Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS) since November 2019, has started implementation of the project entitled “Youth for Youth- increasing resilience among the vulnerable youth in Kosovo”, focusing on rehabilitation and resocialization of the children returned from conflict zones of Syria and Iraq. The aim of this project is to facilitate the process of reintegration of children returnees through adequate educational approaches.
This project tends not to limit its activities to those returned from conflicts, but has targeted other vulnerable childrens such as those who have dropped out from their schools. The dropping out is known to have a negative impact on children’s future opportunities. Such an inclusive approach avoids stigmatization and reaches a wider public within the country.
The returnee children are known to remain isolated and marginalized which may significantly hinder their inter-personal communication skills. Through activities of this project, e.g. weekend camps, these children can improve these skills and increase their social tolerance.
The project will be implemented in Prishtina, Vitia, Fushe Kosova, Ferizaj, Gjilan and Podujeva, Prizren, Mitrovica, Klina, and other municipalities who have returned individual from conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
The project is supported by the Embassy of United States of America in Prishtina.