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Robotics in Latvian Social Services Schools

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Bērzes Strazdi

We are raising funds to bring robotics education to five of the social services schools (internātskolas) in Latvia!

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Latvians living in the UK have launched a charity project to encourage technical creativity and interest based education in rural social services schools (internātskolas) in Latvia. This project is run by the non profit Berzes Strazdi. The fundraising is supported by UK registered charity Giving for Latvia. 

Social services schools in Latvia want to help their students develop hobbies and explore different skills with after school programs designed to spark creativity and experimentation. However these programs, particularly courses in robotics, aren't free since the materials are expensive for the school to purchase. Many students aren't able to participate simply because their parents (or the state if they are orphans) cannot afford it.
With the mantra No Social Inequalities we have begun fundraising in order to secure necessary equipment and to train teachers in robotics to provide these programs at no cost at the five poorest social services schools in Latvia.

The students are enthusiastically preparing for their first big competition and need your help to finish their robots - donate now to help bring their creations over the finish line!

Event details

Help provide equipment and get to the competition

Donate towards purchase of the necessary equipment to train the disadvantaged children and help them join robotics competitions in Latvia.

In the spring of 2017 thanks to donations and support of the Latvian community living abroad, the first cohort of teachers trained in robotics finished their course. At the beginning of the 2017/2018 school year the trained teachers went back to their schools in Upīte, Vaiņode, Kandava, Iecava and Jurmala City equipped with both the knowledge and materials needed to start these new after school robotics clubs. Now free robotics classes are enthusiastically attended by 44 students in grades 5 to 9.

In May 2018 the first inter-school competition Ghetto Robotics will take place, where students will be able to show off what they have learned throughout the year and be judged on their robot design and programming skills. Students will be able to share the skills they have learned by working with new technologies at the same time improving their self-esteem and their school performance.

Your support will be greatly appreciated! 

Event date

12-March-2018 00:00  - 
01-January-2019 00:00

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Donations Only

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157 Kr. Valdemāra ,
LV 1050,


Donation by IBF entertaiment
on 17-06-2018
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Donation by zigurc
on 01-06-2018
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Prieks atbalstīt !
Donation by Vivita Krēsliņa
on 17-05-2018
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Lai izdodas!
Donation by Arvis Abromovics
on 17-05-2018
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Donation by Dzintra Cornish
on 01-05-2018
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Vēlu veiksmi un panākums mazajiem inteligentajiem prātiem
Donation by Lasma
on 01-05-2018
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Donation by Uldis Balodis
on 26-04-2018
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Donation by Antra Paeglite
on 22-04-2018
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Labiem cilvēkiem ir jābūt kopā. Paldies Berzes strazdiem par mūsu apvienošanu
Donation by Dairciks
on 22-04-2018
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Donation by Sirdi Brivie UK
on 22-04-2018
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Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,010.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,010.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,132.25

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