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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 is to provide better living standard in friendly and family environment for disabled children and youngsters. It will be located in Charity’s Zvannieki Alternative Family Home property in Vaive village, Cesu district.


Project Summary:

The aim of the project is to provide better living standard in friendly and family environment for disabled children and youngsters. It will be located in Charity’s Zvannieki Alternative Family Home property in Vaive village, Cesu district.

“Half way home” will provide all the necessary practical skills that are needed to start independent life for 7 disabled children and youngsters who are living in Zvannieki Alternative Family Home now. It is expected that  they will gain skills necessary for living and learning together with mentor.



Project results:
  • An accommodation "Halfway Home" has been created for children and young people with disabilities and difficulties to integrate into society and live independently:
    • Premises have been redecorated — insulation of three rooms and finishing with wooden boards, renovation of floor, change of windows and doors, renovation of ancient front door opening;
    • Courtyard has been set up, a fence has been build around the house, and a path has been paved; in this work friends of the association and young people from the target group participated as volunteers;
  • 15 people from local municipalities, non-governmental organisations, and representatives of various professions who are in friends with the association were introduced to the "Halfway House" as a socially responsible contribution during the "Open Doors" event;
  • Children and young people from the target group, their alternative family and friends participated in the gala event ceremony (in total, 46 people);
  • "Halfway Home" provides the project target group with:
    • sense of safety and stability ensured by personal life space in a familiar environment;
    • opportunities for acquiring and improving life skills;
    • building responsibility about their household and home
Target group: Children with disabilities,People with disabilities
Legal status of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Region: Vidzeme Region
Amount of Grant Awarded: 18641.56 LVL / 26 524.55 EUR
Amount of Grant Spent: 17849.69 LVL / 25 397.82 EUR
Project number: 2010.CH04/mic-139/39
Project Promoter: Association “Zvannieku Mājas” (Zvannieku mājas)
Place of implementation: Cēsis county, Vaive parish “Vecrogas”
Contact information: Anglikāņu iela 2a, Rīga, LV-1050
www: http://www.zvannieki.lv
Date of approval: 09.12.2011.
Duration of the project: 01.03.2012.-31.08.2012.
 


Date of printing: 21.09.19