In the way of changes. Support for Education in the post-conflict areas in Eastern Ukraine

The Bilateral Lithuanian-Ukrainian development cooperation project

Support for Education in the post-conflict areas in Eastern Ukraine:

In the way of changes

2016

The Bilateral Lithuanian-Ukrainian development cooperation project „Support for Education in the post-conflict areas in eastern Ukraine: In the way of changes” was supported by the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania and by Swedish Government and implemented by Lithuanian Children and Youth Center.

Project target groups: youth, schools, teachers and school’s administration from the areas most affected from military action- Lugansk and Doneck regions.

During the project, there have been implemented education quality improvement activities in three directions:

  1. 60 students’, basic skills development with special focus on personal and social competencies and life skills.

3 groups of twenty students 15-17 years old visited Lithuania (6-12th of June, 12 -19 th of September and 10-16th of October). Special 7 day long program of trainings, meetings with youngsters from Lithuania students organizations, the educational and cultural program as well as the sightseeing in Vilnius and its surroundings have been prepared.

  1. 50 teachers' competences development with special focus on teachers and school administration empowerment to initiate positive changes in schools environment, based on democratic values.

2 groups of teachers and representatives of school administration have been brought to Vilnius on 19-23th of September and 17-21 of October. 5 day long training program included qualification improvement cources, vizits to Lithuanian schools, meetings with authorities of Lithuania education system, special educational and cultural program.

  1. 8 schools’ material base improvement by providing necessary access to the Internet or audio/video equipment.

Project partners in Ukraine:

Leading partner - Ukrainian State Centre of after School Education (Український Державний Центр Позашкільної Освіти);

Other partners:

  • Education and Science Department of Doneck Regional Administration (Департамент образования и науки Донецкой облгосадминистрации)
  • Education Department of Bakhmut (Artemovsk) City Council ( Отдел образования Бахмутского (Артемовского) городского совета)
  • NGO “NewDonbass”
  • Education and Science Department of Lugansk Region State Administration (Департамент образования и науки Луганской областной государственной администрации)
  • Lugansk Regional Institute of Postgraduate Education