Modern school building after reconstruction in Gose village 

The post-earthquake Reconstruction Program is making the newly-built schools fully operational to meet contemporary standards for habitability and environmental comfort and provide spaces for contemporary education and become a model of the ongoing transformation. The new schools are bigger, stronger and much safer than they used to be before the devastating earthquake that hit the country last November. The high education school and the kindergarten in the village of Gose, Rrogozhina municipality, have been rebuilt under the post-earthquake reconstruction program. They are now ready to open doors to 350 students after taking a completely fresh look following the destruction due to the earthquake on Nov 26 last year. Accompanying Prime Minister Edi Rama during a visit to the new school, the Reconstruction Minister Arben Ahmetaj noted that the educational facility offers now larger and safer spaces for students.

With 18 classrooms, two labs, a library, an information technology lab, two gyms and a botanical garden, the new school is ready to welcome its 350 students a year after the deadly earthquake. “Just like any other educational facility under construction as part of the Reconstruction Program, this school meets highest European standards and is equipped with the infrastructure to serve also as a community centre,” Reconstruction Minister Ahmetaj said, adding that all new schools feature also fire suppression systems and emergency exits.

Work has continued in full three shifts to make sure that construction of this school completes as soon as possible, so that students return to normality in contemporary education spaces. The new school was built in five months. Four other educational facilities are set to be built in Rrogozhina under the Reconstruction Program.