Members of Hunn/Gjøvik Rotary club meeting Riga Ridzene Rotary club members in Gjøvik
Norwegian National Day parade in Gjøvik
Members of both clubs are ready for a Global Grant project planning
Riga Ridzene Rotary club was invited by Hunn/Gjøvik Rotary club to visit Norway – Gjøvik . Members of Riga Ridzene club spent in Gjøvik several unforgettable days . First of all we were honored to watch the celebration of Norway’s National Constitution Day on the 17th of May. Norwegian hosts were proud to show us how Norwegians dress up in their national traditional costumes, hit the streets and party. There’s no displays of military power as Norway’s Constitution Day is all about the children and their march in parades.Parade attracted thousands of people waving flags and greeting participants.
We also visited sites of interest in the town including impressive Olympiske Fjellhall – the largest known stadium built within a mountain.
Our visit pursued another goal too – to make outlines of our common Global Grant charity project. This project is aimed to help to solve the problem of the children drowning in Latvia “Swimming as a Lifesaving Skill”. At the moment statistics puts LV in the first place in the EU – 6 drowned children per 100 000 people. The most effective way to combat drowning deaths is through appropriate and effective preventive measures. Experts agree that swimming and water safety lessons for children are critical. Latvia has no cohesive swimming programs so far , with each trainer teaching in their own way. The education of trainers is vital, along with a proven and systematic approach to teaching children and adults. The equipment to save people’s lives until the ambulance arrives is also vital.
The total cost of the project is planned to be around 60 000 Euros We, host sponsor Riga Ridzene RC in D2410 and international sponsor Hunn/Gjøvik RC in 2305, hope that the project could come true with the support of our friends – Rotary clubs in Latvia and abroad.
In case of interest to get the information about the project in detail , please contact Mrs. Ina Resčevska, Project leader , Riga Ridzene RC, D2410, Latvia , firstname.lastname@example.org and Mr. Arne Mellerud, Hunn/Gjøvik RC, 2305, Norvay, email@example.com