H.A.N.A’s foundations are based on the ideal of CHANGED SOCIETIES – in mind, heart and attitudes, to fulfill human potential and create new empowering mechanisms. The HANA Center was originally created, among other things, to also keep alive the memory of the younger generations about the crimes of the dictatorship, the so-called “Communism” albeit the term always remained a utopia because what happened really had nothing to do with the ideology of of communism rather than sheer terror (Terrorism) of the rulers towards their people. The attitudes of today’s Albanian society seem to defend the thesis that the chapter of before ’90s has closed once and for all and yet youth remain without any exposure or knowledge about the truths of the dark past of a system not far away in time!
We consider very important that the culture of memory always remains in the spotlight.
One of the main areas where young people must deepen their knowledge is the political education program with a focus on the progress of our country’s EU membership negotiations. The way our youngsters learn are different.
Roundtable discussion, conversing amicably and exchanging questions, answers and appreciating the time in each other’s presence are a good way of channeling our knowledge.
This way our yongsters are able to talk about their experiences and share their perceptions of positioning our country on the path to membership. During meetings in our center we find ways to give the message of the need for youth to be involved. Policy-making in Albania is a complex issue as it is transmittes to every cell of our society as an exclusive discussion for analysts, politicans, statesmen, media people and adults.
March 10, 2021