The major of Daugavpils city council Žanna Kulakova came with congratulations and wishes for the orphanage to keep family warmth, safety feeling, understanding and wish to take care of each other.
Children who graduated this orphanage came with their life stories in a movie, made by Daugavpils city council social affairs department.
Workers and children of orphanage-shelter „Priedīte” presented their songs and dancing to the guests.
The history of Orphanage-shelter „Priedīte” started on the 26th of February 1998, when it was established on the base of 24-hour kindergarten No. 31 with a resolution No. 106 of Daugavpils city council.
Orphanage-shelter „Priedīte” began to take children on the 1st of April 1998, this day also counts as the opening date of orphanage. During the first year of existence there were 67 children in four groups – 2 groups of pre-school children and 2 groups of school boys and girls.
On the 1st of January 2011 Orphanage-shelter „Priedīte” as structure unit was connected to Daugavpils city council Social administrative. There are 88 children in Orphanage-shelter „Priedīte” at the moment. There are specialized workshops, wood and metal processing workshops, where children together with specialists make different kinds of souvenirs.
On the 2nd of November 2012 in Orphanage-shelter „Priedīte” owing to the help of the head of Daugavpils city council Social administrative – Svetlana Gavrilova, a number of very important premises for children’s development were opened – „Beauty parlour” and training kitchen, where children can gain knowledge and abilities necessary for their future life.
On the 8th of February 2013 premises „Ģimenes lokā” were opened, where potential families can spend time with children in order to get to know better each other. In methodological cabinet information and literature on social work with children and teenagers is available.
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