The grant competition of the Foundation Domus Dorpatensis in 2008
In 2008 the scholars of the Foundation Domus Dorpatensis are Aino Kiiver
and Astra Kittus. Both of them are noteworthy for their activity, diversity
and positive attitude. Their initiative has enriched our civil society.
Aino Kiiver is a very versatile
person whose activity has been focused on solving social problems in
Astra Kittus is the village chief of the Maaritsa village in
Põlvamaa. Thanks to Mrs. Kittus activity and energy, the Maaritsa village has
lit up again and its appearance has got much nicer. Through the initiative of
Astra Kittus, a playground and a village square were built, folk calendar
traditions and village days are being held. She also wrote a project for the gym in the culture centre that has totally justified itself: the gym is being used eagerly. Mrs. Kittus does not only work alone, but she
is able to make all village people work together. In this way the village has grown
even more together and the village life has got much enjoyable.
This year the Estonian-Netherlands Charity Foundation Päikeselill enabled to
give out another grant in value of 15 000 Estonian Kroons. Domus
Dorpatensis thanks the foundation Päikeselill for the support and
The grant commission that was made up from Deputy
Major of Tartu Jüri Sasi, the manager of the Centre for Science Studies of the
Estonian University of Life Sciences Erki Tammiksaar, the director for the Baltic-American Partnership
Program of the Open Estonia Foundation Katrin Enno and the scholar of 2007
Virve Kluust, made the selection out of 33 applications.
Domus Dorpatensis thanks all the candidates for taking part in the grant competition.
The grant of the Foundation Domus Dorpatensis was handed over at the festive reception which was dedicated to the Citizen’s Day, in the Glass Hall of the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds by the Minister for Population and Ethnic Affairs. Domus Dorpatensis thanks again the Office of the Minister for Population and Ethnic Affairs for the cooperation.
Fotos by Peeter Hütt