ESC - Lithuanian education center for blind and visually impaired

ESC - Lithuanian education center for blind and visually impaired

Lithuanian education center for blind and visually impaired

Vilnius, Lithuania

Activity description

Lithuanian education center for blind and visually impaired is a comprehensive school which provides the opportunity for the blind and visually impaired to gain secondary education, to prepare for further studies and independent life. Apart from formal lessons students take part in orientation and mobility lessons, developing daily skills lessons, eyesight training, Braille script practice. As well as formal education, we giving huge attention to informal education too which contains a theatre, dance, ceramics, sports, art therapy, robotics and music non-formal classes. Afternoon activity is important in the lives of these students. We look forward to extending our possibilities to prepare students for the best independent life, with good experience, positive examples, and motivation to explore. We believe, that the best learning for blind or visually impaired people happens than when society is ready to help when they are surrounded by open-minded people and professional specialists.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will be hosted in flat together with other volunteers in Vilnius. Each volunteer will have their own room. A monthly bus card will be provided. Volunteers will receive food and pocket money every month. Volunteers will have people who will take care of them: mentor (personal support), tutor(person from hosting organization) and project coordinator.

Training during the activity

The volunteer will have an integration week organised by coordinting organisation. During the voluntary service, volunterers will also have On-Arrival and Mid Term trainings organised by National Agency. Volunteer will also have pre-departure and last evaluation sessions by supporting organizations from their own countries.

Participant profile

There are no specific requirements for the volunteers: generally they must be self-motivated, willing to take on new challenges, and open to working with people of all backgrounds and cultures, dynamic, versatile, good mood, flexible, with self-initiative, experienced in children work, willing to take on new challenges, with ability to manage and solve conflicts in a creative way; enthusiastic to participate in the project; mature to work and to relate to a group of children/youngsters and willing to develop new activities with sense of responsibility.

Activity dates

A total of 1 week(s) during the period 01/09/2022 to 31/08/2023

Activity location

Vilnius Lithuania

Looking for participants from

Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Kosovo * UN resolution, British Antarctic Territory, Anguilla, Aruba, Bermuda, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Greenland, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin (french part), Montserrat, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Pitcairn, Turks and Caicos Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Virgin Islands (British), Wallis and Futuna

Activity topics

Social challenges

Creativity and culture

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 31/07/2022