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Volunteers for improvement of children situation in family

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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  objective  of  subproject:  basing  on  world  volunteer  work  experience,  to  create  in  Latvia volunteer  work  system,  so  that  volunteers,  cooperating  with  NVO  and  municipalities,  could provide  support  for  children  in  families  from  different  social  exclusion  and  poverty  risk  groups, thus improving life quality and decreasing social isolation of volunteers and supported people.

Target groups of subproject are preschool age children being under supervision of social services and their families, including seniors, as well as 5 NGOs.

Locations of subproject implementation: Riga, Talsi, Valmiera, Ventspils.

Main activities: elaboration of volunteers training programme, attraction, selection and training of mentors  and  volunteers,  selection  of  families,  volunteer  work  in  families  and  its  supervision, project publicity, including final seminar.

Planned results:

  •  Created  system  of  attraction,  training,  supervision  and  support  of  volunteers,  specifically aimed  for  work  with  preschool  age  children  living  in  families  in  critical  situation, including families where seniors are bringing up the children;
  •  Attracted and trained at least 50 volunteers and support has been provided for at least 100 children and 20 seniors;
  •  Cooperation  model  between  NGO  and  municipalities  in  context  of  volunteers  support programme  has  been  created,  as  well  as  programme  for  mentors  (supervisors),  where  at least 16 mentors have been selected and trained;

Information  about  created  volunteers  programme  and  first  results  is  available  for  wider  society, NGOs and municipalities.

Priority: Akadēmiskie pētījumi
Target group: Children,Young people,Seniors
Legal status of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Region: Riga Region
Amount of Grant Awarded: 82799.95 LVL / 117 813.71 EUR
Project number: 2010.CH04/mac-70
Project Promoter: Establishment „Centre „Dardedze”
Partner(s): foundation "Vidzemes reģionālais atbalsta centrs "Dardedze"", foundation "Talsu novada krīžu centrs", Riga City Council Welfare Department, society "Krīzes centrs ģimenēm ar bērniem "Paspārne""
Start date of project: 01.12.2010.
Project finish date: 31.05.2012.
Place of implementation: Rīga region - Rīga, Kurzemes regions - Talsi, Vidzemes regions - Valmiera
Legal address: Cieceres st. 3, Rīga, LV-1002
Phone: 29489720
Fax: 67281191
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www: http://www.centrsdardedze.lv/lat/