In the context of supporting TID associations and further promoting the touristic sites as well as business where they operate, the Albanian American Development Foundation (AADF) sponsored the organization of a promotional one-day event named “Kruja Mosaic” in co-operation with Municipality of Kruja, Municipality of Tirana, TID Kruja and TID Tirana business associations as well as the Region 2 Development Agency.
The collaboration between TID associations aim to promote businesses and regional culture as well as the social economic revitalization of the area. Throughout the day there were many activities held in the Tirana’s Bazaar, from cultural and social events, to artisan and food fair to promoting the touristic aspect of Kruja.
Moreover, the AADF Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Michael Granoff presented with the Mayor of Tirana Mr. Erion Veliaj and Mrs. Eglantina Gjermni the Deputy of the city of Kruja, the artistic installation – a symbol of the transformation effort at the Tirana’s Bazaar made by ADDF and its partners. The presentation was attended by the AADF Board of Trustees, the Co-CEOs of AADF, representative from the Government and Municipality as well as members from the diplomatic corps accredited in Tirana.
The evening concluded with a fashion show “Artisan’s Fashion Night” with the purpose to promote artisanal handicrafts made by the artisans of the city of Kruja using traditional techniques while experimenting with modern design created by the talented fashion designer Gerta Oparaku.