Fjolla's visit to the USA

Fjolla looks at some of the equipment used by the children with disabilities.

We had invited Fjolla Duraku from Kosovo to come to the United States and to visit the Doris Klaussen Developmental Center.

This school is located in Battle Creek, Michigan and is a special school for disabled children.

Fjolla (right) receives some instruction on working with disabled children from Sharon Abdella at Doris Klaussen Development Center.

Fjolla (right) receives some instruction on working with disabled children from Sharon Abdella at Doris Klaussen Development Center.

Fjolla works at a similar school in her home city of Prizren. The purpose of the visit was for her to see how we manage and work with children with disabilities.

Demonstration of a special harness for a disabled child to stand in.

Demonstration of a special harness for a disabled child to stand in.

Fjolla arrived on April 30th and stayed with us until May 30th.

She was not only able to visit and learn at Doris Klaussen School but was able to experience the American culture first hand.
She visited our homes, traveled to Washington DC, and was high above the Chicago skyline in the Wills Tower (formerly Sears Tower).

In her home country of Kosovo, her culture would be a moderate form of Islam, but while here in the U.S. she was able to experience the Christian Faith, being in attendance at our assembly in Bellevue, in Pennsylvania, and at Lancaster Family Camp in Ohio.
She said it was a great experience!

Fjolla has expressed a sincere desire to work with us in the future with our humanitarian projects, not only in Kosovo, but in other countries as well.

Fjolla at the Lincoln Memorial Washington DC.

Fjolla at the Lincoln Memorial Washington DC.