BCC Lithuania is happy to be a part of Zipio draugai (Všį Vaiko labui) project and are very proud of the results that our joint effort brought.

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During 18th Burns Night BCCL raised 8630€. Half of the amount went to Programme’s Zippy’s Friends supplement for children with special educational needs (SEN).

It was published as planed in a 100 units (with a compact disc full of video material for teachers and children). We are so pleased that all together we can bring some small but important changes for the society based on best practices in the UK.

The seminar for programme trainers has passed, in which we presented the material set supplement for teachers working with children with special educational needs (SEN).
We invited our trainers-psychologists from the Lithuania’s largest cities to participate at the seminar.

A pilot run of the supplement is commencing.
At the end of October training for teachers on how to employ the supplement when working with children with special educational needs will take place.
Only schools that specialise in SEN education or have separate groups for children with special educational needs were invited for the pilot run.

“I can honestly say I am very proud because we really did do something exceptional that I believe is a great start and an example to others.
In Lithuania there previously was no material for teachers aiding them in educating emotional intellect and coping skills when working with children with special educational needs.Now we will have to prepare the teachers, change their views that these special children need not only shelter and sustenance but that they have emotions and, as each of us, need help learning to recognize them and coping with them.” – said director of Všį “Vaiko Labui” Aurelija Okunauskienė