Charity organisation Palīdzē is implementing an international project to improve the knowledge of young people from the social risk group in digital competence

A photo of a CODE trainee artwork. Credits: CODE

Charity organisation Palīdzē, the main target group of which are young people from the social risk group, is implementing an international project in cooperation with five countries, giving young people the opportunity to learn the basics of graphic design and 3D animation.

On September 23, Palīdzē will hold a press conference to inform about the progress of the project, the achieved results, as well as to present certificates to students who have successfully completed the first training course. At the closing event, students will present the work developed throughout the study process.

Venue and time of the press conference: September 23, at 10:00, Port Hotel Ādaži

The main goal of the project is to provide high-quality employment opportunities for young people from the social risk group by developing and implementing a digital skills training programme so that young people who cannot acquire technological knowledge due to financial constraints can acquire it as a training course. EuroLive Technologies co-financing also helps to implement the project in Latvia.

In the first training course of the project, from March to August, the young people learned the basics of graphic design, working with various free software, as well as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.  The training was planned at the Ādaži School of Art and Music, but, adapting to the restrictions imposed due to COVID-19, the training process was successfully organised remotely via the ZOOM platform.

Within the project, young people not only learned the theory and used it in practice by creating their works, but also visited companies of the industry – SIA Ervitex, SIA CUBE, SIA IKKV – to gain insight into where to use the newly acquired knowledge in practice, as well as to raise interest in young people about self-development for successful participation in the labour market.

The main result of the project is a developed and implemented training programme suitable for students without prior knowledge in the field of graphic design.


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