Hello! My name is Migeljan Budani. I am a 10 years old boy and my birthday is on January 15th. I am doing well and enjoy good health. My favorite color is blue. My future dream is physiology. I like to help people by consulting them to pass through the hardships they might face. I am frequenting the fourth grade at school and am doing well with the lessons. My favorite subject that I enjoy the most at school is Math. Right after school I like to stay for a bit longer to play football there together with my friends and at midday, I return home. As soon as I get home and enjoy the launch that my mother has cooked for me, I start to study my school books and do the homework that the teachers give to me. I get together with my friends again during the day so that we can spend a while to play outside. We enjoy playing in the roads, close to our homes. The days at present are longer and the weather has stayed nice and warm, so we can spend quite a long while to play. I contribute to help my mother when she needs me, especially with the shopping, we carry the bags together. I like to go for a walk together with my parents. Walks in the evenings are traditional in our town. We have a park in Elbasan and I enjoy getting outside home for a walk.
My family and I live in Elbasan. My father’s name is Albert and my mother’s name is Resmije. I have a 4 years old brother whose name is Marleo. He attends the kindergarten at present and during the day, when my mother gets too busy with the housekeeping, I care for him. Marleo is also in the programme. My father and mother are both jobless and for this reason, my father has emigrated and is working abroad. He gets a better income working in emigration and we are happy that he has this opportunity. On the other hand, when he is gone, we as family miss him very much. My mother is busy during the day doing the housekeeping and when my father is not present, she is the household and has to care for all that needs to be done in our home. My mother comes to the church of Adopt a Child together with us and while we attend the Bible classes she attends the church service. In our church during the week we have Bible study meetings for the men and ladies as well as Bible classes for children and prayer meetings. I am very happy that I am receiving help and care from the Adopt a Child programme. God bless you!
Elbasan is an important industrial centre. This big town is the centre of production of steel for construction. Elbasan has also a factory that produces cement, another one producing ferrochrome, oxygen, and a factory producing mobiles for homes out of wood. Many factories that produce alcoholic drinks opened during the time of King Zog and they continued their activities during the communism time. The town of Elbasan gained a lot of importance from the time that the Chinese built the big manufacture of the iron and nickel minerals to get refined in order to gain strong steel for construction. Around it many other sub factories were built and as a result of these factories the air contains pollution and it is not healthy. Many people who live there suffer from the air being polluted and this is a constant issue they deal with even today. Elbasan as a town has about 65% of the whole businesses but the majority of these businesses have only hired one person and the unemployment is very high. The majority of the people in the town work in black being hired from these businesses and earn for the living. In this town the most important businesses that are running are the ones dealing with marketing, transportation and others such as hotels and restaurants or bars. Only 20% of the population deals with agriculture. The people who live in the town work in the industrial factories that are running but they earn too less for the living and unable to provide all that is needed to keep their families provided. The salaries are way too low.
The schedule of our weekly meetings at our new church and Adopt a Child program in Elbasan is as follows: On Sundays, church service and children’s Sunday school at 10:30 AM. On Mondays, the youth meeting at 6:00 PM and on Wednesdays, 6:00 PM prayer meetings and Bible study meeting. Since the program started to take place, we are asking the parents to come along with the children and be present. The children have received their first package of food and are constantly frequenting our church meetings being this way feed physically and spiritually with the Word of God.
Translated by Martin Rucolli
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