Shpresa Programme, a user-led organisation that promotes the participation and contribution of the Albanian-speaking community in the UK as well as enable its users to play a positive and active role in the Big Society.
Shpresa programme is an active user-led organisation that advances the education and training of the Albanian speaking people in the UK , so as to enable them to take full and active roles in their communities. Shpresa:
• provide advice, help and support so that the community orientate, settle and gain access to education, training and employment, as well as fully participate and play an active role to the Big Society
• have a board of trustees, 75 % of whom are from the community. Other trustees have joined the board due to the expertise they have in their field. Shpresa currently have two full time, two part time and six sessional staff.
• have a large team of volunteers, usually between 35 and 45 volunteers each year. They are mostly from the Albanian community. However they currently have students undertaking voluntary work with Shpresa that is linked to their research studies.
Shpresa Programme run a range of projects
that also promote the development, education, health and well-being of the community.
They also offer consultancy services to other organisations and projects who may benefit from the expertise or what they have learnt.