Winners of 2020
The award for outstanding contribution to the future of Latvia was given to Natalya Novikova,
who established the charity fund "LiveIntegro", which aims to promote
education, culture, sports, social rehabilitation, vocational training,
employment, as well as access to the environment and information. The
foundation is mostly involving children and young people with
disabilities in the para sports and other activities. In 2019, Natalija
became the president of the Children's and youth para sports association
and initiated the development of a unique development program for
children with movement disorders.
The award for outstanding contribution to health and well-being was presented to Elīna Tolmačova, Head
of the Environment, Health and Public Participation Department of the
Liepāja City Municipality Administration. Elīna is one of those socially
responsible people who does more than her job responsibilities require.
At the time of the country's emergency, Elina was immediately involved
in emergency prevention - Covid-19 virus prevention and professional
coordination - taking care of her city's residents and not thinking
about the potential threats from potentially infected people.
The award for social responsibility was given to Tamāra Krēsliņa,
a volunteer of the State Probation Service in the field of
resocialization (co-worker). In her daily work, Tamara supports young
people who have committed crimes. She helps them to solve various social
issues, as well as inspires them to learn new ways of spending free
time so that young people can live without crimes in the future. If at
least some young people continue to live without offenses, starting
their own families, raising children and teaching them the true values
of life, then it is thanks to cooperation with Tamāra.
This year, the award for outstanding contribution to education was given to the craftsman Alvids Pupšis,
an active supporter of public life in Ezere parish. Since 2015, Alvids
has been leading free wood craft classes organized by the association
“Mūsu ligzda” and Ezere 4H “ASNI”, where children and young people, as
well as their parents, grandparents and other interested people learn
practical skills in woodworking, learn to work with wood and make for
themselves useful things in the public environment.