The Metaphysics of Light
This December, just before the Christmas, members of the Association MOTUS VITA have visited the exposition of the world-famous painter Ivan Aivazovsky in the Art Museum RIGA BOURSE. It has to be mentioned that many of the exhibition tour participants are involved in such a hobby as painting, so the visit to the Museum was...
Award for Supporting People with Special Needs
On December 3, 2019, an award ceremony of the “Annual Award for Supporting People with Special Needs” was held in the National Library of Latvia. This competition is being organized for the fifth year running by the Ombudsman of the Republic of Latvia in cooperation with the organization of people with disabilities and their friends “Apeirons”....
The Mārtiņdienas Market at the Shopping Centre DOLE
On November 8-9, 2019, the participants of the MOTUS VITA association had a possibility to show their handcrafted items at the Mārtiņdienas market at the Shopping Centre DOLE in Riga. The art objects were created in the frame of the art therapy program and performed in a variety of art techniques. Painted silk, glass, and wood,...
Beauty Saves the World
A lot has been done over recent years to make environment more accessible to people with special needs. It is our strong belief, that it is equally important to encourage positive changes in the consciousness of people – to make them believe in themselves and their abilities, their uniqueness and beauty. This exactly was the...
Seminar “Where to Find Health?”
Thoughts, emotions, food, physical activity – which are the factors to influence our health and to which extent? How can we maximize the positive impact of some factors and minimize the negative ones? How to arrange priorities and to create our own, individual balance in life?  On October 18, 2019, in the premises of Svētās Ģimenes...
Drama Therapy
It is autumn and it is raining outside, but the atmosphere in the premises of the Svētās Ģimenes Mājas is full of joy and creativity. It is just another theatre studio masterclass given by our highly appreciated teachers – Tatjana Čerkovska, head of STADIA Art Platform, actress, theatre teacher, and Andrejs Garkavi – creative director...
Help to Children
“Children is our future”. This expression is known to everyone, as well everyone all of us aspires to a brighter and happier future. We have also contributed to a better tomorrow by helping children with special needs and we thank our lucky stars for such an opportunity. Since 2011 our Association helps to provide necessary...
Inclusive Sailing Regatta 2019
On June 13, 2019, at Riga Sport Sailing Center the 16th stage of the international humanitarian mission “The Sails of the Spirit” in the Baltic sea took place. There were three sailing yachts with a combined team which took place in the regatta. It means that persons with special needs became real team members and...
Inclusive Theatre
Have you ever tried to make scene exercises using your physical actions memory? Extremely fascinating. And it is not so easy to show without a single word how you, for example, stroke a cat. And now a horse? And what about a snake? This method is used to teach professional actors, however, it can be...
Photo Exhibition
On May 17, 2019, a photo exhibition dedicated to the women with special needs from the social organisation MOTUS VITA was opened in Riga Stradins University. The exhibition was organized by its author, photo artist Jeļena Aļoškina in cooperation with the nonprofit associations supporting people with disability MOTUS VITA and SUSTENTO. The purpose of the...
Spring Restart
On March 13, 2019, in the premises of the Svētās Ģimenes māja took place an interactive seminar offered by the ergotherapist Sabīne Mikulāne (“SANARE – KRC Jaunķemeri Ltd.”) and the  audiologopedist Sandra Zdažinska. The aim of the seminar was to teach the participants simple techniques, which shall help to prepare for the spring and the...
February 28 – International Rare Disease Day
At the initiative of the European Rare Diseases Organisation EURORDIS, the 29th of February has been officially named the International Rare Disease Day. On non-leap years the Rare Disease Day is celebrated on February 28. The Latvian Alliance for Rare Diseases, together with the Alliance’s member MOTUS VITA organisation, tries to attract the attention of the society...