Health and sexuality education for families methodical package is prepared in accordance with Lithuanian educational system and is tailored for school age children, their teachers and parents.
WHO I AM methodical package is developed with the help of health education, psychology, psychiatric and sociological science expert utilizing world renowned practices, research backed scientific knowledge and educational methods meeting regulations of both Lithuanian and international law.
The goal of the initiative fostered by Lina Simavičiūtė is to spread precious and virtuous knowledge and educate Lithuanian youth, teach them how to form their identity and nurture critical thinking skills.
Past WHO I AM events:
WHO I AM education project for women and girls
March 8th of 2016 witnessed a gathering of women, girls and anyone desiring to congratulate them on the advent of the international women‘s day at the Vilnius art factory ‘LOFTAS‘. It was the educational event ‘Who I Am‘ carried out under the initiative of Dr. Lina Simavičiūtė that brought them together.
Event was kickstarted by the debate under the theme ‘Sex Under 18 Years of Age‘. Given the intricate nature of the topic, the heated atmosphere of the debate was sensible not only on the stage of ‘LOFTAS’, which turned into a temporary debate tribune, but also among the audience. Topic of femininity on stage was further propounded by educological science doctor, contextual education pioneer, biggest preschool education establishment network in the Baltic countries ‘Vaikystės Sodas‘, Queen Morta school as well as ‘Six Senses‘ International Preschool founder and principal Dr. Austėja Landsbergienė. In her message to the audience, Austėja Landsbergienė talked about children‘s, particularly girls‘, upbringing and the perception of women as leaders.
Over the course of the event, the turbulence of feminine empowerment ideas have been felt in the air. In the event, audience had the opportunity to participate in individual consultations with professionals covering a wide spectrum of specialization. For one day, consulting rooms of psychologists, sexologists, spiritual and happiness experts, cosmetologists, designers, gynecologists and dietologists were established. Women had a chance to feel comfortable and understood at the hands of the experts and use this opportunity to get an professional opinion on many topics. It was exciting to see some consulting rooms housing experts such as Vaida Venckutė, cosmetologist and beauty salon ‘Wonder Time‘ founder, or Aistė Šeibokaitė, co-author of the book ‘Balansas‘.
Lina Simavičiūtė herself did not shy away from smiling, understanding that ideas as such make things happen, and agreed that projects such as this one need to be introduced more and more often. The ‘Who I Am‘ question was posed to the audience, among which was the author of a poetry book ‘Kniedytos Mintys‘, Mantvydas Leknickas. Together with Jurga Šeduikytė, Mantvydas initiated a warm interview, which captivated the audience by the help of a heartfelt discussion about his poetry and women. Mantvydas Leknickas confessed, that he never reads his poetry out loud, thus the participants of the discussion were not able to hear the lines from the author himself, however the following phrase about women won the hearts of everyone listening:
– ‘Women are far braver and emotionally stronger than men. They always confidently recognize that they have fears and they speak about it loudly. Men are different‘.
One of the last ‘Who I Am‘ event parts was the message of the civil initiative ‘Women Speak‘. Five participants of the project: Neringa Rekašiūtė, Beata Tiškevič, Modesta Kairytė, Lina Petravičiūtė and Monika Juodpusienė stepped on the stage to share their experience executing various initiatives and projects.