For all questions about the project please contact KF Hannes Deetlefs, Chair KEP, Kiwanis Switzerland-Liechtenstein, KC Wattwil-Toggenburg: E-Mail or +41 (0) 79 222 82 32
on the visit of Albania on April 9th, 2007
to the firm HEBERLEIN GRAPHICS Ebnaterstr. 79 CH 9630 Wattwil
click on the sentence above to reach the report!
like to inform you about the newest developments on KEP
1 of KEP: School in Skhodër, Albania, for 2 x 500 Students
(500 in the morning, 500 in the afternoon)
Projekt 2 of KEP: Shkodër, Schule for handicapped students: Schoolbus, 25 seats, furniture
Projekt 3 of KEP: A Donation for 3 children playgrounds in the city of Shkodër of 1'080 Swiss Francs was made on June 2nd, 2007 by KEP, Kiwanis Switzerland-Liechtenstein. Photos to follow!
Projekt 4 of KEP: Starting od the Kiwanis Club „Kiwanis Club Shkodër“
What we need:
1 . Donations
Another club in Switzerland-Liechtenstein helping the „Kiwanis
And here are the Details of the Visit of Albania:
Shkodër is one of the biggest cities of Albania and is placed between the rivers Drini and Buna. The city is rich in historical attractions. It was foundet in the IV. century bC. It wa<s the capital fot the Illyrirans of Labeats and later on the capital of the Illyrianian states during the reign of King of Gent. During the XIV. century it was the capital of the Princedom of Bushatlinj. 1396 the city was occupied by Venice.
are many things to be seen in this city. Caracteristic are the small
streets with walls on both sides. The most interesting parts are the
suberbs of Serresh and Gijadol. Most important are, however, are the
ruins of the Castle of Rozafa. (See above)
The bus of KF Balz Störi, KC Wädenswil with 15 seats
For only 100 Swiss Francs per person to Shkodër retour you can join us on the bus of KF Balz Störi (KC Wädenswil). We expect from you only to help us in "guarding" of the trucks and, maybe, helping in the offloading of the trucks. We welcome every Kiwanian joining us. There are no great costs involved: Own Hotel costs, for example: http://www.colosseohotel.com/english/index.html ) and a small amount for the festival (...should be inexpensive, we are not in Zuerich!) You need your own assurance coverage and, if you want, your flight back. Please call or write to my E-Mail address or call at 079 222 82 32 if you want to join us, so that we can arrange things! The Fr. 100.- will be collected by KF Balz. My own trailer will be coupled to the bus for luggage. In the bus you have the security of the Swiss "Teil-Kasko".
go back by bus through Montenegro, a trip of 1'700 km and should arrive
back in Switzerland on Monday, September 3rd.
We now started KEP in the truest sense of the word: Some information:
from Gwatt-Thun with KC Urs Gafner (KC
Thun) and the
Leaving for Albania:
When:: Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 at 10 o'clock am:
The trucks arrive, media event.
Where: Schaan at 7 Bahnhof Street, next to the Post Office Schaan
The Traffic Departement of Schaan will see to it that the parking space for 2 Trucks of the firm SLT Speditions EST and for the two busses is being kept clear. The one bus is for the School for the handicapped in Shkodër, the second bus is the bus of KF Balz Stoeri and is the bus for all the Kiwanians comming with us. It has a trailer for the luggage.
Media event, from Schaan with Mrs Teresia Müller. We are represented by Mrs Adi Lippuner.
At 11h30 / 12h00:
Governor Kiwanis Schweiz-Liechtenstein, KF Peter Jaeggi
KF Wahib Aladin, Trustee Kiwanis International Foundation and Chairman of European Committee Kiwanis Education Programm
as well as
Club KC Liechtenstein and their President KF Ralph Wanger
and KF KC Bryan Jeeves and Manfred Müller (SLT Speditions EST)
in Hotel Sylva in Schaan.
We leave for Albanien at approx. 2 o'clock pm.
This is to ensure that the trucks are able to cross the border Chiasso / Como before they close for the night. At the boarder the truck of Urs Gafner (KC Thun) from Thun will join us.
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Tuesday, August 28th: Schaan – Chiasso /Como, maybe as far as Verona. The drivers sleep in their trucks, we look for a hotel in the vicinity, without reservation, so that we can be flexible.
Wednesday, August 29th: Verona – Bari: Ferry Bari – Durrës during the night or on Thursday
Thursday, August 30th: Arrival in Durrës, Customs
Friday. August 31st: Customs, then we leave for Shkodër. The trucks are protected by an Police Escort.
For those travelling with us: Free day with both busses, Tirana could be visited. Great chance of meeting the to-be members of the new club, KC Shkodër and the members of KC Tirana. We sleep in a good hotel.
Special Price: 50 Euro per night per double room, one person per room
Saturday, September 1st: Offlaoding of the trucks, visiting Shkoder, having a good look at the ruins of the castle of Shkodër, in the evening festival with the prospective members of KC Shkodër (27 Members) in a romantic building from the middle ages and with a very good cook:
Restaurant Tradita with it's very active owner, Gjion Dukgilaj.
Sunday, September 2nd: Return of the trucks to Switzerland as well as the Bus of KF Balz. All travel independetly. Alternative: Going by Plane to Zuerich: Transfer to the airport Tirana at no extra cost, leaving at 06h15 to Munich and Zuerich.
And what could we do also?
still need some extra financing:
still need another sponsoring Club for the KC
Shkodër 27 prospective Members!
Planning details :
Telephone number: Hannes (KC Wattwil-Toggenburg)
(079 222 82 32)
Friday, 3. 08.:
Urs, the"Chief of the Place", the Gymnasium, really saw to
it that the work was being done properly!!!
After that we moved to Gelterkinden...
left for Thun but had a lot of traffic and quite a few traffic jams...
We needed far more time for the trip than anticipated, time of waiting
again for dear KF Urs Gafner in Thun. This was not good at all for him
because Urs had an urgent appointment somewhere else. Because of the
fact that we have holidays now we could not find anyone willing to help
at the time we arrived in Thun, we had three people to offoad the truck.
Driver Bruno and driver Armin worked without stopping and at an amazing
speed: After one hour and fourty minutes the truck was empty. After
that we had "lunch" at 4 o'clock pm!!!!
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Monday, August 27th:
Arrival in Rorschach on th epremises of the Evnagelical Church
that we move to the "Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften"
11h30: Truck 1 leaves for Schaan
Mr. Bamert, Zürcher Kantonalbank Projektleiter Raum, LDG1 Ringstrasse 18, 8600 Duebendorf (He is on hiliday until August 20th)
09h30:: Arrival ZürichTruck 2, Kantonalbank.
Loaing of a variety of office furniture, office desks, 2 conference rooms. The furniture will be placed on a certain spot on the premises for easy loading. We only have to load the furniture.
11h15: Truck leaving for Schaan
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of the very efficient handling of KF Damian Tomachett all went as planned!!
All Clubs, especially the KC Sihltal-Zürich, are coordially invited to a meeting in Vaduz:
morning at 10 0'clock, August 28th: Departure
Tuesday, August 28th, 2007: Leaving for Albanien with the trucks and the bus at about 2 o'clock pm.
5 Kiwanis Members travelling with us by bus.We've got two Experts for
Computers and one Expert for the assembly of the very complicated big
black boards. (4 metres long and can be raised and lowered without effort)
Bari – Durres Wednesday, August 29th, 11 o'clock pm
Durres – Bari Sunday, September 2nd, 2007 11 o'clock pm
Saturday, September 1st, 2007: Reception and festival in Shkodër. Founding of the Club KC Shkodër
Sunday, September 2nd, 2007: Back by Bus.
KEP is the magical word on the European level. Kiwanis Education Program. It is a Program, that should carry education and knowledge to the countries of Eastern Europe. It is important that the youth of those countries has the same chance to be trained and to be helped in order to enable the youth to be constructive elements for their countries in future.
Kiwanis International-European Federation decided three years ago to start a European Program to get the Districts in Western Europe with their infrastructure involved in raising the levels of knowledge and schooling in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. This programme starts with the supply of school furniture, computer and computer programmes right through to the rebuilding and repair of school buildings in order to enable these countries to run a qualified school system.
KEP is a Programm that fits our Motto „we built“ and „Serving the children of the world“. Where is our help needed more than here, when it aims at helping the youth to develop a better future.
As Past President of Kiwanis Europe I appeal to you to take part in this program. Our Chair for KEP, Hannes Deetlefs, put quite an amount of work into this project, it has to succeed.
Help us and give the youth of Eastern Europe and Central Asia a better future. Hannes Deetlefs, Chair KEP of the District Switzerland-Liechtenstein can give you all information and help needed.
Dear Kiwanis Members, now we have got the start of our Project KEP. We are getting active now, and this in the whole of the District of Kiwanis Switzerland-Liechtenstein! Ever singele one of you can help, kan get involved! We will try to eradicate the problems, we will try to helkp the children in Albania to have a better life.
And all of this starts with the smile of students, with the pride of students, with the generation of the future!
all in the sense of Antoine de Saint -Exupéry:
What it is all about:
Education Programme“, KEP, is a project being carried out throughout
Europe, this in close co-operation with all Kiwanis Clubs. The aim is
to better the mostly catastrophic schooling systems of the neighbouring
countries in the Eastern part of Europe. There is a need of practically
everything: Schools, buildings, school material, teachers and teacher
School material: Every Club cab get involved. Large pieces of furniture
should be cleaned and taken apart for transport. Breakable things have
to be packed, lists have to be made...
This will be planned after the receipt of the intentions of the Cluinbs willing to participate. The timea of collection will then also be agreed upon. Centres are Geneve, Biel, Zurich und ev. Bellinzona. We deliver everything to schools in Shkodër in Albania
The cashier of KEP is Claudio Rageth (Kiwanis Wattwil-Toggenburg) and can be contacted by e-mail: E-Mail address. The accounting is also published on the website of Kiwanis-Liechtenstein. Every Kiwanian can thus inform him- or herself at every moment about the financial situation.
We had an interview with the mayor Lorenc Luka. It jas beem quite a
constructive interview. Mr Faci translated. Finally Mr Luca wrote a
letter to the Governor Kiwanis Switzerland-Liechtenstein asking for
help for his own project too, this being plagrounds for the children
of Shkodër. They will have a great fund rasinig event on the 1st
and 2nd of July, 2007. We are invited to take part in this fund raising
I was invited to appear in the TV news. I did not see the reult of the
filming, but, according to the reactions of many Albanians I met the
following day, it must have been quite good. They will try to send me
a copy. This appearance on TV was like magig. Even „my”
hotel manager suddenly had a big interest in my doings.
Join us! We do not only help children, we also help Kiwanis!