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Active and creative way of life of mentally disabled children, young people and seniors

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

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The project’s aim is to promote healthy and active lifestyle of youth subject to social exclusion risk, children with mental development disorders and seniors, as well as to improve the overall quality of life in the Kurzeme District.
The project activities will involve youth with mental development disorders in activities. Teachers, seniors and social care workers at old people’s homes are planned to be educated. Manuals about elderly care will be published and distributed.
Main activities of the project are as follows: Seminars to seniors, teachers and carers; Music therapy classes to children of special boarding primary schools; Preparation, publication and distribution of manuals about elderly care; Professional and creative camp of youth; Creative classes.
The project target group: youth, seniors, youth with mental development disorders, carers working with seniors, teachers working with children and youth with mental development disorders.

Project results: The general aim of the project was to enable the healthy and active life style of young people who are exposed to social exclusion, mentally retarded children and senior groups, and to improve the quality of life in Kurzeme region – in the regional communities of Saldus and Aizpute.
The project has helped to improve the quality of life of young people and mentally retarded children, and seniors. It refers to isolated rural areas where these groups lack activities that exist in Riga and other cities. The realization of these activities has been the beginning of improving the quality of life of these groups because a very effective work with partners was done. It has led to the work already started on other joint projects to maintain the results of this project and to continue benefiting all the participants.
The improvement and increasing of the education of the personnel of the boarding–schools and old people’s homes (educators and cartakers) as the means to improve lives of seniors, disabled persons, children and young people - this was one of the aims of the project and it has already begun to bear fruit.
All the partners have thought how to seek funding to develop vocational training projects to improve skills of these people. Improvement of the quality of real life of young people who are exposed to social exclusion, mentally retarded children and the seniors depends on their training and professional qualification.

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

Project number: 2012.EEZ/PP/1/MEC/061
Project approval date: 11.09.2013.
Project contract date: 04.11.2013.
Status of the project: Pabeigts
Name of Project Promoter: Association ”Community Development Center”
Type of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Name of project partner: Aizputes novada Cīravas pagasta pārvalde,Lažas speciālā internātpamatskola,Saldus novada pašvaldības Rubas speciālā internātpamatskola,MTÜ Loometaru,Aizputes novada dome
Place(s) of implementation: Cīravas pagasts,Kazdangas pagasts,Lažas pagasts,Rubas pagasts
Project implementation region(s): Kurzeme Region
Project duration, months: 14
Total eligible costs (Programme co-financing and Project Promoter’s contribution): 28455.50 EUR / 19 998.64 LVL;
Programme co-financing (EEA Grants – 95%): 24329.27 EUR / 17 098.71 LVL;
Programme co-financing (State budget – 5%): 1280.49 EUR / 899.93 LVL;
Project Promoter’s contribution: 2845.74 EUR / 2 000.00 LVL;
Legal address: Vīlandes iela 7-16, Rīga, LV-1010
Phone No.: 28209936
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