The winners of the Human Development
Award 2016 are as follows:
in the category the Social Responsibility Award Zigmunds Zaļenko is a Handyman
in two municipal institutions in Brocēni, however, he does much more than his
job requires. He has made
kitchen appliances in bright colors for kindergarden children. He has
implemented environmental project “Bird hotel” with 80 bird cages created together with children and
young people of Brocēni. Now he is working on initiative “Rolling
car” making wooden car
models and races together with children.
winner in the category Outstanding Commitment to Education Award is Accenture Latvia with its educational
project Start(IT) that offers free education in the basics of programming and
computer science for primary and secondary school pupils. The project contains
50 programming lectures and 140 computer science lectures. Start(IT) materials
are used by more than 300 schools in Latvia.
winner in the category Exemplary Contribution to Health and
Well-Being Award Children's Palliative Care
Society was established with a goal to develop a united approach towards
providing services of palliative care for children, to encourage availability of
services to all families that have children with life limited and life
threatening illnesses as well as to develop volunteer movement and to inform
society about children’s palliative care.
The winner in the category of the Future of Latvia Award Andris Berzins is a Co-founder of TechHub Riga. Andris Berzins has an extensive experience in the development of
startups. He is an angel investor and a startup mentor actively supporting
the growing Baltic startup community. In 2012 together with three other
entrepreneurs, he created TechHub Riga, the first international
branch of the London-based co-working operator TechHub.