In 2016, Friends International Center and the Lithuanian children’s rights organization Child Line initiated a pilot project including the implementation of Friends Program in a Lithuanian school. The first year has now been accomplished, with surveys, planning meetings, lectures, and workshops completed, and the second year of the three-year long program is to begin.
“Our school is very lucky to have develop this cooperation with Friends and Child Line. Friends program perfectly respond to all the newest legislative amendments in Lithuania related to violence and bullying prevention in institutions of education. Now we know what we can do to make our school environment safer.”, says Birutė Rudzinskienė, headmaster of the pilot school Sausio 13-oji.