‘E Ka Kush E Ka’ Children’s Series

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The “E Ka Kush e Ka” series seeks to include children and adults in a series of books and games through which they discover and rediscover cultural heritage as a bridge, linking us to the complexities of the world around us. Cultural heritage is not only about learning facts; it is an ideal educational and entertaining support for learning about and exploring new things, other people and our society. It is an instrument that helps with self-reflection, skills and mental vivacity… a path toward citizenship and mutual respect, where the search for meaning is foremost.

It is in this perspective that E KA KUSH E KA Children’s series has been developed and is still growing today. Composed of 15 educational tools developed in collaboration with inspiring professionals, the collection allows everyone to discover several aspects of cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible, through playful means adapted for children. Through these tools (board games, activity booklet, puzzles…), the aim is to give the participants keys of understanding of the context that surrounds them, and thus reinforces the development of personal, methodological and communicative skills in a recreational way. Simultaneously, its impulse the emergence and strengthening of a connection between young people and their historical and cultural environment, thus contributing to the preservation of the cultural heritage.

The ‘E Ka Kush E Ka’ collection is also the practical support for the Heritage Ateliers, organized in partnership with different educational and cultural institutions across Albania, taking place both in urban and rural areas, where access to culture can be limited. Since 2014, 103 Heritage Ateliers have been implemented, involving 300 professionals partners (teachers, educators, heritage professionals…) in their organization and gathering together 2494 children in 30 cities and villages.

Finally, the ‘E KA KUSH E KA’ series has been endorsed by the Ministry of Education Youth and Sports as part of the National Program ‘Doing Homework’ and the ‘Don’t get Mad’ sub-series has been awarded the 2018 European Heritage Stories prize by the Council of Europe and the European Commission.

As of today, the series contains the following installments:Logo and EKKEK series-page-001

Would you like to try the game Mos u Nxeh Gjirokastra?

First print the 4 pieces and glue them together; then grab a dice and 4 buttons of different colors and you are good to go. Finally you can send us your feedback by contacting us at gro.b1632794412whc@a1632794412inabl1632794412a1632794412.

Mos u Nxeh Gjirokastra – online simplified version

You can also download samples of the collections booklets by clicking on the links below (documents in Albanian):

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New activity of “E ka kush e ka” collection

“RRI MË KËMBË”

A play of words in Albanian combining the meanings of “Recovery and Standing Tall” again

Print, Play, Learn!

For children 6-11 years old

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02.Tower C_Durres

03.Tekke of Dollma_Kruje

04.Tower of Preza

Check out also the Babameto House paper model in the video below: