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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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Overall aim – to increase civil society’ involvement in to youth’s life quality’s improvement and the abatement of social differences

Main aim – to promote integration in society for youngsters that live in orphan houses and other out of family day centres therefore creating equal opportunities to realise own carreer aims and to create positive stories of success as a positive example for others.

Target group – 20 Orphans from Latvian orphan houses in collage age (16 – 19 year olds).

Location place – Latvia (Riga), experience exchange in Switzerland.

Main Activities:

  1. Administration of project.
  2. selection of target group
  3. TV movies – success stories
  4. Experience exchange in Switzerland
  5. Summer Camp „TV academy―. It involves career selection consultation, introduction to professions that are actual in media industry, socio-psychological trainings, career selection, workshops, buzz sessions with famous TV people, excursions and introduction with TV and media work in Latvian Television, making movie about this camp;
  6. Idea workshop for NGO and local authority cooperation to promote orphan integration in;
  7. Publicity of the project;

Expected and planned results:

  1. Project will be realised in the planned time and the supported financial stream will be according to the budget of the project.
  2. There will be 20 youngsters from different orphan houses.
  3. There will be 6 TV films about the stories of success and 1 TV film about the progress of the camp created.
  4. We will attend our partner organization from Switzerland to gather the best experience related with work with our target audience. 
  5. 20 youngsters from orphan houses will have practical experience and skills in media industry, learned in the summer camp. 
  6. As a result from the idea workshop, there will be NGO and local authority collaboration model developed to integrate orphan house youngsters in the society, education system and in employment encouragement. 
  7. For publicity reasons the 7 movies created will be made in 50 copies each and given to Latvian orphan houses, Local Authorities and given to Educational and informatively methodological centre’s video library in Riga.
Priority: Akadēmiskie pētījumi
Target group: Children,Young people
Legal status of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Region: Riga Region
Amount of Grant Awarded: 21441.50 LVL / 30 508.51 EUR
Project number: 2010.CH04/mic-179
Project Promoter: society "The Children of the Sun"
Partner(s): Jelgavas municipality "Jelgavas izglītības pārvalde"; society "Stiftung Kinderdorf Pestalozzi"
Start date of project: 01.01.2011.
Project finish date: 31.10.2011.
Place of implementation: Jelgava, Rīga, Šveice
Legal address: Lienes st. 7-3, Rīga, LV-1009
Phone: 29284031