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Voluntary work as tool of youth social inclusion

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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  develop  voluntary  work  in  local  society  (Cesis)  as  mechanism  of social  inclusion  within  time  frame  from  January  till  December,  2011.  The  target  group  of  the Project  are  30  young  people  of  social  risks  at  age  18  to  25  (including  unemployed,  school  drop outs, young people without primary or secondary school education). Within the Project, the team of  youth  workers  from  Switzerland  and  professionals  from  Latvia  will  create  two  training programmes: „Personal development‖ and „Managment of voluntary work‖ and they will be practised with the target group of the Project. After the training, young people will have 3 months placements  in  three  different  institutions  –  Elderly  house of Cesis, Cesis’  hospital  and  Cirulisu Nature  Trails.  There  they  will  develop  knowledge,  skills  and  attitudes  gained  during  Training programmes.  To  reflect  on  experience  and  evaluate  it  in  the  professional  way,  there  will  be  also organised sessions of supervisions for young people as well as for support persons (mentors) from institutions.  Results  of  the  Project  will  be  disseminated  in  the  Voluntary  work  Forum  in  autumn 2011. To promote the idea and outcomes of the Project, there will be made  short video film about volunteering in local level.

Priority: Akadēmiskie pētījumi
Target group: Children,Young people
Legal status of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Region: Vidzeme Region
Amount of Grant Awarded: 11884.98 LVL / 16 910.80 EUR
Project number: 2010.CH04/mic-193
Project Promoter: Society "Social coresponsibility"
Partner(s): Cesis adult education centre; (
Start date of project: 01.01.2011.
Project finish date: 31.12.2011.
Place of implementation: Cēsis, Cēsu county and former Cēsu district area, Cīrihe
Legal address: Apšu st.19, Jelgava, LV-3002
Phone: 26478404