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Knowledge and understanding: communication in family must become the basis for a secure future

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Source of Funding: EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014
Program: NGO Project Measure (2009-2014)

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Social exclusion is encouraged from poor socialization skills and low self-esteem, which are formed in the first years of life, during communication between children and their parents. Traditionally this interaction was provided by songs and games, used in everyday life. Now this everyday life with games and this part of children's development is dissapeared. We offer an innovative approach for reduction of social exclusion. Our goal is to ensure more positive development of the next generation. To achieve that, we will educate parents about children's growth, and teach the traditional ways, how to use the knowledge in everyday life. 15 families from Lādezers will take a part in 2 camps and 30 workshops, where songs about family will be learned and explored, and recorded (1000 CD copies). 9 schools in Limbaži district will have course of lectures (27 lectures). A medical officer will give knowledge about the development of children, and folklorists will show, how to involve it in family daily life.

Project results: The project was necessary to ensure the popularization and promoting of the knowledge and understanding about the importance of communication in the family.
The target groups of the project were Social exclusion and poverty at risk population, including: 36 children, 256 young people, 22 families with children. As well as 23 Limbaži county municipal educators of educational institutions and 9 volunteers.
The following results have been achieved:
•The two three days long family camps were visited by 16 families;
•The 40 minutes long concertlectures about the role of communication in children’s development was shown to 250 young people and 30 adults;
•Created folk selection family "Ieceļ mani saulītē" program. The developed material suitable for everyday use, it includes a simple, easily reproducible samples served in an understandable and appropriate manner, and in good artistic quality.
•Recorded and released in 1000 copies “Ģimenes dziesma” program recording CDs, as well as created and released a CD booklet that includes song lyrics, performance descriptions and other information related to the contents of the CD.
•Organized end of project evening and reflected Limbažu TV broadcast and available on YouTube.
•Implemented publicity program: 3 TV spots, 1 publicity event at the end of the project, the project information placement society website 7 times,
The understanding, knowledge and experience on the subject of communication in the family that the participants obtained during the project will be daily used in the everyday life of the participating families.

Supported by the EEA Grants. Case number: LV03. Programme name: „NGO fund”

Project number: 2014.EEZ/PP/1/MIC/054
Project approval date: 08.04.2015.
Project contract date: 21.05.2015.
Status of the project: Pabeigts
Name of Project Promoter: Assotiation "Traditional Cultural Society “MANTOJUMS”"
Type of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Name of project partner: Limbažu novada pašvaldības Lādezera pamatskola
Place(s) of implementation: Limbažu pagasts
Project implementation region(s): Rīga
Project duration, months: 11
Total eligible costs (Programme co-financing and Project Promoter’s contribution): 22380.35 EUR / 15 729.00 LVL;
Programme co-financing (EEA Grants – 95%): 18986.98 EUR / 13 344.13 LVL;
Programme co-financing (State budget – 5%): 999.32 EUR / 702.33 LVL;
Project Promoter’s contribution: 2394.05 EUR / 1 682.55 LVL;
Legal address: "Leiši", Katvaru pagasts, Limbažu novads, LV-4061
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