When asked why they chose this issue, one of the girls replied:
“Our mission was to create an app that would be helpful for our community; a unique app. We all had ideas, but the best one was to help children that are victims of blood feuds. We had heard about this unique problem but we knew just a little. Once we learned about this serious issue, we felt really bad for those kids that have to be isolated in order to not get killed as revenge because their family members had killed before.”
The girls researched the issue before designing the app, and learned from this year’s U.S. Embassy Women of Courage nominee and blood feud teacher, Ms. Liljana Luani from Shkoder. Meeting her motivated this talented group of public school girls even more than they already were.
With so much talent and drive to make a difference, these girls’ futures are bright. Women in Albania are underrepresented in tech careers, yet these girls are inspiring countless other girls to follow their lead. Their drive to help others is what makes them so special and beautiful.
|Short Bio of Photographer
I grew up in a small town in western Poland. Later in life I moved to the United States where I met the love of my life. We now have 2 beautiful kids and spend our time traveling the world together. We move countries every three years. And because of this hectic lifestyle, photography allows me to preserve those fleeting moments. I find inspiration in simple things, a home cooked meal, watching my children play, a good book. I am straightforward, honest, a realist. Currently we are living in Albania.