Meetings in ethnic minority schools

On January 17, a series of meetings started with senior students in ethnic minority schools. The purpose of these meetings was to encourage young Lithuanian people, representatives of ethnic minorities, to realize their dreams and to contribute to breaking stereotypes in Lithuania related to the fact that representatives of minority representatives have fewer rights and opportunities to fulfill their dream and to become successful in the future. We encouraged representatives of senior classes to take an active part in discussions about fulfilling your dreams, choosing a profession, civic activism and an Idea for Lithuania.

We had an opportunity to visit senior students almost in all of Lithuania. Meetings took place in: Šiauliai “Santarvės“ gymnasium, Visaginas "Atgimimo" gymnasium, Vilnius “Šolomo Aleichemo ORT” gymnasium, Trakai district Lentvaris “Versmės” gymnasium, Vilnius municipality Grigiškės gymnasium, Vilnius region Pagirių gymnasium, Vilnius "Ateities" School, Šalčininkai "Santarvės" gymnasium, Kaunas Aleksandras Puškinas gymnasium, Vilnius Sofijos Kovalevskajos gymnasium. 

Journalists from RusRadio.lt and Delfi participated in these events. Also, a company of Russian speaking comedians “Monday Show” shared their encouraging stories filled with personal success stories. 

Visits to schools is a part of EESC implemented project “East or West, Home is Best“. Other Project activities include the creation of quality media content for Lithuanian national minorities in Russian and Polish languages. In cooperation with media outlets - RusRadio.lt, RU.DELFI and Znad Wilii - various discussions with well-known public figures, including actors, musicians, scientists and athletes were held. In addition, multiple articles were prepared based on discussions. In addition, a series of articles and videos were organized, aimed at highlighting the links between people of different nationalities with Lithuanian history and statehood. The project aims to promote involvement and cooperation among Lithuanian citizens. All of the content created by the project can be found here.

The project is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania.

Photos from the first meeting in Šiauliai “Santarvės“ gymnasium: 


Photos from the second meeting in Visaginas "Atgimimo" gymnasium


Photos from the third meeting in Vilnius “Šolomo Aleichemo ORT” gymnasium: 


Photos from the fourth meeting in Trakai district Lentvaris “Versmės” gymnasium: 


Photos from the fifth meeting in Vilnius municipality Grigiškės gymnasium:


Photos from the sixth meeting in Vilnius region Pagirių gymnasium: 


Photos from the seventh meeting in Vilnius "Ateities" School: 



Photos from the eighth meeting in Šalčininkai "Santarvės" gymnasium: 


Photos from the ninth meeting in Kaunas Aleksandras Puškinas gymnasium:


Photos from the tenth meeting in Vilnius Sofijos Kovalevskajos gymnasium: