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Integration activities of international project “AVAIL” continues

24.10 2019 Uncategorized

During March 2019, integration activities organised by Latvian Red Cross (LatRC) within the international Red Cross project “AVAIL- Amplifying the voices of asylum seekers and refugees for integration and life skills” are continuing.

On 1 March 2019, refugees and asylum seekers together with their mentors went to a puppet show and watched the play about two mousses “Koko & Riko”.

During the play children laughed and after the show they played together with other local children who visited the puppet theatre. It was great to see how children, without any obstacles regarding different nationalities, race and culture, could play and communicate with each other.

Before the show, participants went to a dining restaurant “LIDO” to enjoy meals of a traditional Latvian kitchen.

Moreover, on 13 March 2019, RAS together with social worker and mentors visited Chocolate museum “Laima” where they joined creative workshop in order to learn how to make sweets and how a single cocoa fruit seed transfers into delicious, sweet chocolate.

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Training “Social work with people of different ethnic groups”

On 3 January Latvian Red Cross organised a training “Social work with people of different ethnic groups”. It was done within international project “AVAIL – “Amplifying the voices of asylum seekers and refugees for integration and lifeskills”. During the training participants had the opportunity to improve their knowledge about the intercultural communication and to develop …

Christmas time at LatRC short term accommodation center “Burtnieks”

Sincerely, colorful, and delicious, on December 21st, Christmas came to LatRC short term accommodation center“Burtnieks”. An international volunteer team of young people Latvia, Russia, Italy organised creative workshop for kids and made joy of decorating gingerbread, making cards and colorful decors. All the celebrations participants had a warm cocoa and together they were greeting Santa …

Albanian Red Cross provides support to the ones affected by earthquake

27.11 2019 Uncategorized
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LatRC Youth volunteers participates in the international project “Digital Condom”

On 20 – 28 September, 2019  the Latvian Red Cross Youth (LatRCY) volunteers team was participating in a great youth exchange project “Digital Condom” organized by our colleagues Hungarian Red Cross. During project, participants from 7 different countries Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, Spain and Italy gained new knowledge and experience, shared their thoughts and …

Glass jewellery workshop for refugees and asylum seekers

25.10 2019 Uncategorized
  On 4 June, 2019, within the project “AVAIL” Latvian Red Cross organised glass jewellery (earrings, brooches, pendants and necklaces) workshop for refugees and asylum seekers. After cutting colourful pieces of glass, each piece was combined in different combinations and colour ranges and every participant could imagine himself/herself as glass artist. Children and adults joined …

LatRC participates at the international meeting within “BALTPREP” project in Berlin, Germany

09.10 2019 Uncategorized
On 27 September, 2019, within the international project “BALTPREP – enhancing regional preparedness and response capacity for major accidents in the Baltic Sea region” representative of the Latvian Red Cross (LatRC) joined a project group meeting in Berlin, Germany. The team was working on preparing a regional preparedness plan. It should be useful and important tool to …