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You can see how the press of Kaunas reflected the news of the meeting by clicking the link.
Romualda Liutkuviene did the translation for us:
An introductory event took place at Jonas Jablonskis Gymnasium
On Tuesday an introductory event of the Comenius international project “Equal by Law, but not in Reality” took place at Jonas Jablonskis Gymnasium and it started a phase of project work in Lithuania.
The event coincided with the International Teacher’s Day, thus the teachers and the guests were applauded and invited to the school hall. All guest and gymnasium teachers were greeted and congratulated by the city Vice Mayor Loreta Kekienė.
“Jonas Jablonskis Gymnasium is well known for its foreign language teaching traditions. By overcoming the language barrier we all gain some international experience, which is invaluable. It is so wonderful that the gymnasium takes part in the projects that coincide with our city’s strategy to encourage international cooperation,” said the vice mayor.
“Comenius” is a two-year international school cooperation project the aims of which are to reveal, study and analyse the cases of inequality in the communities of each country, to compare the received results and to share the acquired experience with other countries, to look for possible solutions, to encourage a positive attitude towards the equality of human rights, to gain more experience and present it in a booklet in different languages. While carrying out this project, pupils and their teachers meet in each of the seven countries, plan their work and share their experience.
This is the project in which Jonas Jablonskis Gymnasium pupils and teachers together with partners from six other European countries have been working for two years. During the first week of October a meeting of all seven countries, in which the teachers from Northern Ireland, England, Spain, Poland, Germany, Turkey and Lithuania are going not only to survey the accomplished tasks but also to plan further activities of the project, is planned to take place in Kaunas.
The guests from foreign countries are going to get acquainted with the gymnasium community, to take part in the debates with the members of Jonas Jablonskis Gymnasium debate club about the right to the freedom of speech, to plant an oak symbolizing cooperation, and furthermore, they are going to pay a visit to the Seimas and are going to discuss human rights with the Member of Seimas prof. Marija Ausrine Pavilioniene.
The senior specialist of Council Secretariat