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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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General objective: to promote reproductive health and rights life skills of socially excluded vulnerable children and young people.  

Specific objective:  

  • to adopt Switzerland’s work experience in promotion of reproductive health of socially excluded vulnerable groups.
  • to educate students (13-20) of Latvia’s boarding, evening and other schools on sexuality, reproductive health and rights topics in order to promote health of these children and young people.
  • to educate teachers and social workers of Latvia’s boarding, evening and other schools on sexuality, reproductive health and rights topics in order to ensure sustainable and systemic approach to needs of socially excluded vulnerable children and young people.
  • to involve socially excluded vulnerable children and young people in health promotion peer to peer activities implemented by non governmental organizations therefore developing their civic participation skills, promoting their self esteem and at the same time offering useful management of their free time.
  • to reduce negative stereotypes towards socially excluded vulnerable children and young people.

Target groups:

  • 1530 children and young people that have problems in acquiring primary and secondary education. Children and young people that have not received primary or secondary education or received it without certificate, diploma.
  • 1000 children orphans, children without parental support and young people after expiration of outside of family care.
  • 1 association whose target group is children and young people. 80 teachers that work with socially excluded vulnerable children on every day basis will be directly involved in the project. Contacts and cooperation with NGOs working near boarding schools will be developed.  

Location: Cesis, Riga, other places in Latvia.

Main  activities: Gaining Switzerland’s experience and implementing it in Latvia’s programs, training  of  peer  educators,  training  of  teachers,  peer  to  peer  activities  initiated  and  organized  by children  and  young  people,  reproductive  health  promotion  classes  in  boarding  schools  of  Latvia, project coordination and project publicity.

Priority: Akadēmiskie pētījumi
Target group: Children,Young people
Legal status of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Region: Riga Region
Amount of Grant Awarded: 72838.48 LVL / 103 639.82 EUR
Project number: 2010.CH04/mac-20
Project Promoter: Latvia's Association for Family Planning and Sexula Health "Papardes zieds"
Partner(s): Society "PLANeS, Swiss Foundation for Sexual and Reproductive
Health"; childs and youth center of Cesis
Start date of project: 01.05.2011.
Project finish date: 31.10.2012.
Place of implementation: Cēsis, Rīga, different places of Latvia
Legal address: Grēcinieku st. 34, Rīga, LV-1050
Phone: 67212700
Fax: 67226787
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www: http://www.papardeszieds.lv/