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Promotion of quality of life and motivation for children and youngsters with disabilities

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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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Overall aim of the sub-project is to promote economical and reduction of social differences for  children  and  youngsters  with  disabilities,  thereby  improving  quality  of  life  of  children  and youngsters with disabilities who are subjects of social exclusions risk.
Direct aims of the sub-project:

  1. To  shape  and  improve  independent  life  skills  for  children  and  youngsters  with disabilities who have spinal cord injuries.
  2. To  promote  motivation  and  self-esteem  of  children  and  youngsters  with disabilities as well as healthy and physically active lifestyle.
  3. To promote integration in education and society of children and youngsters with disabilities.

Overall and direct aims of the sub-project will support achieving main aim of the grant program – to promote active citizenship of groups which are at risk for social exclusion and poverty. 

During the Project by attracting different specialists and experts we will create social space where children and  young people with different kinds of disability will be able to get needed  resources for new ways of motivation, opening new integration opportunities, as well as for developing and improving skills for independent life.

In social space there will be available video and photo format tips and advices as well summarized opinions  from  specialists  about  different  problematic  regarding  disabilities,  which  will  help  to children and young people to achieve above mentioned aims.

For the first time in Latvia target group will have opportunity to get necessary information in one place, make comments on that, ask questions on actual topics which sometimes are unpleasant to ask in public space, get to know opinions of specialists as well as get to know other children and young people with similar problems and learn experience, that have been solved in different way.
Project is unique with its dimension and content, as well as with involvement of target group.

We have planned to implement different activities for publicity in order to popularise and develop recognition of social space.

Priority: Akadēmiskie pētījumi
Target group: Children,Young people
Legal status of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Region: Riga Region
Amount of Grant Awarded: 21641.92 LVL / 30 793.68 EUR
Project number: 2010.CH04/mic-132
Project Promoter: An organisation of people with disabilities and their friends „Apeirons”
Partner(s): National rehabilitation centre VAIVARI
Start date of project: 01.01.2011.
Project finish date: 31.12.2011.
Place of implementation: Latvija
Legal address: Krišjāņa Valdemāra st.38 k-1, Rīga, LV-1010
Phone: 67299209
Fax: 67299277
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www: http://www.apeirons.lv