Annual Technical AEVSO Meeting
Volunteering Abroad Partnership
Today KVDA Kenya Director, Mr. Isaac Oneka Munanairi traveled to Latvia for Alliance of European Voluntary service Organizations Meeting. It is during this meeting that organizations affiliated, have the physical meeting to evaluate cooperation and propose projects for the Year and seek partnerships with other member organizations. Alliance network brings together over 200 volunteering organizations from Africa, Asia, Europe and America’s.
Basic information about Latvia
Latvia is one of the European Union member states and is situated in the North of Europe on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Since ancient times Latvia has been at the cross-roads between East and West, North and South. Therefore, Latvia is a multi-cultured state, where the traditions of all these countries have merged, creating a unique environment.
In Latvia one can relax without particular worries or risk both in the country-side and in the cities. If basic safety precautions are taken, travelling in Latvia will be safe and worry-free. Internet, phone and e-mail. As a developed country of the European Union, all modern communication services are available in Latvia. Communications are developed in Latvia it has one of the fastest Internet speeds in the world and mobile connections are available throughout almost the entire territory, there are ATMs in all cities and it is possible to pay by credit card. Since 2014 we use EURO as national currency.
As in every European Union Member State, safety in Latvia is ensured by several services that you can call 24-hours a day. You should call 112 (free of charge) in any extreme situation. Calling 112 will connect you with the State Fire-fighting and Rescue Service, where you will be further connected both with the police, the emergency medical service, and fire fighters.
Latvian is the official language of Latvia. To feel more comfortable while enjoying your visit in Latvia, we wish to offer you a number of useful expressions and words in the Latvian languagethat would certainly make communicating with the people of Latvia easier and the journey even more pleasant
Around a million and a half people consider Latvian to be their native language, of whom most, or ca. 1.3 million, live in Latvia. Latvian is a rare language; it is part of the Indo-European language family and together with Lithuanian forms the Baltic branch. The Latvian language began to emerge in the seventh century as the languages of the ancient Latvian tribes the Latgalians, Semigallians and Selonians – fused, incorporating many borrowed words from the language of the Livonians, a Finno-Ugric tribe living in Latvia. Also, borrowings from German,