Kosovo Country Fund
Contributions to the Kosovo Country Fund support sustainable, community-driven Peace Corps Partnership Program (PCPP) projects in Kosovo that are led by Peace Corps Volunteers. These projects contribute to the education sector and also address other pressing needs determined by the community. Peace Corps Volunteers in Kosovo work within two sectors: Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Community Development.
These past projects below illustrate the type of work that is supported by the Kosovo Country Fund.
Community Library Project:
Peace Corps Volunteer Emily created a library at the primary school in her community in southwestern Kosovo. The only school in the village had no library as it was destroyed during the Kosovo war in the late 1990s. The lack of a school library prevented teachers from supplementing their lessons with additional texts and denied students the opportunity to pursue their own academic interests. This project transformed a vacant classroom into a working school library by creating an accessible learning environment and thus promoting literacy.
Girls and Art: Facilitating Creative Expression Project:
This project has given the opportunity to a group of young girls with different ethnic backgrounds to learn, explore new art techniques, and create art pieces about their gender equality beliefs. This initiative took place in southeastern Kosovo, implemented by the local Center for Social and Cultural Development and Peace Corps Volunteer Adam. The produced art pieces include paintings, graphite sketches, sculptures, and a multimedia piece, all exhibited in a community gallery.