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Provision of social services and development of the environment enhancing for children and teenagers with different functional disabilities in Madona region

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

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The aim of the project is integration into society of children and young people with functional disorders, as well as their family members, providing suitable environment for it and improvement of their skills, development and communication abilities by the help of healing therapy and consultations. Target groups of the project:
- children and young people with different functional disorders, with health problems, for treating of which can help healing therapies and professionals;
- parents and peers.
For the implementation of the project, districts of Madona, Varakļāni, Cesvaine, and Ērgļi will be involved. On purpose for the implementation of the healing therapy program, it is planned to arrange premises in the pre-school educational establishments of Madona municipality. In the region they will be places for receiving innovative social rehabilitation services. In order to reach it, in the framework of the project the following activities are envisaged:
- to create friendly, adapted, equipped environment;
- to provide complex activities of healing therapy;
- to organize educating lectures, seminars for parents;
- to invite professionals with adequate professional education and practical work experience, whose successful work is based on both knowledge and willingness to do the utmost work with children and help them;
- to inform society regularly about the course of implementation of the project, so that possibly more children and young people with special needs of Madona region could use the rehabilitation program.
As a result of the implementation of the project it is planned to develop services of social rehabilitation and improve life quality of 60 children and young people, as well as 60 of their peers.

Project results: Society „Mēs saviem bērniem” with Society Integration foundation support is implemented project „Provision of social services and an inclusive environment for children and young people with various functional disorders Madona region”. Participated in the project Madona district, Varaklanu dictrict, Erglu district and Cesvaines district. The project had the opportunity to visit music therapy, therapy of sand, physiotherapy, montessori lessons, speech therapist lesson, canistherapy and psychotherapist lessons for parents. In total, the project was attended by 89 children and young people and 76 parents.
Total generally implemented:
 485 sand therapy, which visited the 71 children and young people;
 485 music therapy, which visited the 61 children and young people;
 402 physiotherapy, which visited the 63 children and young people;
 250 canistherapy, which visited the 73 children and young people;
 250 speech therapist, which visited the 44 children and young people;
 421 montessori, which visited the 60 children and young people;
 100 psychotherapist, which visited the 31 parents.

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

Project number: 2013.EEZ/PP/1/MEC/059
Project approval date: 09.07.2014.
Project contract date: 09.10.2014.
Status of the project: Pabeigts
Name of Project Promoter: Association „We for our Children”
Type of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Name of project partner: Madonas novada pašvaldība,Cesvaines novada pašvaldība,Ērgļu novada pašvaldība,Varakļānu novada pašvaldība
Place(s) of implementation: Cesvaines novads,Ērgļu novads,Madonas novads,Varakļānu novads
Project implementation region(s): Vidzeme Region
Project duration, months: 19
Total eligible costs (Programme co-financing and Project Promoter’s contribution): 54996.09 EUR / 38 651.47 LVL;
Programme co-financing (EEA Grants – 95%): 47021.29 EUR / 33 046.75 LVL;
Programme co-financing (State budget – 5%): 2474.80 EUR / 1 739.30 LVL;
Project Promoter’s contribution: 5500.00 EUR / 3 865.42 LVL;
Legal address: Saieta laukums 1, Madona, Madonas novads, LV-4801
Phone No.: 29324572
Fax: -
Website: www.draugiem.lv/messaviemberniem

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