Partner of the Week: Lietuvos Vaiku Fondas

Lietuvos Vaiku Fondas (the Lithuanian Children’s Fund) is one of the oldest foundations in Lithuania, operating for over 30 years to provide social services, empowerment methodologies and methods, and social and financial education to vulnerable children. Since its establishment in 1988, they have worked to provide and support alternative forms of institutional childcare in Lithuania, co-founding 14 ‘family group’ homes across the country as well as founding the Roma Community Center with the Department of National Minorities in the Government of Lithuania.  

In addition to their work with Aflatoun, Lietuvos Vaiku Fondas runs multiple social and educational programmes for vulnerable children and communities. Their ‘Let’s Get to Know Lithuania’ project invites Roma children to a summer youth camp in Kaltanėnai, where they kayak, enjoy the Lithuanian countryside and are taken on a tour of Aukštaitija National Park. They also promote ‘productive learning’ methods and mediation programmes, working intensively with children from minority communities, as well as Career Education projects.  

Through these efforts and programmes, they hope to contribute to the wellbeing of children and families, initiative positive social change, and create a brighter future for Lithuanian children and society as a whole.