Five more children of fallen police officers in the state's foster care scheme
After 15 children who received the status of "Child in care of the Republic" last year, five more children benefited from this status.
All five children are the daughters of police officers killed in the line of duty, respectively the two children of Shkëlzen Dobrushi, the daughter of Roland Likaj, as well as the daughter and son of Artan Cuku.
Prime Minister Rama said that support for children who have lost their parents on duty will continue to remain one of the government's priorities, especially in the field of education, where they will find maximum support.
"In fact, we have been very worried about this work and from time to time we have discussed that this story cannot be with a modest aid as it was, because practically it is children who lose a parent who is at work, who there is a salary that he brings home. So we thought of making it not just like wages, but plus, so that at least from an economic point of view they have no worries about the children and no lack. As for the part of education then, they are extra. So, it's maybe a little late, but we didn't know all the things and we know them, we learn along the way and understand along the way how we can do it better," said Rama.
"Children in the Care of the Republic" will benefit from the scholarship for attending pre-university education in public educational institutions and free textbooks.
They also receive a full scholarship from the student support fund and are exempt from the annual fee in public institutions of higher education.
On the other hand, they also benefit from the right to free vocational guidance and support for employment in the public administration or private business.