Shkelqim Bytyqi, Kosovo Correspondent
Humanity First Germany started developing projects in Kosovo two years ago. Kosovo lacks in various areas related to education and health.
By the mercy and blessings of Allah the Almighty and through the guidance of Khilafat, Humanity First Germany started supporting education in Kosovo with some successful projects.
In this manner, we are witnessing the manifestation of what Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa said in his keynote address at the Humanity First Conference 2018:
“Wherever people are facing material suffering and deprivation of any kind, Humanity First should seek to be at the forefront of providing aid and assistance. No matter where in the world, or which communities they hail from, Humanity First should seek to provide relief to those mired in poverty or hardship.”
In the beginning of December, Marketing Manager of Humanity First, Mr Stefan Harter visited Kosovo to inaugurate some projects.
These projects were: Renovation of a primary school in Siboc village of Podujeva, basic furnishing of a public nursery called Nursery of Angels in Podujeva and two primary schools in a village called Dumnice e Lluges of the municipality of Vushtrria and in a village called Rastavice in the municipality of Decan. These two primary schools were equipped by Humanity Fist Germany with computer rooms.
The renovation of the primary school in the village of Siboc, Podujeva happened at the beginning of 2019. It is interesting to mention that the director of this school, Mr Nysret Ismajli is a member of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Kosovo and he implemented the renovation of the school during a time when teaching had stopped because of protests for teachers to earn higher salaries. The director of the school used this time to do something constructive and beneficial for the betterment of the conditions of their school. The director was interviewed by the main city radio for this donation, which was accepted by the school. He thus had the opportunity to introduce Humanity First.
Another interesting thing happened at the nursery in the same city which was furnished by Humanity First Germany, Nursery of Angels.
The director, Mrs Seleve Mustafa said that because of the bad and poor condition that they were facing in the nursery, the nursery was about to close. She said: “I had lost all hope that I could further run this nursery. At that time, Humanity First Germany came and helped me get out of this miserable situation by providing new doors, new lights and renovating walls. Now we can teach and work with children in a good environment.”
Humanity First, through the blessings of Allah, had the opportunity to help this nursery at the right time to enable them to continue their work. At the day of inauguration, they were very happy to receive Mr Stefan Harter with a warm welcome and some traditional food. A presentation was also conducted by drawing the logo of Humanity First.
Mr Stefan Harter, the representative of Humanity First Germany, also took part in the inauguration of the two primary schools in Decan and Vushtrri.
Mr Stefan Harter was received by the major of the municipality of Decan and by the vice mayor of the municipality of Podujeva and the director of social welfare of Prishtina. He had the opportunity in all these meetings to introduce Humanity First and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat.