In the framework of the project »Safety and tolerance – conditions for successful integration of immigrants in Latvia« we offered juridical and psychological assistance and consultations to the participants.
Participants took and active part in psychological trainings, which were focused on support and help with adaptiation and socialization.
For example Maria from Odessa underscored the fact that this assistance very needed. After the courses she felt confident in her abilities and positively charged, there was a desire to communicate more, to be open to new experiences, ready to accept cultural differences and not have conflicting situations.
During these meetings students were discussing the main difficulties with integration, looking into all the situation that could be potentially problematic. In assessing the effectiveness of psychological trainings we identified real positive changes in the lives of migrants. Integral and reciprocal support of the participants softened the problems and made them easier to overcome. As a result of the trainings, a part of the students changed the job, which was not of their liking, many found themselves friends, if they didn't have any before in Latvia, and many have set their priorities in life (those problems, that at the time of their arrival seemed global and unsolvable, became less pressing).
Psychologist Jolanta noted that properly organized psychological support for participants is helping to ease the difficulties of adaptation and it is enabling successful integration into the Latvian culture.
The most important part of the training was, according to Jolanta, to learn to express personal feelings honestly, to define values and goals, which students could realize in their new environment, to analyze problems and to try to solve them through collective work, to learn the basic way of regulating personal psychological condition, to know how to relax and to increase the level of tolerance.

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Broadcasts
Within the project we organized 6 broadcasts, where the participants were both the language students as well as famous people (designer Natalia Jaunsone, dietologist Aleksei Letnikov), who have successfully integrated into the Latvian society and have managed to realize their talents in Latvia.
The goal of these transmissions was to show the positive result of integration.
During the broadcasts participants discussed main issues of successful integration in Latvia and a case of positive experience of integration. Students demonstrated their achievements of their language learning and socialisation and they discussed basic events within the project in the context of evaluating the results and the project itself. Participants thus confirmed that the goals of the project were achieved with success.


The main hero of the first show was Lala Mgdesjan from Georgia, who was born in Armenia and came to Latvia with her family – a husband and a son. Her motivation for coming was a chance to offer her son a good education. The story is happening in Jurmala, where her friend run a small Armenian restaurant.

Lala considers herself lucky to be participating in the project »Safety and tolerance – conditions for successful integration of immigrants in Latvia« at IOM. By participating in the project she met many interesting people, who became her friends, she learned more about Latvia, about its traditions and nature. In return, Lala shared the secrets of Armenian and Georgian cuisine with the audience.

Link here

This video has been shown on »Code of development« on 3.5.2014.


The following video tells us about sportswoman Ksenia Rizhenko from Russia. She was lured to Latvia by the romantic Love. Naturally, Latvian way of living differes greatly from the one in Moscow. However she feels herself comfortable and on ease in Riga. Ksenia believes traditions of Latvia and Russia are alike – the summer solstice, wedding rituals. In Latvia she got interested in sewing puppet dolls, which she is selling. Husband Baris is supporting her and believes that her products are quality. Latvians are among her most trusted clients. Ksenia noted that courses with IOM are indispensable for successful integration.

Link here

This video has been shown on »Code of development« on 10.5.2014


Alyona Mitina is a poet from Komi Republic. She is creative, romanitc and feminine and loves music and art. Her poetry is written both in Russian and in Komi language and it is published in magazines and online. The first digest of her poems was recently issued in Latvia. Alyona dreams about learning Latvian well enough to be writing poems in it. She believes that the knowledge she is getting at the courses will bring her even closer to the Latvian culture. In the framework of the project IOM organized also poetry night of Alyona Mitina. And she was positively surprised to see such interest in her poerty from her fellow classmates.

Link here

This video has been shown on »Code of development« on 17.5.2014

 

Starptautiska Migrācijas organizācija

(IOM)

Pilsonības un migrācijas lietu pārvalde

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Iekšlietu ministrija

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