• August 19, 2016
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From the 3rd of September – school grants of 500 zloty for Polish students in Lithuania

Yesterday (August 18), we reminded our readers that, in the context of a long-term support of education in the Vilnius region, Polish Deputy Minister Jan Dziedziczak announced that from the 1st of September, 2016, every Polish student in Lithuania of the first and last grades will receive a school grant in the amount of 500 zloty.

,, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in order to meet the needs of our compatriots in Lithuania, starts action of school grants for every Polish student from first and twelfth grade. We want every Polish child attending Polish schools to receive support from the Polish state in the amount of 500 zloty, “- Jan Dziedziczak from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said last year, in December.

Today we received question from parents of children from Polish schools in Vilnius that concerned mostly formalities which must be completed in order to receive 500 złoty.

We inform that the project of Ministry of Foreign Affairs is handled by Foundation ‘’Aid to Poles in the East’’. ,, It is unlikely to be in the form of financing; it will be in the form of kits. I do not want to talk about the details because we do not have a signed contract with the ministry, “- Marta Pszczółkowska from the following founsadtion said during her talk to zw.lt. She added that the project will be inaugurated on September 3 at the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs John Dziedziczak. Then, all the details will be discussed.

Annually, the program is expected to cost approx. 1 million.


Translated by Aleksandra Nowakowska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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