We have been supporting children’s crisis centres with grants and donations in kind for a decade now. But we feel that to some extent we have merely been mitigating the consequences, not the causes of the problem, why over 1,000 children in Latvia every year end up in a crisis centre. We would like to contribute more to the change of the parenting culture in Latvia, complementing efforts of several charities in Latvia that promote more modern parenting methods, discuss the latest research in the cognitive behaviour field, help young parents to broaden their knowledge.
We are therefore expanding our activities with a new long term project – making modern parenting books in Latvian language more accessible. We have teamed up with Publishing house Zvaigzne ABC and several charities in Latvia and corporate donors, businesses run by entrepreneurs from Latvian diaspora.
We invited children’s and parent’s charities in Latvia to sign up for their free copies of the modern parenting books. By mid 2019 over 70 charities had shared their details with us. We continue to accept new applications.
500 copies of the inaugural parenting book of the project – Hedvig Montgomery “Vecaku magija” – were distributed to over 70 charities in Latvia in July 2019. Update on the subsequent distributions to follow in late 2019.