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”Nature’s creative laboratory” as an instrument for strengthening psychophysical health and diminishing social and economical gap in the community

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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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Social integration program „Nature’s creative laboratory” is implemented to enable the integration into  society  of  social  castaway  youth  risk  groups,  for  children,  youngsters  and  seniors  residing outside  Riga  to  integrate  into  society,  to  reduce  social  and  economical  differences,  to  promote mental and physical health and generation cooperation in the city and countryside. In the course of the  program  to  construct  and  present  the  two  huge  environment  projects  in  Jurmala  and Jaunjelgava  area,  60  direct  representatives  are  involved  into  theoretical  and  practical  as  well  as creative development classes.  The innovative method in Latvia for development of creative skills and  motivation called „Sense –  home”is worked out and applied, enabling and balancing the mental and physical health of human being in the process of creative and practical work and with the  usage  of  nature  materials.  At  the  subproject  places  in  cooperation  with  state  institutions  and municipalities the following information and service is provided: development of municipality and labor market possibilities, services in social and employment sphere, practical support for solving social  issues,  as  well  as  doctors,  psychologist  support  and  consultations  for  drug  addicts.  At  the result  of  the  project  the  social  integrity  program  is  worked  out  and  adapted  in  different  city  and countryside environments, comprising theoretical guidelines and visual material, as well as public access  in  Jurmala  and  Jaunelgava  area,  raising  efficacy  of  social  integration.  The  cooperation network  with  municipalities  and  nongovernmental  institutions  is  created,  enabling  the  necessary support for aimed audience in solving social issues and sustainability of the subproject.

Priority: Akadēmiskie pētījumi
Target group: Children,Young people,Seniors
Legal status of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Region: Riga Region
Amount of Grant Awarded: 42108.67 LVL / 59 915.24 EUR
Project number: 2010.CH04/mac-150
Project Promoter: Society „The House of fairy tales „Undine” – The Green order”
Partner(s): Jaunjelgavas county council, society "Ekociemats "Zaķis un citi zvēri"", society "Aizkraukles psiholoģiskās palīdzības centrs"
Start date of project: 01.01.2011.
Project finish date: 31.12.2011.
Place of implementation: Region near of Rīga – Jūrmala, Zemgales region – Jaunjelgavas county.
Legal address: Parka st.1, Jūrmala, LV - 2015
Phone: 26478836; 26185372
Fax: 67769273