Restoration of the area around and in The Kaunas Mosque
Kaunas Muslim religious community continues to develop the window replacement project. In order to fund this project you can do so by clicking on this link. All funds are being transferred to the Kaunas Muslim religious community bank account.
What is more, this year the community has planned to clean the area around the mosque and to be in advance with some projects of Kaunas City Municipality as “Improvement of the city image by installing the lighting of the tourism infrastructure and objects”.
In shaa Allah
What is our situation like?
The Kaunas Mosque is an open and integral part of the city center. We have many tourists from all over the world who come to visit and to see the unique muslim building in Kaunas. Vilnius city doesn’t have a mosque, because during the Soviet times it was destroyed and has not been rebuilt up to now.
But unfortunately the territory around the mosque is in a very poor condition: it attracts drunkards. This place does not look safe for many children who come to play near the mosque and for Muslims community members who attend activities with children. This kind of situation is unsafe for the society and we need social, economical and environmental changes in this area.
Promises of Kaunas City Municipality
This year Kaunas City Municipality invites everybody to contribute to the strategic development plan for improvement of the city image in 2017.
Muslims community is trying to get some funds or support from the Kaunas City Municipality, especially when the area is not surrounded by the fence and it is used by all the residents and guests of this city.
We want to remind that since 2009 the mosque of Kaunas has the status of the state protected objects of cultural heritage. It is the only brick-built mosque in the Baltic countries. So to maintain it and take proper care it is very hard for a small community. All initiatives should be coordinated by Kaunas City Municipality Cultural Heritage Department. It is long process to achieve the results. Sometimes sponsors look at the whole issue with trouble and little trust because of that situation…Muslims community is always willing to contribute in different social initiatives in Kaunas city and for many years it has had a nice relationship with the surrounding residents and guests from all over the world.
- March 01, 2017