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Bulgarian Memory Foundation makes another donation to Pustec Municipality

TIRANA, April 30 /ATA/ – Dr. Milen Vrabevski and the Bulgarian Memory Foundation had have made a significant donation to the Small Prespa area, home to a community of Bulgarian ethnic origin, Bulgarian Embassy in Tirana announced on Tuesday.

Acting upon a request from the Mayor of Pustec, Pali Kolefski, and his Deputy Jani Nikolla, the Foundation provided new town hall furniture, including 44 office tables, 44 shelves, 60 office chairs, a large table as well as 25 computers.

The donation was handed over on Tuesday in front of Pustec Municipality building in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, and the Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, Ivajllo Kirov.

This is the second large donation the Foundation makes to the area. In 2020, the Bulgarian Memory Foundation donated an ambulance, a fire truck, and an off-road vehicle.

In 2020, Vrabevski’s foundation also helped to repair the water main in the village of Tuminec, which in turn restored the 24-hour water supply in two more villages in Small Prespa.

The Bulgarian Memory Foundation continues charitable activities in Albania by furnishing and equipping a school library, a staff room, and a modern computer lab at a school in Pustec, where children from all nine villages are attending.

Dr. Milen Vrabevski and the Bulgarian Memory Foundation play key role in initiating and organizing the process of recognizing the Bulgarian minority in Albania in 2017, which the Bulgarian ethnic community there had been waiting for since 1934.

In 2023, on the Foundation’s initiative and funding, a team of world-famed Bulgarian physicians visited the Small Prespa area and conducted free preventive cardiological examinations of the local people in Pustec. The medical team, led by the world-renowned Bulgarian cardiologist Prof. Ivo Petrov, examined more than 200 people./