Albania – Durrës

2009 – Bakery Training Center

The collapse of the political system has worsened living conditions in Albania. Many people have lost their livelihoods. They have little hope of finding work and are forced to work as day laborers.

This situation is particularly hard for job starters and young people without training and without a chance of training. “Brot gegen Not” cooperates within the AlbVET program with Swisscontact, a Swiss business foundation for development cooperation, and would like to enable young adults to train in the bakery trade. There is neither standardized training for bakers nor a vocational school to learn the baker’s profession.

In Durrës, a town with around 130,000 inhabitants in western Albania, regular training courses were held between 2009 and 2015 with changing partners.

In addition to the establishment of a professional apprenticeship bakery and practical training in the bakery trade, “Brot gegen Not” took on an important advisory role in relation to the development of baker training.