250 “Youth Can” members in the concert
It was the morning of April 5th when „Youth Can“ girls from G. Petkevičaitės – Bitės Gymnasium went to the capital of Lithuania – Vilnius. Even though the trip lasted around 3 hours, it was not too long or boring, but rather fun and exciting.
In Vilnius, we strolled through The Bernardine Garden enjoying the sun and went to the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. We visited 2 exhibitions there and even went up the observation tower offering a spectacular scenic view of Vilnius. After visiting a few of the most famous landmarks we went to the shopping center for lunch, recharged for the evening, and rushed to the concert “For the Victory to Live”. It was a fundraiser concert organized by a famous basketball player Rimantas Kaukenas’ charitable foundation to support children fighting cancer. Marijonas Mikutavičius opened the event with one of his most well known songs „Trys milijonai“(„Three million“), followed by other famous Lithuanian artists: „8 kambarys“, Lilas ir Inomine, „G&G Sindikatas“, Vidas Bareikis, Merūnas Vitulskis, Iglė, Saulius Prusaitis, Daddy Aas a Milk Man, Donatas Montvydas, Gytis Paškevičius, Gražvydas and Mantas Jankevičius. This concert will be broadcasted on LRT on April 21st.
This concert gave our team an opportunity to bond outside of the gym and strengthen the team spirit, get to know and understand each other better.
The girls were asked „What was the most memorable part of the trip?“
„I mostly enjoyed the concert and the vast number of the performers“ – Rineta, „Youth Can“ participant.
„I will never forget the last performances of the concert and the story at the museum“ – Vakarė, „Youth Can“ student.
„Youth Can“ manager Arminas Vareika was truly excited that over 250 “Youth Can” supporters, friends, and participants attended the event. Arminas revealed that it was only possible because of close friendship with the “Rimantas Kaukėnas Charitable Foundation“. „This concert was not only a fantastic opportunity for our program‘s students to see some of their favorite artists, but also a great opportunity to learn more about such devastating disease like cancer. Young people must find empathy for others, respect and value their own health – those were few of many essential values promoted during the concert“, said „Youth Can“ manager Arminas.