The Vilniaus Prekybos Support Foundation “Dabar” is announcing a competition for educational initiatives aimed at improving educational situation in the country and promoting educational innovations. Non-profit non-governmental organizations registered in Lithuania, which are implementing educational projects that can have a long-term impact, can take part in the competition and receive support.

“We strive to contribute to initiatives that pursue lasting change, help ensure education of equal quality for all, and promote innovative learning methods. Thus, we are looking for projects that would offer educational innovations: new educational methods, advanced educational tools, technological innovations, bring together educational communities, etc. We always give priority to projects based on the principle of a fishing rod rather than fish, which enable change and allow operating the educational institutions themselves”, says Rytis Jezepčikas, Director of the Vilniaus Prekybos Support Foundation “Dabar”.

The public institution “Geros Valios Projektai”, which administers the donation portal, will contribute to organizing the competition.

“The education system needs courageous ideas and proactive people. There are really strong non-governmental organizations in Lithuania, which can implement sustainable educational innovations. We invite them to take advantage of the opportunity and participate in this competition – perhaps their idea will be the one to become an inspirational example actually contributing to educational change”, says Giedrė Šopaitė-Šilinskienė, Director of “Geros Valios Projektai”.

Organizations can submit their applications till 12 October, with the maximum support amount being EUR 20 000 per project. The main activities of the supported project shall be carried out in Lithuania in 2019.

The Vilniaus prekybos Support Foundation “Dabar” supports educational initiatives, organizations for people with disabilities, and is a regular partner and organizer of long-term initiatives, such as “I Choose to Teach” and National Dictation.

The application form in lithuanian can be found here.