To promote sustainable and balanced development of the territory in Gulbene region, representing the interests of the society and encouraging its active participation in solving socio-economic issues, involving entrepreneurs, local governments, non-governmental organizations and residents. Currently, “Sateka” consists of 23 associations representing various interests – rural women, youth, seniors and people with special needs, farmers, culture, sports and other fields, 6 entrepreneurs from various fields, 13 representatives of parish administrations, and several other persons.
Organisation is one of the partners in a LEADER project “Successful social entrepreneur in rural areas”. Within the project, organisation actively supports young people with a mentoring program for young social entrepreneurs. The program involves existing, newly established social entrepreneurs, as well as future social entrepreneurs who are still developing their idea. The program includes both group lessons and individual sessions. Each month, classes are dedicated to a specific topic – legal issues of social entrepreneurship and the Theory of Change, which helps to be aware of social impact, business modeling, design thinking, marketing, branding, accounting, as well as business plan development. Within the framework of the five-month mentoring program, motivated young social entrepreneurs develop own social entrepreneurship ideas.
Within the project, “Sateka” has developed a collection of videos explaining social entrepreneurship opportunities in Latvia. Videos can be found here.