Children’s Palliative Care Society had launched its “Strengthening the capacity of the Children’s Palliative Care Society” (project No.2012.EEZ/DAP/MAC/104/1/NAC/038/2014), funded by the EEA Financial Mechanism programme for the period 2009-2014 “NGO Activity Support Measure”. The project was financially supported by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
In 2014 the anual work plan for Children’s Palliative Care Society (The Society) is to inform general public about children’s palliative care (PC) services contributing to the formation of civil engagement in support of children’s PC events organized by and through voluntary work.
Location: Children’s University Hospital, Vienības gatve 45, Riga.
Period of implementation in 2014: 01.01.2014.-31.12.2014.
During the whole project administrative management of the project will be ensured to provide good supervision and implementation of the actions:
–Promotion of active citizenship and involvement democracy in children’s PC by taking part into decision making processes. Parents’ initiative of The Society will continue to work, to elaborate its action programme and continuing the survey among parents.
Discussion to draw attention of the society and mass media to children’s medical nutrition costs compensation problematics and possible solutions was organised on 27 August 2014. Parents of the ill children got actively involved in the discussion.
–Building of awareness of civil involvement in children’s PC – cooperation agreements were signed with four NGOs: „Dižvanagi”, „Caladrius”, „Pregnancy Crisis Centre,” „Children’s Hospital Foundation.” Hospice Day was organized in Latvia. Developed brochures about activities of The Society in Latvian, Russian and English languages.
–Raising additional funds by organising charity event “Tree of angels”, Mother and Family Day, Christmas church service for disabled children in Riga Cathedral and commemoration event for families of passed away children.
–Encouraging of cooperation and participation at international cooperation networks of NGOs. The Society becomes corporate member of International Children’s PC Network. E-hospice article 30.05.14. “Taking a closer look at children’s palliative care in Latvia”
–Popularisation of the volunteering movement –action programme for volunteering in children’s PC (training program) was established. 10 volunteers was trained. Attraction, instruction of volunteers and organisation of their work in children’s PC will be started.
–Organising of the events to enhance publicity and information exchange – mass media will be provided with information on implementing the Project, all included actions. Project’s section will be arranged in The Society’s website, 28 press releases will be distributed.