On the 30th October the Latvian partners of the project “Health and social indicators of participation in physical activities for children with disabilities” (nr. NFI/R/2014/070) had meeting at the Latvian Academy of Sport Education (LASE) to discuss the progress of project. This project is implemented in collaboation between the LASE, Riga Teacher Training and Education Management Academy, Institute of Electronics and Computer Science and Norwegian School of Sport Science and suported by the EEA/Norway Grants “Research and Scholarship” program in Latvia.
Prof. Aija Klavina, the chief researcher of the project, informed participants on progress of the project, “All partners gradually have joined the project. The group of researchers from the LASE started project work in June , so we can share our progress now. We have developed initial protocols to determine health indicators that soon will be used to obtain project data”.
“13 undergraduate and graduate students of health care study programs have joined the project team. They will use project data in their research projects. The project contributes academic process at the Academy since students obtain scientific evidence based knowledge and experience as well as learn to work in interdisciplinary team of professionals from different research fields”, shares Prof. A.Klavina.
A.Klavina discussed with participants preparation for the data obtain during the Sport Festival on November 13 organized by the Latvian Disabled Children and Youth Sport Federation. About 200 children with different disabilities will be assessed during the event.
The next project work meeting will be held on November 27 with participation of researchers from the Norwegian School of Sport Science.
Information prepared by the
Chief of the Public Relations and Communication, LASE
Ilze Āķe-Vīksne, 29445209
in collaboration with the chief researcher of the project
Prof. Aija Klavina