Main goals of the organization is to raise awareness of welfare, animal welfare and environmental concerns and to educate people in those areas.
Our key principles are: care for people, animals, nature; social action; innovation and education.
Name of the organization “Bioetika” means “Bioethics”.
Initial group of activists/volunteers was formed in 2007, however since then our group developed and has many changes.
This is our main long-term project.
Project has started from making informative materials like brochures, displaying films in schools and universities, and organizing informative weeks in schools. It is focused on developing Bioethics program for children in primary and secondary school. This was partially achieved in 2009 when bioethics program was taken as additional subject for one semester in 5-8 grades of a local school. The total program is aimed for children and youth, as well there additional materials for youthworkers and teachers. The main purpose of Bioethics pro-gram is to develop an understanding of social problems, the concepts of ethics and mutual assistance, social life, and environment.
Volunteers/Activists Social Projects
With help of our group of volunteers/activists many charity events have been organized:
help for animal shelters and orphan houses, including organizing social events there; collecting clothes and things for shelters; visiting elderly people; cleaning forests and green zones from the garbage;
concerts; exhibitions and other charity events.
One of the biggest charity events organized is Free Market that involves over 300 people and is held several times a year.
The aim of Free Market is to exchange used clothes and other unneeded things, after the event surplus things were given away to shelters, orphan houses, far away villages, animal shelters, homeless people and elderly houses.
Another part of our activism is production of Social Films about ecology, children rights, people with disabili-ties, shelters.
And informative presentations about ecology and ethics in schools,universities, special informative programs for orpjan houses (telling opportunities of Education projects, EU projects, EVS, Work Away, International Vo-lunteering and Bioethics).
Art & Media Projects
Main goal of this project is to show bioethics issues trough the art.
Exhibitions in schools, public places and art places were organized within the project. Collages about Ecology and Animal Rights created by Aleksandra Saveljeva in 2005 were exhibited.
Social films about Ecology, Children Rights, People with disabilities, shelters were created and displayed.
Project “Re-ART” was sponsored by European Union in 2012, it united 28 youngsters from 4 different countries – Spain, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Latvia.
The project took place in Riga. The aim of the project is to raise awareness about Ecology issue by creating art (eco-workshops, creating short films and photography) .
Charity concerts and events, discussions were organized within the project.