March 31 · Village Zenisht, Mat
The inauguration of the rebuilding of the Ali Xhetani school in the Mat.
This restoration was made possible by the Queen Geraldine Foundation through the financial support of the Kuwaiti Embassy in Tirana, Albania.
Dear Ali Xhetani school students, parents, teachers, members of the community.
Thank you for this warm welcome! This is a happy day for us all, because now the village Zenisht will enjoy a normal school with acceptable teaching conditions.
This is the second school that the foundation "Queen Geraldine" has restored in a relatively short time period.
I am happy that even today among us is our friend, Mr. Admir Mulaj which enabled the reconstruction of the school in Gjalisht.
Learning in normal conditions should not be a luxury, but a right of every child.
Building a healthy society starts here, from our school banks.
Therefore, it is the responsibility of everyone to give our modest contribution in building our common future.
The"Queen Geraldine" foundation understands that children have great heart and promise with wonderful energy. We hope that through this project we will ease their difficulties, as their spirts fill us with love and devotion to continue our work.
This project was made possible thanks to the collaboration with the Embassy of Kuwaitit, who welcomed us with open arms, with generosity and care that characterizes a people of God, who have loved for generations and growen up and testify unconditional friendship.
I wish to thank you from the heart on behalf of these children, teachers and parents!
Opening Speech of the inauguration of the reconstruction of the Gjalish school, Mat, Albania.
Dear Students, parents and teachers
It is with great pleasure that I join you today for the inauguration of the full reconstruction of the Gjalisht School. This gift comes as a beginning of the Queen Gerldine foundation, which is a symbol of love, sacrifice and commitment towards our people. Our Queen loved all the Albanian people, especially those of the Mat, one of which she found her love.
The Albanian Royal family remains active to protect this tradition and through the support of the foundation make possible the realization of our dreams in making this region once again prosperous.
This is the first step of the Queen Gerldine foundation of which I am privileged to lead, and it isn’t by coincidence that this step is made in the field of education helping our youngest. We believe fully that you dear kids, whilst learning as much as possible, whilst valuing our nations history, loving books and your teachers, will build a happy future for you and future generations to come.
Beautiful things are realized through good hearted humanitarians. All this reconstruction would not have been possible without the support of the International University of Tirana and Mr. Admir Mulaj, who as soon as he saw the conditions of this school did not hesitate for one second to come to its aid. He merits our acknowledgement and our thanks. I wish you from the heart success and let God bless you.
I would like to hand the floor to Mr. Admir Mulaj, who is now a friend of every family in Gjalisht.
President of the Queen Geraldine foundation