Winners of 2014
Eva Birzniece, Chairpersonof Latvian Dyslexia Association. The winner of HDA in the category Outstanding Commitment to Education: "The award gave us great recognition and visibility both among other NGOs and public institutions. It has enhanced our members involvement and encouraged us to continue to pursue the idea that positive change in education is possible. The monetary prize we received enabled us to conduct an intensive advocacy work as well as to create new design for our website."
Maris Ceirulis, Chairman of the Liepaja Society for Blind People. The winner of HDA in the category Social Responsibility: "The award was a chance to evaluate our work which, in addition, gave us positive publicity. The most important for us was receiving public recognition and appreciation for our efforts."
Sandija Salaka, Head of Mommies' club. The winner of HDA in the category Exemplary Contribution to Health and Well-Being: "As the Mommies' club celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, this Award seemed to hit the target. It serves both as a positive assessment of our work which helps to reach more supporters. It also means that the path we are following is the right one. In addition, our main supporter Kimberly-Clark is proud to be associated with the organization."
Aija Tūna, Education Program Director, Education Development Center; Board member, Knowledge Creation Lab. The winner in the category The Future of Latvia Award: "The award ceremony was an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about the need for holistic education solutions as a tool for increased well-being and participation in the community. The award was a very important evaluation of my work together with many schools, grassroots NGOs and other community members across Latvia and will serve as the basis for further efforts, especially in building new partnerships and fundraising for access to quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for everybody, especially in rural areas. I am confident that it will also help strengthen the future development of our organization and will increase its reputation."
Click here to find out more about the shortlisted finalists of Human Development Award 2014.