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Development of Child Day Care Centres’ Activities in Švenčionys District Municipality

The project “Development of Child Day Care Centres’ Activities in Švenčionys District Municipality” being in current implementation, project code No. EEE-LT05-SADM-01-K-01-005, is financed from the funds of the Lithuanian and European Economic Area Financial Mechanism Programme LT05 2009-2014 “Children and Youth from At-Risk Group”, and Švenčionys District Municipality.

This European Economic Area Financial Mechanism is sponsored by the Kingdom of Norway, the Republic of Iceland and the Principality of Liechtenstein, with the aim of contribution to reducing economic and social inequalities in the European Economic Area, and strengthen bilateral relations between donor countries and recipient societies.

Tripartite contract No. 2014/4-9-37/D4-278 on the implementation of the project “Development of Child Day Care Centres’ Activities in Švenčionys District Municipality” was signed in the Ministry of Social Security and Labour this year on October 3. The contract was signed by Danguolė Juozapavičienė, Chancellor of the Ministry of Social Security and Labour, Rasa Suraučienė, Deputy Director of the Central Project Management Agency, and Kęstutis Lisauskas, Director of Kaltanėnai Education and Tourism Centre.

The implementation of the activities scheduled in the project was launched on October 3, 2014. The project is expected to be implemented by April 30, 2016. The total value of the project is 238 800,84 Eur, which includes the funds of EEA Financial Mechanism Programme “Children and Youth from At-Risk Group” amounting to 214 920,75 Eur, funds available in Švenčionys District Municipality amounting to 23 880,09 Eur.

The project is aimed at contributing to enhancing the welfare of children from at-risk group by means of implementation of effective and qualified measures in Švenčionys District Municipality. The project objective is to establish children day care centres in Adutiškis and Švenčionėliai equipped with a camp base in Kaltanėnai.

The project “Development of Child Day Care Centres’ Activities in Švenčionys District Municipality” provides for the development of activities of child day care centres in order to contribute to enhancing the welfare of children from at-risk group by means of implementation of effective and qualified measures in Švenčionys District Municipality.

The project also resolves the issue of availability of child day care centres. In order to cover the widest possible target group, two centres in different areas are set up (Adutiškis and Švenčionėliai) with a camp base in Kaltanėnai. In Adutiškis, where rural localities prevail, children shall be taken home after the day care centre activities are finished.

The aims of the project directly correspond to the Programme objective – enhancing the welfare of children and youth from at-risk group. And the project’s achievements and results (50 children receiving social services in child day care centres; 2 child day care centres; 1 new integrated service provided to children and their family members) in Švenčionys District Municipality will make an actually measurable positive impact on its implementation.