The YOUTH CENTER ‘ARKA’
The Youth Center Arka was established and functions in Shkodra, in the largest economic and cultural center of the North. Since the beginning its focus was to support the development of capacities, education and employment of the young people through vocational trainings, cultural-artistic activities and the economic and social development of this area.
Arka is situated in a characteristic three storey building with a unique architecture, which is adopted as a bar and hostel with a capacity of 27 beds and functional spaces for the radio and recording studio, the business lab and the innovation lab. The Centre focuses in organizing social-cultural activities, aiming to promote and develop the talent of young people, by organizing competitions in the field of photography, design, poetry, innovation.
Not even a year has passed since the functioning of the Youth Centre Arka and it already has become one of the most active institutions in Shkodra. Every month, about one thousand young people attend the Center Arka, to record a song, to watch a film, to discuss about a book, to attend training courses, to participate in open debate, to participate in painting, poetry, photography contests. The range of activities has been increasing and the number of young people interested in it as well. The number of those who use the services of the bar and hostel has also increased.