“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro
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Goals of the Association:
- to contribute to social, moral, spiritual, artistic and cultural education of society by active participation
- carry out and promote initiatives which foster the development of a sustainable society, in order to ensure all of it members and socially vulnerable groups seeking their balanced and active social participation and welfare;
- openly and on the basis of democratic values, seeking to address social, educational, cultural, health and other problems of society in order to ensure equal opportunities and social justice.
- to promote the development of cultural diversity and tolerance among different ethnic and other social groups.
- through initiatives to realize public interests related to life in the neighborhood
Vilnius Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Adult Education Centre
Vilnius Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Adult Education Centre (hereinafter called as Education Centre) was founded in 1994 by the model of the Danish FYN‘S County schools. In 1998, the institution was named after Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė, a famous writer and public figure associated with educational activities. In 1926, she opened the first adult evening courses.
The motto of Education Centre is as follows: “It is never too late to learn”.
Since its foundation, Education Centre provides primary, basic and secondary education and subject-specific (modular) knowledge for adults of Vilnius and the surrounding areas.
Currently it is possible:
- to get primary, basic and secondary education;
- to learn subject-specific modules (foreign languages, information technology, sewing, knitting, felting, silk painting, embroidery, dancing, therapeutic gymnastics, self defence, etc.).
Training (learning) forms:
- Formal (evening shift),
Training (learning) methods:
Education Center is equipped with modern technologies; non-traditional active teaching methods are used during learning process. Teachers constantly increase their qualifications participating in national and international seminars. We constantly communicate with project partners from different European countries.
Education Centre is necessary for adults who seek new skills and knowledge required for professional career and life.
“Shelter “Safe House””
Mission: Latvia – A safe home for different people!
Society “Shelter “Safe House”” was established on August 6, 2007 with the aim to develop support services to victims of human trafficking, legal immigrants, including asylum seekers, refugees and persons granted subsidiary protection status by ensuring the individual’s right to receive adequate assistance and protection; promoting rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of human trafficking into the society; creating interactive forms of training, and expanding cooperation with state and local government institutions, public and Christian organizations in Latvia and worldwide.
In 2007, NGO “Shelter “Safe House”” obtained the right to provide state-paid rehabilitation services to the victims of human trafficking and it still continues its work in 2020.
A multidisciplinary team of professionals functions in the organisation to support asylum seekers, refugees and persons granted subsidiary protection status.
The society is a member of Latvian Civic Alliance and Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation (LAPAS), it acts within the framework of Latvian Cooperation Network of Women’s Organizations and is a partner organization of the Latvian Contact Point of the European Migration Network. Since 2013, the organization operates in the Latvian national network of the Anna Lindh Foundation.
We in Igitego are a non-religious, as well as non-political, ideal association that works creatively with sustainable integration. Through our work on sustainable integration, we help people to create their own plan for a better life in the new home country-Sweden. We also work to support society with information, activities, educational courses, and tools to increase understanding of what we are working with.
Our board members in Igitego are themselves immigrants who have been here for many years, they are from different backgrounds, and they have successfully integrated themselves, learned the language, learned about the culture, and worked here in Sweden for several years now. Therefore, they have great knowledge of all the wonderful opportunities Sweden has to offer. They also have useful, helpful knowledge, and experiences about the difficulties one can meet while adapting to their new home country.
IGITEGO was founded by D.Damour Nordkvist Hakizimana, who is originally from Rwanda. He himself has been an immigrant both in China and Sweden during his lifetime, so he has extensive experiences on immigration and integration. Are you wondering what does our organization’s name “Igitego” stand for? Well, our association’s name means “Goal” in Rwanda’s national language, Kinyarwanda. Our name works as constant reminder for us to work hard and achieve our goals.