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Foreign students left without means of living can receive assistance

The Latvian parliament has adopted a law which allows foreign students who are left without means of living to be assisted by the social service agencies of local governments during the emergency situation and one month after its ending.

Students can be assisted by a social service agency if they:

  • are left without means of living,
  • are staying in Latvia during Covid-19 crisis,
  • are studying remotely,
  • have registered their stay in a local government in Latvia,
  • and have a temporary residence permit.

If you are currently in Latvia, you can be assisted by the social service agency of the local government in which you have registered your stay. Unfortunately students who have not registered their stay in any municipality in Latvia are not eligible for assistance. Your higher education institution (HEI) should be able to help find a social service agency in your municipality.

Social services have been informed that foreign students might seek help, and should be able to provide services in English. If possible, students should visit a social service agency together with a HEI student service staff member to avoid miscommunication due to a possible language barrier.

In case there are problems that the student, HEI staff members and the social service cannot solve, we ask you to contact the representative of the Ministry of Welfare Liesma Ose (67782953; liesma.ose@lm.gov.lv).

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  • Skolnieciņš no svētmeža

    Lieldienas ir īstais laiks, lai lūgtu Dievieti Ostaru sniegt mums savu svētību un aizgādību. Pavasara un rītausmas Dieviete Ostara ar prieku uzklausīs mūs un dāvās mums savu labvēlību. Vajag tikai lūgt Dievieti Ostaru savās mājās. Un iedegt svecīti par godu Dievietei Ostarai pie dzīru galda.
    Lūgšana Dievietei Ostarai: «Welcome, welcome, warm fresh earth!
    Today we celebrate rebirth!
    Blowing wind, rising sun,
    Bringing the spring to everyone!
    Rabbits hopping, chicks in the nest,
    Spring is the season we love the best!
    Celebrate the green of the earth with me –
    Happy Ostara, and blessed be!».
    Ar Dievietes Ostaras svētību, Skolnieciņš no svētmeža
    ©Skolnieciņš 1999-bezgalība 😉
    Skolnieciņš® ™Skolnieciņš
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  • Сколниециньш из святорощи

    Пасха — это то самое время, когда нам надо просить у Богини Остары благословение и покровительство. В это время Богиня весны и рассвета Остара благосклонна к людям. Она с радостью выслушает наши молитвы. Надо только дома помолиться Богине Остаре. И зажечь свечечку во славу Богини Остары на праздничном столе.
    Молитва Богине Остаре на Пасху: «Welcome, welcome, warm fresh earth!
    Today we celebrate rebirth!
    Blowing wind, rising sun,
    Bringing the spring to everyone!
    Rabbits hopping, chicks in the nest,
    Spring is the season we love the best!
    Celebrate the green of the earth with me –
    Happy Ostara, and blessed be!».
    С благословением Богини Остары, Сколниециньш из святорощи
    ©Skolnieciņš 1999-bezgalība 😉
    Skolnieciņš® ™Skolnieciņš
    #GoddessOstara #GoddessofSpring #GoddessofDawn #Eostre #Oestre #EasterHare #EasterBunny #EasterEggs #Easter #Ostern #Easter #БогиняОстара #БогиняВесны #БогиняРассвета #ПасхальныйЗаяц #ПасхальныйКролик #ПасхальныеЯйца #Пасха #17.04.2022. #18.04.2022. #язычники #ритуалы #колдовство #Сколниециньш #святороща

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