooks.

EU4Culture Albania has partnered with prominent Cultural Heritage experts, fostering the creation of an entirely new approach to learning history and culture. Thanks to the EU4Culture grants program, Albanian children received fresh textbooks that breathe life into several cultural heritage sites and museums undergoing restoration. These innovative resources incorporate captivating illustrations and fun activities, including coloring, drawing, and jigsaw puzzles. 

Both students and teachers are thrilled with the project. “We’ve never experienced such focused silence in our classrooms,” remarked one teacher with a smile.

The books, part of the “Heritage Empowering and Learning Platforms” initiative implemented by Cultural Heritage without Borders Albania, offer a fun and informative journey through the Ethnographic Museums of Kruja, Kavaja, Kurcaj Bridge and Bashtova Castle.

During three rounds of workshops, experts in heritage education, interpretation, teachers, representatives from education offices, and passionate individuals involved in the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage from respective cities came together to exchange their experiences and knowledge. Illustrators have also played a crucial role in developing the booklets.

In June, public launching events were held in Kavaja, Kruja, and Rrogozhina to commemorate the release of the four educational models. These events brought together children, local stakeholders from various institutions, partners, and collaborators who contributed to the development of the booklets throughout the project. Additionally, heritage events were organized in schools. The educational books can be accessed by following the links: 

Kurçaj Bridge: Kurçaj_web

Castle of Bashtova: Bashtova_web

Ethnographic Museum of Kruja: Book_Kruja_web

Ethnographic Museum of Kavaja: Book_Kavaja_web