“The Inconvenient Children” is a socially responsible project, during which Arita Strode-Kļaviņa took pictures of 15 families of children with special needs.
Every child has dreams. However, special children with serious illnesses may have entirely different dreams that are not always as easy to accomplish.
During three months radio Baltkom broadcasted the show “Zaļā lampa” — a charity program about those, who need help, for those, who are willing give a hand.
During the school holidays, the international sports camp in Riga gathered more than 100 children from all over Latvia, including children from orphanages and children with special needs.
For over 150 children and teens with disabilities from every corner of Latvia in the Association for Latvian Children with Motor Impairments, the first week of January culminated with a Christmas event at the Railway Museum in Riga.
There are several dozens of children in Latvia that have to consume special food in their diet because of complicated health disorders.
Elīna, the fifth participant of the “Friend for a Special Child” project, is a cheerful seventeen-year-old girl from Liepupe. She is a very keen learner and loves spending time with her classmates.
The fourth participant of the “Friend for a Special Child” project is a five-year-old boy Everts, who was born blind and explores the world around him only by touch, taste and hearing.
For children and adolescents, who learn and perceive the world through their senses of smell and touch fingertips, the ability to live independently in this world is very important.
The third participant of “A special friend for a special child” programme Kirils is a talented young man living in a small Karosta flat with his parents.