Association “Balta maja”
January 22, 2015
The Latvian Language Training Takes Place in Four Minority NGOs
Implementation of the project “Association’s “Balta maja” experience and expertise in the integration of minorities in Latvian society” (project contract identification number: 2013.EEZ / PP/2 /MAC /035/050) continues. Project supported by European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2009.-2014 period in program „NVO fond” sub-program „NVO Project program”.
Latvian Language Training (120-hour program) takes place under the guidance of specialists; it is given to the participants of the Slavic society “Uzori” (Livani), Belarusian cultural and educational society “Uzdim” (Daugavpils), Rezekne Society Theatre-studio “Joriks” (Rezekne) and the Ukrainian Cultural education association “Javir” (Jekabpils).Minority union activists, members and volunteers participate in training; a total of 100 participants in 4 groups are taught. Training is held by pedagogues who have experience in working with adult foreigners. Acquired workbooks and teaching aids ensure qualitative learning process.
The learning process is complemented by visits to cultural institutions such as the theatre and the museum. Part of the project participants have already seen the play of Anšlavs Eglītis “Shameless Man”, which was performed by Valmiera Theater.
At the beginning of February the project activity “Training of minority NGO leaders” will start. It is intended to hold eight training sessions where all minority leaders of four NGO will participate under the guidance of specialists. Part of the training will be led by the association’s “Balta Maja” specialists.
The first training theme“Working together with local and national authorities, other NGOs,” and it will be led by Marika Rudzīte – Griķe (association “Sava Kabata”).
Implementation of the project will actively continue. In addition to the Latvian language training and the training of NGO minority leaders, a course of integration will be launched.
Provided knowledge of the Latvian national history, geography and tradition in the integration course will help the project participants to better integrate into the local community.
All project activities have been chosen with the aim – to promote minority NGOs and their representative knowledgethat will helpactively integrate into the local community and NGO family.
We wish the participants of the project to learn diligently and to participate actively in the activities of the project!
The program is funded by the EEZ Grants and Latvian State
Supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway
This publication has been prepared by the EEA Financial Mechanism and Latvian State financial support. For the content of this publication responsible is association „Balta Maja”.