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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 objective of the subproject is to enable children who are exposed to social exclusion and poverty  integration  into  the  educational  system  and  society,  using  the  Montessori  pedagogical principles. The project target group are children from families that have given poor or low income family status, children from towns outside of Riga, children who are orphans, children who are left without parental care, children with functional impairments or disabilities, children whose parents are long stay abroad, as well as seniors.

Subproject activities will be implemented in Ogre area Suntaži district, Riga, and Switzerland.
To achieve the objectives of the subproject following activities will be implemented:

  • Organization of Montessori Cabinet in Riga to work with children from low-income families;
  • Organization  of  individual  Montessori  lessons  for  children  and  information  for  parents  on children's educational opportunities;
  • Organization of five Montessori workshops for children’s from Suntaži and Laubere districts.
  • Watching Montessori pedagogy in practice in Switzerland;
  • Organization  of  workshops  for  public  organizations  and  other  concerned  persons  whose  target group  are  children,  to  share  good  example  and  advice  thus  facilitating  the  realization  of  similar projects and civic engagement.

Expected Results:

  • Society has renovated and furnished rooms for activities with children’s, as well as for training seminars;
  • About 80 children will have improved social and practical skills, as well as additional knowledge in various fields;
  • Montessori  designed  workshop  plans  and  descriptions  of  interesting  and  educational  classes available online for public use;
  • Informing the public about the Project and Montessori education institutions in Switzerland with the principles and best practice transfer opportunities.
Priority: Akadēmiskie pētījumi
Target group: Children,Young people,Seniors
Legal status of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Region: Riga Region
Amount of Grant Awarded: 9310.00 LVL / 13 246.94 EUR
Project number: 2010.CH04/mic-141
Project Promoter: Society „Montessori ABC”
Partner(s): Ogre county local goverment Suntaži parish office
Start date of project: 01.01.2011.
Project finish date: 30.11.2011.
Place of implementation: Rīga and Ogre county Suntažu parish, Adliswil
Legal address: "Jaunķīši", Ogres county, Suntaži parish, Suntaži, LV-5060
Phone: 29384040
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www: http://www.montessori-abc.lv