Vilnius International Rotaract club started the First schoolbag initiative in 2016, as we believe that every child has the right to the best start of school.


The project's goal is to give the most essential school supplies for the upcoming first graders, who live in socially and economically disadvantaged families.

​The first graders are selected in collaboration with social workers in regions of Lithuania where poverty, high unemployment, and a high number of socially and economically disadvantaged families occur.

102 first graders started school with their First schoolbags on the 1st of September, 2020 from Anykščiai, Ignalina, Molėtai, Varėna, Visaginas, and Zarasai regions. Over the last 4 years, school bags reached 262 children in Akmenė, Alytus, Joniškis, Kelmė, Lazdijai, Raseiniai and Šilutė regions.

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Vilniaus Tarptautinis Rotaract klubas

i.k. 303417589


Payment purpose: First schoolbag



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Project's reports (in Lithuanian)