The 14th group stared and completed the integration training course about Latvia organised within the scope of the project “Support Activities for Persons Under International Protection II” in October. From 3 to 15 October, 14 persons under international protection from Azerbaijan (5), Tajikistan (4), Iraq (1), Cameroon (1) Sri Lanka (1), Mongolia (1) and Bangladesh (1) were trained.
Integration courses provide an opportunity to their participants to acquire knowledge about Latvia, its state system, history, culture and traditions, practical information about Latvia, information about integration into the society, non-discrimination principles, communication, religious and cultural differences, housing market, employment options, education system and opportunities to obtain education. Participants can also learn about spending their leisure time, the health care system, social security network and social assistance system in Latvia.
The 14th training group was most interested in topics like housing and travel/ accommodation in EU countries.
“The course was completed and certificates were issued on 15 October. On 18 October the entire training group went for a trip to the Laima Chocolate Museum, which is the largest museum of chocolate in the Baltic countries”, the project manager Zanda Rudene tells. “The trainees accompanied by a guide had the opportunity to enjoy many tasty adventures, including to make their own chocolate in a special workshop.
The project manager informs that in the middle of October the course of Latvian language was started within the scope of the project in the Centre for Accommodation of Asylum Seekers Mucenieki. The purpose of the course is to enable persons under international protection to get knowledge and skills of Latvian necessary for work and everyday life, as well as develops main language skills: reading, speaking, writing, listening and use of grammar. The course of Latvian language is available to persons under international protection in Riga and CAS Mucenieki (for the persons accommodated there).
"The Support Actions for Persons under International Protection II" project is implemented with the support from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and co-financed by the European Union. Grant Agreement No. PMIF/9/2017/2/01/