June 29 – July 09 we are running our summer camp for children 9-14 y.o.
It is a summer camp with adventures for young knights and amazones, with fencing, arrow shooting, knight tournaments, learning how to cooperate and communicate in team, to help and support each other.
All profits from the organization of the camp are directed to social benefits – providing free places in the project for children from orphanages, crisis centers and low-income families in Latvia. In each camp shift, we ensure the participation of few children from unsuccessful environments.
Now In our summer camp we also have 4 kids from disadvantaged families and orphans.
We hope all kids will find a new friends and gain a great experience all together trying to make a world better
Let’s see how often when we meet with an unknown person or a new idea, we react with suspicion, even with fear? We are afraid of foreigners, we don’t believe them in advance, very often we are led by standard stereotypes and don’t see a person behind them. Because of this, it is so difficult to understand each other, to hear and accept another point of view.
But what if we learn not to judge a person only by appearance, or because of his nationality, or if he is dressed differently from us? What if we can hear each other, understand each other’s values, understand our actions?
Xenophobia is the fear of everything foreign and unfamiliar, intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries . Very often we fear our new neighbors of a different nationality, people with disabilities, and people of a different faith …. but do we really have no points of contact that will allow us to respect and appreciate each other?
We are sure that they are!
And we offer to find them together.
Culture Association “Alternate Reality” is running International Youth Exchange project 2019-1-LV02-KA105-002464 “Net Art for Tolerance”
Aims of the project:
to promote the awareness of tolerance and socially active opposition to xenophobia among young people, including young people with fewer opportunities and disabilities.
Project dates: 31 Aug – 09 Sep, 2019
Project place: Paphos, Cyprus
Partners: Latvia, Cyprus, Italy, FYROM, Romania, France
Participants: 5 young people 18-25 y.o. from each Partner organizations, and 1 group leader from each group (18 + no age limit)
If you want to take a chance to participate in the project, please fill
Before filling in Participation Form, please read full INFO-PACK carefully!
A project is approved by Latvian National Agency (Agency for International Programs for Youth) in 2019 and co-funded by Erasmus+ programme of European Union.
Culture Association “Alternate Reality” is starting new Solidarity project regarding xenophobia and discrimination issues in modern society. During the project will be organized 6 or more social public events of discussion club, with free discussion about these actual topics.
xeNOphobia Diskusiju klubs presents the first social event of the Solidarity project about topic: What is xenophobia – European countries experience
Program of the event:
1. Introduction of the topic and participants
2. Work in groups about the topic: description of xenophobia, discrimination, tolerance
3. Group presentations
4. Expert view: Skype-conference about xenophobia problems in Europe countries
5. Xenophobia in European countries by the view of participants
6. Movie about xenophobia
7. Discussion about the movie
Date: 22.05.2019. 18:30 – 21:30
Address: Riga, Tallinas street 30, Creative center “Alternate Relality”
Working languages: ENG, LV, RU
Event: 3 h
April 17, the Alternative Reality Club hosted an event dedicated to our mistakes and what they can teach us. Impressed by the training course in Hungary,”What Could Go Wrong? How to Deal With Meestaeks in Erasmus+ projects TC”, we not only shared our mistakes and methods to overcome them, but also mastered clown techniques for improvisation and self-expression.
I am very grateful for the opportunity to participate in this fantastically rich training course under the guidance of excellent trainers. He helped me to take another look at the mistakes made and to change my attitude towards them, and this is a very valuable experience for self-development in the future.
We are proud to inform that Latvian National Agency (Agency for International Programs for Youth) is approved our Application for
European Solidarity Quality Label for volunteering, traineeships and jobs .
Quality Label No: 2018-1-LV02-ESC52-00244
During amazing 10 days from October 10 till October 19, 2018 Latvian team of Culture Association “Alternate Reality” was visiting sunny Crete and participating in international Youth Exchange “Back to Reality!”.
Young people from Greece, Latvia, Bulgaria, Sweden, Georgia and Poland came together for the project bout green life style, environment issues, vegetarianism and healthy life.
We discussed a lot about Erasmus+ projects and non-formal education, how important it is for young people, how many possibilities it takes to see whole new world, get new friends, new skills, new vision of life.
We discussed about environmental issues in our countries and how we can reduce them. What we can do for living more green life, reducing waste and pollution, what is vegeterianism bout and how it impact our lifes.
We prepared presentations, we played games, we learned to dance, and first of all we’ve met new amazing friends from so different countries and cultures!
Also we made a funny video about our project as SKIBIDI Challenge:
For showing to local public how important is pollution issue and waste management, we went to the Chania city and cleaned streets from the waste.
Our big thanks and warm hugs to Maria – coordinator of the project, she is absolute awesome and one of the kindest people in the world!
Latvian team is ready to start a new project together!
42 youngsters from 6 countries was taking part in the 2nd phase of the international project – Youth Exchange “Action in ECO Direction”. Latvian group of 7 participant and 1 group leader was taking part together with 5 other groups of young people 18-25 y.o. from Italy, Czech Republic, Moldova, Armenia and Ukraine, in Okhtyrka, Ukraine at September 10-19, 2018.
The project was aimed to eco-friendly behavior, responsible thinking, understanding and solving environment issues, green life style was also aimed to reducing, recycling and upcycling wasted materials to create more responsible attitude to resurses of the nature.
The first past of the project was held in Latvia at June 16-25, 2018. Participants had discussions about environmental problems, possibilities for reducing waste, and reuse wasted materials. They also have build a playground for kids using wasted and reused materials.
The second part of the project was held in Ukraine, where youth exchange participants had organized upcycling workshops for school students in Sumy. During the master class process, the students, together with the project participants, learned to create candlesticks, bags, school accessories and other useful and beautiful things from secondary materials.
International Youth Exchange “Action in ECO Direction” was organized by Culture Association “Alternate Reality” together with Partners from 6 European countries and Partner countries.
The project “Action in ECO Direction”was financed with the support of European Commission’s “Erasmus+: Youth in Action” administered in Latvia by the Agency for International Programs for Youth. This publication reflects only the author’s views, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained there in.