On 10th May 2008 Tatjana Mislevicha, program “Dome square ” anchor, invited representers of our organization to take part in night program “About yourself”. We accepted this invitation with joy.
Usually conversations about relationships in family, different social problems are discussed on program “About yourself”, also opinions of audience and comments of psychologist were heard. On this meeting also famous in Latvia psychologist Guntars Osis was invited. At this time programs’ theme was devoted to problem of drug addiction. During broadcast young men sheared with radio listeners their experience in overcoming this problem.
In the end of broadcast people called to studio and expressed gratitude and support to our organization.
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On 28th November 2008 at 34th school representatives of social charity organiztion „Independance” organized a seminar about the harm of drugs.
Drugs- are nowadays generation problem. Childrens’ drug adiciton- is future generation problem. How we can protect our childrens’ future? How we can protect them from drugs?
Drugs in Latvia are spreading very rapid. The numbers of statistic becomes more awful with every day. Horrible is also that latter time a tendence of drug „rejuvenation” has been noticed- the age limit of drug addicts has dropped down to age of 10-14 years. Even school is not such safe place for our kids anymore. No matter how teacher are trying, children still manage to use drugs at school time to time. School has become a gainfull place for drug dealers.
On last seminar Paul ad Sergey told 8th grade students about how drugs can give a negative influence on people’s phisycal and mental condition, why people start to use drugs, about medical powerlessness before drug problem. Also guys shared with their life experiance. Students got to know all harshness of consequences of poisoning with drugs. Fear of inescapable death ,using drugs, was put in children’s subconscious ,and internal possition not to use them was worked out.
Similar seminar was held in Balvi highschool and it is planned to organise them in all schools of Latvia.
On 1st February 2008 a charity event was held in Lazdukaln’s parish, Balvi’s region. Guys from rehabilitation centre „Independency” distributed gift sets prepared by fond „Galeva Service” special for large and low-income families. They also visited families ,listened to their problems and needs.
This small charity event actually was very important and necessary, because locals were not quite happy, that rehabilitation center for drug and alkohol adicts was set in their parish. But charity can warm people’s hearts and brake the ice. We are convinced, that people’s attitude towards guys from rehabilitation centre had become much possitive after this event.
It is very important for us to make and maintain good relations with people around us. That’s why we met and talked to local self-government social worker and inhabitants, got to know their needs, and we will try to help as we can. In nearest future we plan to make a distribution of humanitarian aid outfit to inhabitants of parish.
The name of action is not accidental, it is knowingly choosed comparison, because every man spread atmosphere around himself the same as he has in his heart. And our life conditions shows what happens in our spirit and soul.
Social adaptation centre “Independence” in cooperation with volunteers of Kuldiga City Council organized a bee, when territory of city park on coast of Venta was cleaned up.
In this warm and sunny spring day guys with great joy worked and cleaned park. Each of them was personally interested so his work would look good an qualitative. There was set a miniature stage in the park and live music was playing all day long, self-composed songs were performed. Every who wanted to could have a cup of hot tee or coffee in fresh air. In that way bee turned into some kind of feast.
Favorable reviews about action “Clean town-clean heart” were seen in passer’s faces and words, because changes in this small but significant part of Kuldiga town could not be left unnoticed. In the end of day local authorities expressed gratitude centre” Independence” for done job and every participant got Appreciation script from town council.
“Action “Clean town-clean heart” has started successfully. We have many plans and we will continue doing this good deed in Latvia. We believe that our towns will be clean and people in these towns will live with clean hearts! ” says the leader of centre “Independence” Viacheslav Vahrushev.
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