List of NGOs

Reykjavík , Iceland

Hringsjá vocational and educational center

Hringsjá was founded in 1987 by the Icelandic Center for people with disabilities (ÖBÍ), then as a Vocational Training center for adults with disabilities. Hringsjá´s function has evolved and grown since then. Hringsjá is now a school for adults who have themselves applied for studies, and also determined their need for an educational and vocational training in a supported and safe environment. The overall objective is empowerment through education and the enhancement of personal development. Students are both men and women, 18 years of age and older with diverse background and story in life. Their common goal at Hringsjá is to enter mainstream work, or enter a “regular” school after they finish their studies at Hringsjá. Statistics show that 70%-80% of those students that have graduated reached that goal, but all say that the quality of their life improved. Students have various backgrounds and have decided to reassess and strengthen their possibilities and position in society. Most students have health problems due to disease, accidents, trauma, psychiatric illness or lifestyle choices. Most have more than one diagnosis. Many have a history of difficulties during their previous school years. Hringsjá is a small school, with approximately 70 students attend the full training program at a time, the full program is 3 semesters. In addition approx. 400 students a year, attend shorter courses and consultation. Most of Hringsjá´s students receive their income from National Social Security, the majority only temporarily while studying at Hringsjá. The training program consists of courses in basic skills such as reading, writing and arithmetic as well as social studies and social skills, but main emphasis is on teaching and training in skills important for office and service work e.g. bookkeeping, Icelandic, English and the use of computers . Special focus is on a variety – and sometimes untraditional teaching methods and approaches. In addition; student´s also receive training in the area of various personal skills, with the guidance of a psychologist and social counsellor. Some students receive special education and/or further diagnosis of their situation, particularly ADD/ADHD or Dyslexia. Among special supports provided is Davis Dyslexia counselling, private coaching and an extensive network and teamwork with a variety of agencies and institutions. Educational and vocational counselling is provided as well as teaching and training in various job-seeking skills. A vocational counsellor gives a follow up guidance. Hringsjá aims at providing a safe, comfortable environment for education, vocational training and personal growth, for adults that have not had many victories in life. Hringsjá is a place where students redefine their skills, interest and self image. Students that graduate from Hringsjá usually speak of finally finishing something, having reached a goal; being winners and succeeding.
St.Petersburg, Russia

Perspektivy

Since 1996, PERSPEKTIVY has provided living conditions for children with severe mental and physical impairments as close as possible to living conditions of children without disabilities, as well as undertakes normalization of surroundings where they live when become adults. We have the assistance program for supporting 75 children with the most severe physical and mental impairments in State Orphanage No. 4 for Disabled in Pavlovsk. Our experts together with volunteers work with our care recipients during the year. They teach children to walk, eat, and drink by themselves, as well as to get dressed and serve themselves. They bring meaning and interesting activities in our guys and girls' lives by organizing games, celebrations, trips, in line with providing additional care, attention, and development. We also support 195 families from Saint-Petersburg by helping them to live life to the full and create future for their children: the Day Care Center for children, the Day Occupation Center for teenagers and young people, and the Guest House in cooperation with experts and volunteers supporting families in crisis situations work under the program.
Sandnes, Norway

Dvina Childhood

Dvina Childhood was started in 2014 in Stavanger, Norway and is a charity association that supports children and families in North-West Russia. The organisation was started by people who live in Norway, but is originally from Arkhangelsk, Russia. Now, our friends and colleagues have become members too. The list of our previous project is on our site http://dvinachildhood.no/prosjekter.html
Helsinki, Finland

Physicians for Social Responsibility

PSR’s mission is to raise awareness in the medical community on global ethical and social matters, and to promote safe livelihoods, equality and peace. The organization is non-partisan and independent of companies and any commercial entities that could endanger the professional integrity of physicians. PSR does not accept financial support from the medical or pharmaceutical industries. PSR is an affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and a part of Health Action International (HAI). The central work of PSR consists of: development cooperation, peace promotion, and social responsibility in healthcare.
Helsinki, Finland

VAMLAS Supporting Foundation for Children and Youth with Disabilities

We promote diversity and inclusion especially in schools, studies, hobbies and working life. We have been working for equal opportunities since 1889. Our objective is to make sure children and youth with disabilities and their families have equality of opportunities. - Right to accessibility and inclusion - Right to independent life and free choices - Right to paid work Innovating through networking We are experts in the employment, services and education of children and youth with disabilities. Active networking in Finland and abroad is the basis of our work. We influence policy makers and other key players with information gathered through our partners. -We provide training in areas for example the social service system, work requirement assessment and job carving -We implement development projects to create best practices -We provide students with disabilities with genuinely inclusive housing services in a regular student house residence -We award grants to children and youth with disabilities for their studies and hobbies. -We organize seminars and events bringing together actors from a wide variety of fields Vamlas is a non-governmental organization. We work mostly in national networks, but we have worked internationally too. We are currently looking to strengthen our international co-operation.
Porhov, Pskovskaya oblast', Russia

Pskov regional public charitable organization "Rostok"

support graduates with special needs; support for foster and biological parents, the provision of pedagogical and psychological assistance
Pskov, Russia

Pskov regional branch of Russian public organization "all-Russian society rescue on water"

Conversations with older people and schoolchildren on the beaches, in schools, children's camps. Appearances in Newspapers, on television and on the Internet. Holding regional competitions. Training of navigators and sailors-rescuers for the beaches
Ostrov , Russia

Pskov regional public organization "Children of Chernobyl"

1. Wellness. 2. Social assistance and social rehabilitation of child victims through conducting camps. 3. Protection of legal rights and social guarantees for citizens affected by the Chernobyl disaster.
Petrozavodsk, Russia

Sodeistvie

Our organization was registered on March 13, 2009. We specializes in the implementation of projects in social and economic spheres. Our fields of interest are: - Mental health promotion programmes; - Prevention of HIV/AIDS and other dangerous infection diseases; - Prevention of the use of psychoactive substances; - Forming of anticorruption mentality; - Sustainable development; - Gender equality; - Interethnic relations; - Well-being of families with children; - Children’s rights protection; - Support to children in the situation of their parents’ divorce. Our main target groups are: - Children and adolescents; - Parents; - Teachers; - Officials working with children; - Relevant key persons. During these years in our programs and projects took part over than 8000 children and 4000 adults (parents, teachers, key persons, etc.). Geography of our projects spread from the Republic of Karelia to Murmansk and Murmansk region, Saint-Petersburg, Leningradskaya oblast and Moscow. With the participation of NGO "Sodeistvie" the following projects have been implemented: 2010 - "Prevention of HIV infection among girls 15-19 years old (pupils of 8-11 grades of pilot schools in Petrozavodsk)" with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland; - The exchange program for NGOs of the North-West of Russia and the Nordic countries, funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers; 2011 - "Formation of anti-corruption mentality among older schoolchildren in pilot schools in Petrozavodsk", funded by the Matra-KAP program by the Consulate of the Netherlands; - holding an international gender conference in Petrozavodsk in March 2011. "Through new ideas for gender equality," funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers; - Participation in 2011 in the exchange program for NGOs in the North-West of Russia and the Nordic countries, funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers, during which ANO experts visited partner organizations in Finland and Iceland; - the implementation during 2011 with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland project "Prevention of HIV infection among girls 15-19 years in the Republic of Karelia"; - the project "Support to the development of the early prevention system for children in the Republic of Karelia" 2011-2012, with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of Norway; - Participation in 2012 in the exchange program for NGOs of the North-West of Russia and the Nordic countries financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers, with the project "Nordic countries: Innovative Education Towards Green Growth and Sustainable Development", during which AIE experts visited partner organizations in Finland, Sweden and Denmark; - the project "Support for the establishment of an early prevention system for children of the North-West of Russia", implemented in 2012-2013. with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of Norway; - the project "Strong family: evidence-based models of family work for welfare in Finland and the Republic of Karelia", implemented in 2013-2014 as part of the ENPI cross-border cooperation program "Karelia"; - Participation in 2013 in the project "The rights of children - human rights: Partnership for children in the Nordic countries towards the well-being of children and their families", implemented within the framework of the program of the Nordic Council of Ministers "Program of experience exchange for non-profit organizations and young leaders of Russia and the Nordic countries »; - the project "The National Idea in Unity of Nations", implemented in 2013 as part of the action plan of the program "Petrozavodsk - the city of public partnership: interaction of the Administration of Petrozavodsk urban district with the public sector; - the project "Prevention of surfactants - working with the family for the well-being of the child", implemented in 2014 with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of Norway; - the project "Nordic Experience in Childhood and Child Rights: The Future Begins Now", implemented in 2014 as part of the Nordic Council of Ministers program "Experience Sharing Program for Non-Profit Organizations and Young Leaders of Russia and the Nordic Countries"; - the project "Interethnic relations in the mirror of the media", implemented in 2014 as part of the action plan of the program "Petrozavodsk - the city of public partnership: the interaction of the Administration of Petrozavodsk urban district with the public sector"; - the project "Support to the establishment of an early prevention system for children of the North-West of Russia 2014-2015", implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of Norway; - the project "Medicine, education and art on the protection of health from HIV and tuberculosis", implemented in 2014-2015 and in 2016-2017. with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of Norway; - the project "Prevention of surfactants - working with the family for the well-being of the child 2015-2016", implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of Norway; - The project "Support for the improvement of family well-being in rural areas of the Republic of Karelia: the development of sheep breeding: A View from the Netherlands - 2016", implemented with the financial support of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg;
Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish Resources

Danish Resources was founded in 1965 as a non-profit, benevolent organization to deal with young citizens with serious problems such as drug-abuse and deviant behavior.

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