A library functions in the Refugees Reception Center. The room and the funds of the books were renewed partly financed by the resources of the project “Active Integration Today – Success Tomorrow” of the European Refugee Fund (according to the program of 2007 of the Fund). The services of the library help to spread humanitarian ideas and the information about the social and other sciences.
The mission of the library is to create the favorable conditions for the coming foreigners to meet the requirements of the information and the culture according to the conditions of the information society, to secure the supply of the information and the documents, to develop the information literacy of the readers.
It is possible to choose different literature, including dictionaries and encyclopedias in the library. Some books are available in Lithuanian, English and Russian languages, so they are available for the foreigners who don’t know the Lithuanian language. There are not only the books, the dictionaries, the encyclopedias, the textbooks but also the newspapers and the magazines in the library. The internet is also available.
The social worker provides services in the library and always helps and advices what book to choose and where to look for the information. The responsible employee helps for the foreigners to translate the unknown words into the understandable language. The foreigners show interest in the Lithuanian history, its past and nowadays, so the social worker chooses cognitive literature for the foreigners and explains how to use it.
Women read mostly fiction in the library. Fiction includes three main forms: a novel, a short story, a tale and a novella. The foreigners show interest in the magazines about the needlework.
Children thumb children’s literature, the older read Lithuanian tales.
Teenagers show interest in the different literature. The most of them look for the additional educational literature, especially use the dictionaries and the encyclopedias. They look for the information in the internet, contact friends in the chatter websites.
Men look for the necessary information in the internet, are interested in books about the business management, read newspapers.
The Club Of The Mutual Assistance Of The Refugees - Women “Together”
The club of the mutual assistance for the women is a possibility for the refugees - women to gather together and to help each other to solve actual problems.
The members of the club cluster independently. The main idea is to empower the refugees - women to become active. During the meeting of the club there are analyzed the actual problems and their solving and the possibility of the implementation.
The objectives of the club “Together”:
- To join the women of the different nationalities and religions living in the Refugees Reception Center.
- To stimulate the activeness of the women participating in the community of the refugees and the public life of Lithuania.
The tasks are implemented achieving the objectives:
- To explain the rights and the duties for the women of the club.
- To develop the self-respect and the self-confidence of the women.
- To rise the problem of the torture in the community of the refugees. To gather and to distribute the information.
- To collaborate with the different institutions.
Today a lot of the people understand the importance of the movement, its influence on the health. The exercising people are more patient, resistant to the illnesses, are self-confident and are not depressed about the troubles of the life.
The gym is also available for the foreigners in the Refugees Reception Center. The equipment in the gym was partly financed by the resources of the project “Consolidated Help For The Foreigners Granted Asylum (2nd stage)” of the European Refugee Fund (according to the program of 2006 of the Fund).
There are universal and elliptical training equipment in the gym, where the foreigners come. The equipment is located well and comfortably. The foreigners living in the Center can use the gym all day and night in their own time. The gym is mostly attended by the men and the teenagers.