Finally, the school year for Lithuanian children has finished and so did our initiative “Reading for Bicycles”. Every year while collaborating with our community and Lithuanian Schools we organize the contest for young scholars encouraging reading more in Lithuanian and nourishing the mother-tongue language.
There were 12 bicycles in total we gave to scholars in 3 Lithuanian schools. 6 bicycles went to Maironis Lithuanian Cultural School, 4 bicycles to Chicago Lithuanian School and 2 bicycles to Gediminas Lithuanian School. To honour the teachers for their dedication and hard work, we also brought some gifts from Lithuania where the material – amber- is considered to be a symbol of Lithuania.
We are so proud of our community members and more than glad taking a part in its active social life.