Nineteen school children are visiting Lithuania from the Luhansk region of Ukraine on Wednesday and will receive a range of educational training.
© DELFI / Artūras Morozovas

In Lithuania they will participate in a week-long practical training programme during which the best country's non-formal education specialists will teach self-confidence, critical thinking, leadership qualities and other emotional and social skills and general competencies.

These students are participants of Lithuanian-Ukrainian cooperation project Support to eastern Ukrainian regions affected by the conflict in the field of education: the way to changes.

“Schools that the children are coming from are located in the so called buffer zone, which is not only the most strongly affected by the Russian propaganda, but is often hit by fire,” said Jolanta Markevičienė, representative of Lithuanian Youth Centre which is organizing the stay.

This group of children is the first of the planned five. Two additional school children and two teacher groups from Donetsk and Luhansk areas will visit Lithuania in September and October.

Lithuanian-born American artist buried in Semeniskes

Jonas Mekas , a Lithuanian-born American artist, poet and filmmaker , often called the godfather...

Lithuanian animation returns to "Annecy"

After a two-year break, Lithuanians return to the Annecy International Animation Film Festival...

Success of HBO’s Chernobyl puts Vilnius in spotlight as prime location for filming

Tax incentive, welcoming approach by the government, and big talent pool made Vilnius an attractive...

Promising year for Lithuanian animation

In 2017-2019, the Lithuanian film industry has experienced remarkable growth. As a result,...

Chernobyl in Kaunas: revisiting the shooting locations

As all of the five episodes have already been broadcast and the holiday season has started, here’s a...