- January 24, 2013
The children’s home in the Vilnius District Municipality
The fact that there is no children’s home is noticed in the Vilnius District Municipality. In this connection the Self-government of the Vilnius District Municipality prepared a technical plan of the children’s home construction in Dukszty.
“ In the Vilnius District Municipality we have two similar investments. It is a children’s home in Nimenczyn, but it is private and the Child and Family Crisis Centre in Kowalczuki which does not meet all needs as well. This is why the self-government decided to construct its own children’s home” – Daniel Spiridenkov, the main specialist of the Information Department of the Self-government of the Vilnius District Municipality, told PL DELFI.
The project includes four one-storeyed buildings without cellars and a garage. In the three buildings families will take up residence (two in each buildings) and every family will be able to take care of eight children. The fourth building will be assigned for administration. On the premises of a children’s home it is planned to organize a football field, racing track, playground and a few arbours.
The cost of the children’s home construction is assessed at 14 million Litas. The beginning of the work is planned this year.
Nowadays in the Vilnius District Municipality 151 children require care. 9 of them are in Kowalczuki and 57 in Niemyczyn, while the rest of them was sent to children’s homes in other autonomies (of Vilnius and Święciany).
The Self-government of the Vilnius District Municipality also informed that a large percentage of children is adopted. In 2009 14 children were adopted, in 2010 – 15, in 2011 – 8 and last year 16 children found their homes.
Tłumaczenie Barbara Szydłowska w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Barbara Szydłowska the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.