About LOKOVA in English

Our association was founded on 11.3.2003. The association's members consist of Parents' Associations in Lohja. LOKOVA is led by a board consisting of a chairman and eight members, as well as their deputies. The board meets about 10 times a year. The IRL-meetings (In real life-meetings) are always hybrid-meetings where one can participate also in a video meeting.

The benefits of being on our meetings and networking within the municipality's organisation

We provide a contact for discussion within the UNICEF child- friendly network where we interact with the local administrative workers and with the youth board NUVA.

LOKOVA has two members in the wellbeing area LUVN's board for the wellbeing for youth and try to network and cooperate with the other municipalities parental organisations within the area.

For several years LOKOVA has had one or two members in the National Board for Parental Organisations (Suomen Vanhempainliitto). Through this we can compare our work on a national scale, discuss and bring forth ideas that are worth developing on a national scale.

LOKOVA´s tasks and operating principles:

Bring forward statements and positions on matters concerning schooling and upbringing, but not on matters concerning individual schools or their operations.

LOKOVA takes care of and takes a position on issues that concern common matters such as the school policy program, the school network and the local curriculum, etc.

The local parents' association or the local parents' network can, if it so wishes, request help from LOKOVA to take a position on matters concerning its school or several schools.

LOKOVA does not take a position on issues where there is a clear conflict of interest between local parents' associations.

The operation is based on volunteering and the operation also takes into account the interests of local associations and networks, even though these are not member associations.

The board's meetings are public and all interested parties have the right to participate in the meetings, but outsiders do not have the right to vote when making decisions.