On October 4, 2018, in the premises of the Center for School Leadership, in the presence of the Prime Minister Mr. Edi Rama and in the presence of Chairman of the AADF Board of Trustees, Mr. Michael Granoff, was signed the Agreement of founding the Center for School Leadership. This center will be funded by AADF and will be supported by MESY for the operations and achievement of its objectives. This agreement is signed for 10 years. In the meeting was Mr. Aleksander Sarapuli and Mr. Martin Mata, Co-CEO’s of the Albanian-American Development Foundation (AADF) and Ms. Lindita Nikolla, Minister of Education, Sport and Youth (MESY).
The Ministry’s policy and strategy for the development of pre-university education aims to improve the performance of school principals, ensure a high quality of school management, advance the skills of principals as educational leaders and continue to promote principals training and professional growth, all in the interest of improving the educational achievements of schools and students.
The Ministry and AADF have a long and successful cooperation history in improving the education system in Albania, promoting the availability of quality education and improving educational achievements. In order to advance the aforementioned Ministry’s policy, AADF and MESY wish to cooperate on an initiative to establish a Center for School Leadership, a vocational training center for school directors as well as an expertise center in the field of school management and leadership for school directors and teachers.