What is BiblioTech?

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“BiblioTech: Transforming public libraries into functional ones” is an initiative of UNICEF Albania, in close collaboration with Albanian Sustainable Development Organization (ASDO). The initiative aims to transform four of Tirana’s libraries into technological hubs for children, young people and the community in general. The incubators will be a vessel to enhance children’s and young people’s digital literacy, safety and contribute to also narrow the inter generational gap between their parents and themselves.

Four existing public libraries, namely “Hamit Beqja”, “Musine Kokalari”, “Misto Treska” and “Aleksandër Moisiu” will in functional incubators for children and young people passionate about Information and Communication Technology. The initiative aims to massively involve children and young people and give startups and small businesses the opportunity to further develop their projects in the field of ICT.

The four libraries will expand the map of the capital’s “Friendly WiFi” areas, protecting children and young people from adult pornography and child sexual abuse materials. Throughout the development of the initiative, the focus will be on informing and raising awareness of children and parents that they can navigate safely online in the premises of the libraries.

“BiblioTech” will also facilitate the organization of information sessions, workshops and technology facilitated activities for children and the community on digital literacy, safety, information technologies, startups, etc.

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Experts

Enxhi Mete: “How to build a WordPress web platform”

Graduated in economic informatics, expert Enxhi Mete addresses for bibliotech the topic of building a web platform, using the WordPress system.

This training cycle will help children and young people to integrate into the world of web development, give them better understanding on how the platform works and what benefits they can have as well as start working on building a platform themselves.

This training cycle will help children and young people to integrate into the world of web development, give them better understanding on how the platform works and what benefits they can have as well as start working on building a platform themselves.

Igli Tola: “Cryptocurrencies, opportunity or a threat?”

Expert Igli Tola will address for young people one of the most requested topics of the moment, cryptocurrencies.

With the ever-increasing trend, Igli will explain to young people not only the world of Cryptocurrencies as a innovation of financial markets, but aims to stimulate young people to actively, critically and creatively react to Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain: the opportunities that Fintech technology brings and its associated risks.

Ardita Keraj: “Protection of young people and children online”

Being daily internet users, often even with extended hours, young people often fall prey to online abuse. BiblioTech brought in expert Ardita Keraj, clinical psychologist and child protection project coordinator, to launch the online safety training cycle.

During the training cycle Ardita will organize practical activities for children, through which they will learn more about the safe use of the Internet, protection of personal data, the importance of online privacy and the forms of how to act when children fall prey to online abuse or abusers.

Gerion Treska: “Entrepreneurship and Building a Successful Startup”

Every day more and more young people are oriented towards starting a personal venture. Gerion Treska, expert for many years of the Albanian startup ecosystem, will present to young people the best opportunities to start a successful venture.

By presenting to young people, the best experiences of building startups from the most advanced ecosystems, Gerion will help any enthusiast take the first steps towards entrepreneurial success.

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