Lithuanian National Section of IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) is a global and voluntary NGO whose mission is to protect children’s rights to an accessible culture regardless of their race, nationality, gender, social or other circumstances. IBBY responds to a variety of crises around the world such as wars, natural and man-made disasters by providing children with books, puppet theatre, games and cultural activities. They believe that besides food and shelter children’s participation in culture is one of their essential needs.
Together with organizations such as the Red Cross, Save the Children, Maltese and others, they respond to the refugee situation in Lithuania by protecting children’s right to affordable education and culture. IBBY does this by carrying out various educational activities and by creating libraries for children and their parents. They also contribute by supplying stationeries for the schools of the refugees.
As a small organization with limited financial resources, IBBY is reaching out to our communities for urgent help. All kinds of donations are highly appreciated. All donors will be acknowledged on their website (https://www.ibbylietuva.lt) and other social media outlets.
Currently, IBBY needs:
– 1500 notebooks with 12 pages – lines;
– 550 pens;
– 100 drawing books;
– 100 sets of coloured pencils in 12 colours;
– 250 sharpeners.
– Bookshelves (for the installation of 6 mini-libraries);
– Picture books in foreign languages;
– Silent books (wordless);
– Books about Lithuania in foreign languages;
– Dictionaries (English-Lithuanian-English, French-Lithuanian-French etc.);
– fiction and non-fiction books in English, French, Russian, Kurdish, Farsi, Arabic languages.
How can you contribute?
– by collecting/buying the necessary items and handing them over to IBBY. They will make sure that they would reach the required places
– by donating money to their account (Purpose: “Pabėgėlių vaikams”)
Contact person: Inga Mitunevičiūtė, firstname.lastname@example.org, mob. +37069849337