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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 aim of the Project „Believe in yourself, Latvia!” is, during a period of 18 months, to improve the quality of life of 500 children and young people with social exclusion and poverty risks in different regions of Latvia. The Project will enhance motivation of the target group as well as give new opportunities to spend their free time in a non-formal, exciting, meaningful and safe environment where they can gain skills and experiences that will be relevant the rest of their lives. 
The target group of Project is 12-16 year old children and young people with different social exclusion and poverty risks in different regions of Latvia (Rīga, Daugavpils, Jēkabpils, Ventspils).
Activities of the Project include:

  • a training „How to work with the target group”
  • 4 thematical events in cities’ skateparks
  • „Believe in yourself” team visiting 10 different places in Latvia
  • Creative workshops
  • Non-formal education seminar for target group „Believe in yourself!”
  • A book „Believe in yourself”
  • Project final conference

As a result of the Project, the quality of life of 500 children and young people with social exclusion and poverty risks in different regions of Latvia will be improved, and also their motivation of the target group will be enhanced as well as they will be given new opportunities to spend their free time in a non-formal, exciting, meaningful and safe environment where they can gain skills and experiences that will be relevant the rest of their lives.

Priority: Akadēmiskie pētījumi
Target group: Children,Young people
Legal status of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Region: Riga Region
Amount of Grant Awarded: 75669.25 LVL / 107 667.64 EUR
Project number: 2010.CH04/mac-131
Project Promoter: Youth organization „Avantis”
Partner(s): Daugavpils city council, Ventspils city council`s municipal office "Sporta pārvalde", society "Latvian Art Directors Club", society "Latvijas skeitborda federācija", biedrība "Burning Wheels Tour"
Start date of project: 01.01.2011.
Project finish date: 30.06.2012.
Place of implementation: Rīga (Grīziņkalns) and Rīga region, Daugavpils and region, Jēkabpils and region, Ventspils and region
Legal address: Mēness st.4, Rīga, LV-1013
Phone: 29495959 ;29837235
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www: http://www.avantis.lv