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Fostering Active Participation of Youth in Rural Areas and Promoting Their Competitiveness in Labor Market and Educational Institutions “Cogwheel Academy”

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Source of Funding: Swiss - Latvian Cooperation Programme 2009-2012
Program: NGO Fund of Swiss - Latvian cooperation program

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The main aim of the subproject is to foster competencies of 60 young people exposed to risks of social exclusion and poverty, by educating and involving them in activities of social and political participation,  thus  promoting  their  competitiveness  in  labor  market  and  educational  institutions.


The main aim of the subproject is to foster competencies of 60 young people exposed to risks of social exclusion and poverty, by educating and involving them in activities of social and political participation,  thus  promoting  their  competitiveness  in  labor  market  and  educational  institutions.
The  target  group  of  the  project  is  youngsters  in  Ogre  district,  including  those  from  families  in need, unemplyed young people and those whose parents work and live abroad.
Subproject  will  be  implemented  in  Ogre,  Madliena and Suntaži. Within the framework of the project, young people will take part in non-formal learning activities and social theatre workshops, as well as take active part in formation of Ogre youth council. Besides that participants will plan and implement a local volunteering and development project. Alongside with the main activities, preparatory, evoluation and publicity activities will be carried out.
As a result of the subproject competitiveness of 60 youngsters exposed to risks of social exclusion and  poverty  will  be  promoted,  as  well  as  the  competencies  of  active  participation  in  their  local communities  fostered.  Young  people  will  be  better  equipped  to  participate  in  society  and  labor market, as well as to employ all resources available to them. As a result of cooperation among the members of local  communities Ogres district  will develop in  accordance  with ideas of resilience and sustainability.



Project results:
  • 15 informal education classes have taken place (five six-hour classes in Ogre, Suntaži, and Madliena), in total 77 young people participated. Young people have acquired skills that increase their competitiveness in the labour market and education institutions;
  • Eight social theatre classes have taken place in Madliena, where five people participated on regular basis;
  • Participation was ensured (30 young people) in three projects implemented in local communities of Suntaži and Madliena. Approximately 300 people were involved in charity activities, organising festivals, and building dialogue with local decision makers;
  • In general, 10 classes with participation of 30 young people have taken place in Ogre, Suntaži, and Madliena. Classes were related to fostering community participation: promotion of participation of young people in local processes, development of participation strategies, training of participation skills, further common activities to be undertaken by young people, etc. During these classes, two lectures were given about voluntary service abroad and in Latvia, as well as discussions took place with Ogre County Council and the Youth Council of Ogre County about involvement of young people in their activities.
Target group: Children,Young people
Legal status of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Region: Riga Region
Amount of Grant Awarded: 8138.00 LVL / 11 579.33 EUR
Amount of Grant Spent: 7997.84 LVL / 11 379.90 EUR
Project number: 2010.CH04/mic-213
Project Promoter: Ogre Youth Club “Project Workshop” (Ogres Jauniešu klubs "Projektu darbnīca")
Partner(s): Ogre county council
Start date of project: 01.01.2011.
Project finish date: 31.08.2011.
Place of implementation: Ogre county (Ogre, Madliena, Suntaži)
Contact information: Mednieku iela 19-k2-50, Ogre, LV-5001
Phone: 29118622
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