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Fundraising is a powerful tool that mobilizes resources, engages communities, and drives significant change. In Kosovo, various fundraising methods, including traditional fundraising campaigns, membership models, and crowdfunding have demonstrated their potential to support impactful projects and foster community engagement and development. These initiatives not only gather essential financial support but also build a sense of collective effort and commitment toward common goals. Here, we highlight three remarkable examples of fundraising efforts in Kosovo that have made a substantial difference in their respective sectors.

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“Freesia" Paper Factory is the only one in the region with the mission of employing people with disabilities. Founded on 19 May 2023 and with a current staff of 10 employees, this factory produces kitchen and toilet paper, which is sold at around 950 locations throughout Kosovo.

The director of the factory, Endrit Rexhaj, says that "Freesia" was founded by the Golden Eagle Foundation and that the whole process lasted almost two years.

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April, the month it holds the Good Deeds Day, an annual global day celebrated since 2007, serves as a powerful reminder of the impact individuals and organizations can make through acts of kindness. In Kosovo, the spirit of generosity thrives with local nonprofits, diaspora and other generous donors, with a tireless work to improve various aspects of our communities. 

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In a world where innovation is the key to unlocking the full potential of the next generation, imagine if every child has the knowledge and tools to excel through hands-on learning. This article dives into the story of Kosova Makers League (KML), a non-formal educational platform and its mission to transform education in Kosovo through an innovative initiative. Among its flagship programs is the largest robotics competition in Kosovo, where children aged 6 to 15 from primary schools and other educational institutions participate. Consequently, KML’s central ambition is to provide every child in Kosovo with access to robotics education via the campaign of “One robot per child.”

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Effective volunteer engagement: Illuminating the impact on Global Community Engagement Day

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