The trip for children from Borodyanka to a sports and recreation camp became a part of Lithuania’s soft initiatives in recovery projects for Ukraine’s education system. Amidst the ongoing reconstruction of the Borodyanka lyceum, which Lithuania plans to complete this year, children and teachers found inspiration, relaxation, and exchanged experiences during their journeys to Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, and other cities.
Over the course of 5 days, 3 children’s football teams had a unique opportunity to try out the field and pool at Lithuania’s state-of-the-art Sports Center in Druskininkai. This complex serves as a training ground for Lithuania’s finest athletes. The highlight of the trip was friendly matches with Lithuanian children’s football teams.
Organizers also delighted the children with various activities, including bowling, a laser arena, and a trampoline park, along with picturesque walks through Vilnius. The aimed results were achieved – the children felt the warm support of their friendly Lithuanian hosts and gained inspiration and insights for the upcoming school year. One of the special moments was a visit to the Vilnius TV Tower, a symbol of Lithuania’s fight for independence. The experience was enhanced by an invitation to dine at a height, in a rotating tower!
The visits were organized by the Lithuanian Central Project Management Agency, which is responsible for implementing Ukraine’s recovery initiatives. The reconstruction of the Borodyanka lyceum, a project worth 7.8 million euros, is one of them. The school is planned to be opened later this year.
A week earlier, Lithuania hosted teachers from Borodyanka’s schools. They met with their Lithuanian colleagues to learn about the education system in the country, school life, and informal education.