The aim of the project “With the Roots in Latvia” is to implement a set of non-formal education activities for children and young people belonging to Latvian diaspora abroad in order to promote the acquisition of the Latvian language, acquaintance with Latvian culture, traditions, economic and business opportunities, to integrate the target audience in Latvian public life, to strengthen the national identity, to create friendly relations with peers in Latvia and promote the sense of belonging to the Latvian cultural space, which would motivate them for the future return to Latvia, to create tolerance towards diaspora Latvians in the Latvian society.
The project will enable 16 school children and young people aged 12-16 from Latvian diaspora to integrate into the Latvian language and culture environment by participating in a summer camp together with 16 young people of the same age from Latvia, involving the target audience in interactive and creative classes, getting acquainted with all Latvian regions, Latvian literature, folklore, folk dance, higher education opportunities in Latvia, cultural, natural and historical objects, successful Latvian businessmen in Latvia and small business either on-site or remotely, thus promoting the sense of patriotism and belonging to the Latvian state, creating loyalty and tolerance towards the Latvians living in the diaspora and nationals living abroad, and by means of this series of events promoting the process of re-emigration.
Project implementation time: 01.06.2017 – 31.08.2017.
Project funder: Society Integration Foundation
Project manager: Maija Burima
The head of the project’s summer camp: Inese Valtere