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    ENGLISH TEACHING
     
    The program is addressed to schools, teachers and non-governmental organizations. Through training and grant competitions, it supports efforts aimed at improving the quality of English language teaching to children and youth from small towns and rural areas. As part of the program, the annual nationwide meetings for English teachers are held. The most active teachers – the “Ambassadors of the Program” – have a chance to implement their own projects. They also promote the program and teachers’ networking.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The “Nida” Development Foundation
    3 Rzemieślnicza St., 13-100 Nidzica
    tel. (48 89) 625-36-51, tel./fax (48 89) 625-36-62
    e-mail: et@nida.pl

    News
     
    “English Teaching” awarded European Language Label
    “English Teaching” awarded European Language Label
    The “English Teaching” Program founded by the Polish-American ...
    EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
     
    A system of support for local initiatives aimed at equalizing educational opportunities for comprehensive development of children and youth from small towns and rural areas. The program consists of cyclical grant competitions as well as training and regional forums allowing to exchange experiences between NGOs and other entities involved in projects educating and training the children and youth.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Polish Children and Youth Foundation
    6 Kredytowa St. Ap. 20, 00-062 Warsaw
    tel./fax (48 22) 826-10-16
    e-mail: rownacszanse@pcyf.org.pl

    News
     
    Youth Leaders Training
    Youth Leaders Training
    The Polish Children and Youth Foundation is recruiting ...
    THE LEARNING SCHOOLS (LES)
     
    The purpose of this program is to improve the quality of Polish education through the use of the best foreign models. It promotes cooperation in teachers’ teams, self-evaluation, and improved teaching and assessment methods. Schools develop organizational solutions best suited to their environment, monitor the outcomes of their activities and share best practices. Under the program, post-graduate studies for school principals and interactive Internet courses for teachers are provided. Particular ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Center for Citizenship Education Foundation
    10 Noakowskiego St. Ap. 1, 00-666 Warsaw
    tel. (48 22) 875-85-40, fax (48 22) 875-85-40 int. 102
    e-mail: ceo@ceo.org.pl

    News
     
    The Learning School’s Academy of Educational Leaders is launched
    The Learning School’s Academy of Educational Leaders is launched
    The objective of the Learning School’s Academy of Educational ...
    PAFF AND UW SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
     
    The objective of the program, implemented jointly with the University of Warsaw, is to prepare candidates to teacher profession. At present, this one-year postgraduate full-time studies that closely combines theory with practice are addressed to graduates of MA/MSc studies in Polish language and math. The innovative curriculum was developed in cooperation with Teachers College, Columbia University.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Foundation for Quality Education
    ul. Banacha 2C, 02-097 Warszawa
    tel. (22) 55 43 790, (22) 55 43 789
    e-mail: kontakt@szkolaedukacji.pl

    News
     
    Studies for teachers with passion
    Studies for teachers with passion
    The School of Education of the Polish-American Freedom ...
    PROJECTOR - STUDENT VOLUNTEERS
     
    The idea behind this program is to tap into the intellectual potential and activities of university students in order to help create equal educational opportunities for children and youth from small localities. This is achieved by having groups of student-volunteers carry out educational projects at schools during their free time.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Educational Enterprise Foundation
    ul. Marii Curie Skłodowskiej 3/2.32
    20-029 Lublin
    e-mail: biuro@projektor.org.pl
    tel: (81) 534 78 93
    800 444 131

    News
     
    “PROJECTOR” and PHA extend horizons
    “PROJECTOR” and PHA extend horizons
    The Polish Humanitarian Action volunteers will use ...
    BRIDGE SCHOLARSHIPS
     
    A joint undertaking by various organizations and firms, addressed to talented high-school graduates from rural areas and small towns, that enables them to receive scholarships for their first year of academic study. Scholarship holders who do very well in their academic pursuits have also a chance to obtain assistance for subsequent years of study: for the second year (the “Top Student” competition), corporate scholarships for the third and fourth year, scholarships through the “Study Abroad” initiative ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Educational Enterprise Foundation
    27/29 Sterlinga St., 90-212 Lodz
    tel. (48 42) 632-59-91, 631-95-58, fax (48 42) 630-27-81
    e-mail: fep@fep.lodz.pl

    Polish-American Internship Initiative: www.paii.pl
    The Good Network Foundation (“My Scholarship” and “e-volunteering”)
    ul. Marszałkowska 6/17, 00-590 Warszawa
    tel. (22) 825 70 22
    e-mail: biuro@dobrasiec.org
    www.dobrasiec.org

    News
     
    Get a bridge scholarship for your studies
    Get a bridge scholarship for your studies
    The 17th round of the Bridge Scholarships Program is ...
    THIRD AGE UNIVERSITIES (TAU)
     
    The objective of this program is to stimulate social energy of the senior citizens. It is carried out at two different levels: the “Seniors in Action” grant competition, under which senior citizens come up with an idea and carry out projects for the benefit of their local communities and intergenerational integration as well as support for the Third Age Universities through training opportunities and mini-grants for cyclical volunteering activities.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Association of the Creative Initiatives "ę"
    55 Mokotowska St., 00-542 Warszawa
    tel. (4822) 396-55-16
    e-mail: listy@seniorzywakcji.pl

    News
     
    Seniors for local communities
    Seniors for local communities
    The fifth round of TAU for Local Communities project ...
    SUPPORT FOR NGOS
     
    An information and support system for Polish NGOs and civic initiatives. It includes the Non-Governmental Organizations’ Portal www.ngo.pl, the free Infoline 801-646-719, a database of organizations and institutions and the “Third Sector” quarterly. The program also offers training, counseling and publications on NGO management (“FIMANGO”, “PROMENGO” and Kursodrom.pl platform). Furthermore, it supports non-governmental organizations with information and advocacy efforts designed to help them effectively ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    „MIS@NGO”: The Klon/Jawor Association
    5 Szpitalna St. Ap. 5, 00-031 Warsaw
    Info-line (48) 801-646-719, fax (48 22) 828-91-29
    e-mail: klon@klon.org.pl
    Non-governmental Organization's Portal: www.ngo.pl
    www.eu.ngo.pl

    "FIMANGO": The Civil Society Development Foundation
    6 Kłopotowskiego St., Apt. 59/60, 03-717 Warsaw
    tel.(48 22) 616-33-16, fax (48 22) 616-32-46,
    e-mail: fimango@frso.pl

    “NGO Training”: The Academy of Civic Organizations Foundation
    ul. Królowej Marysieńki 48
    02-954 Warszawa
    tel. (22) 550 28 10
    e-mail: faoo@faoo.pl
    www.kursodrom.pl

    News
     
    The 4th edition of “PROMENGO” is on
    The 4th edition of “PROMENGO” is on
    On February 2, 2017, a lecture given by Prof. Andrzej ...
    ACT LOCALLY
     
    The grant competitions organized by the network of Act Locally Centers (ALC) lend support to various initiatives of non-governmental organizations and informal groups that activate communities of small towns and villages, foster developmental aspirations, contribute to building the social capital and in consequence improve the quality of life. Successive ALCs are selected through a competition. The Foundation also supports the “Benefactor of the Year” competition which promotes the social involvement ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Academy for the Development of Philantrophy in Poland
    6 Marszałkowska St. Ap. 6, 00-590 Warsaw
    tel. (48 22) 622-01-22, fax (48 22) 622-02-11
    e-mail: arfp@filantropia.org.pl

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    New challenges, new tools, good practices
    New challenges, new tools, good practices
    The “New challenges, new tools, good practices” training ...
    SECTOR 3.0
     
    The aim of the program is to broaden knowledge and skills of non-governmental organizations’ employees and activists in practical use of modern information and communication technologies. The program comprises several components: educational, which is implemented through the Internet networking site; promotional, under which the „Sector 3.0” conferences and meetings in the TechClub network are cyclically held; consultative, which lends support through training and consultations provided by the so-called ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Information Society Development Foundation
    ul. Puławska 14, 02-512 Warszawa
    Contact person: Dawid Szarański
    mobile: +48 530-69-11-99

    News
     
    Sector 3.0 Award. PLN 40,000 for the winner!
    Sector 3.0 Award. PLN 40,000 for the winner!
    Every year at the Sector 3.0 Festival, PAFF awards ...
    PAFF LEADERS
     
    The objective of this program is to support the development of skills and qualifications of individuals working for the benefit of their communities. This is achieved mainly through the use of the tutoring method. The program is addressed first of all to active participants in projects financed by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation. The leaders take part in a series of customized training sessions. The offer for the program alumni, aimed at further improvement of their leadership skills, allows ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The School for Leaders Foundation
    12A Wiejska St., 00-490 Warsaw
    tel. (4822) 556-82-50, (4822) 556-82-54, fax (4822) 556-82-51
    e-mail: liderzy@szkola-liderow.pl

    News
     
    10 years with International Visitor Leadership Program
    10 years with International Visitor Leadership Program
    On September 18, 2017 the PAFW Leaders participating ...
    "PRO PUBLICO BONO" COMPETITION
     
    This is a Nationwide Competition for the Best Civic Initiative. Prizes are granted for the most valuable and interesting activities of NGOs, thereby supporting and promoting them. The prizes are funded by PAFF. Under the program, the Foundation supports also the Bolesław Wierzbiański Competition for local newspapers.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The „Pro Publico Bono” Competition Foundation (2000-2014)
    The Local Press Association

    News
     
    “Gazeta Jarocińska” won the Bolesław Wierzbiański Award
    “Gazeta Jarocińska” won the Bolesław Wierzbiański Award
    The ceremony of announcing the Local Press Association ...
    LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
     
    The main objective of the program carried out until April 2015 in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting public libraries in rural and rural-urban areas as well as towns with population of up to 20,000 inhabitants in their transformation into multifunctional centers which provide access to information, culture and education, and at the same time stimulate active citizenship. Thanks to the support lent to almost 4,000 libraries, residents of villages and small towns ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Information Society Development Foundation
    ul. Kopernika 17, 00-359 Warszawa
    tel.: (48 22) 123 90 20

    News
     
    “The Library for Creators” - 8th Public Libraries’ Convention
    “The Library for Creators” - 8th Public Libraries’ Convention
    The 8th Public Libraries’ Convention organized by the ...
    PAFF LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS
     
    The purpose of the program is to initiate and develop cooperation among beneficiaries of various PAFF programs that establish Local Partnerships involving other local organizations and institutions, as well as entrepreneurs, self-government bodies, and media into implementation of partnership projects responding to diagnosed local community needs. Their activities, using the method of animating local communities worked out in the program, contribute to consolidation of the social capital through ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland
    ul. Marszałkowska 6/6, 00-590 Warszawa
    tel. (22) 622-01-22, fax (22) 622-02-11

    News
     
    “PAFF Local Partnerships” – tutoring launched
    “PAFF Local Partnerships” – tutoring launched
    On April 9 and 10, the meeting opening a six-week-long ...
    LANE KIRKLAND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
     
    A scholarship program for young leaders from Eastern Europe as well as the South Caucasus and Central Asia. Through the two-semester post-graduate studies at Polish universities and practical internships, they have an opportunity to learn about Poland’s transformation experience and Poland’s road to European Union membership.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Leaders of Change Foundation
    Al. Jerozolimskie 133 lok. 56
    02-304 Warszawa
    Program Director: Urszula Sobiecka
    tel. (48) 504-103-904

    News
     
    Kirklanders initiated the process of creating the promotional strategy for Brest
    Kirklanders initiated the process of creating the promotional strategy for Brest
    On April 5, the Tourism Potential of Brest. Strategy ...
    REGION IN TRANSITION (RITA)
     
    This program supports initiatives of Polish non-governmental organizations involved in sharing Poland’s experience in various aspects of transformation and the development of cooperation with partners in Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia. The program includes grant competitions, training opportunities and experts’ support, as well as assistance in establishment and development of cooperation with foreign partners.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Education for Democracy Foundation
    9/11 Nowolipie St., 00-150 Warsaw
    fax (48 22) 635-40-06, e-mail: rita@fed.org.pl

    News
     
    Be active in the East! Partnership projects.
    Be active in the East! Partnership projects.
    Grants under the “RITA” Program can be awarded for ...
    STUDY TOURS TO POLAND (STP)
     
    The study tours to Poland, implemented since 2004, are to show the realities of Poland and the European Union to active citizens of East European countries, in particular student leaders from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Moldova and professionals from those and other countries of the region. During their visit to Poland, the foreign visitors meet representatives of public life, academic and business circles, they learn about NGOs’ activities as well as operation of central institutions and local ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Leaders of Change Foundation
    Al. Jerozolimskie 133 lok. 56
    02-304 Warszawa
    e-mail: stp@studytours.pl

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    Sharing Polish local government experience with Ukraine
    Sharing Polish local government experience with Ukraine
    As part of the support for local government reform ...
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      Initiatives
      in Education
       
       
      One of the overarching goals of the Foundation is the promotion of equal educational opportunities and improvement of educational quality. This will prevent geographic and material conditions from becoming insurmountable obstacles in the realization of life plans and goals.
       
      One of the overarching goals of the Foundation is the promotion of equal educational opportunities and improvement of educational quality. This will prevent geographic and material conditions from becoming insurmountable obstacles in the realization of life plans and goals.
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      Development
      of Local Communities
       
       
      The Foundation has been committed to supporting local communities, particularly in rural areas and small towns. From the residents’ attitudes, willingness, and ability to cooperate, the Foundation gains the possibility to change their lives for the better. This helps modernize and develop all of Poland.
       
      The Foundation has been committed to supporting local communities, particularly in rural areas and small towns. From the residents’ attitudes, willingness, and ability to cooperate, the Foundation gains the possibility to change their lives for the better. This helps modernize and develop all of Poland.
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      Sharing
      the Polish Experiences in Transformation
       
       
      In addition to activities which consolidate the effects of transformation in Poland, the second focus of the Foundation is supporting democratic and free market changes in other countries in the region.
       
      In addition to activities which consolidate the effects of transformation in Poland, the second focus of the Foundation is supporting democratic and free market changes in other countries in the region.
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    • $ 188 million
      on program activity
    • 28,800
      scholarships
    • 13,000
      student-volunteers
    • 34,000
      educational projects
    • 14,000
      local projects
    • 991 projects
      designed to share Polish experiences
    • 8,900
      participants of Study Tours to Poland
    • 70,000
      teachers covered by training
    • 14,000
      schools participated in programs
    • 9,000
      librarians covered by training
    • 28,000
      participants in training workshops for NGO
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    Goals
     
    In Poland the Foundation’s programs focus on rural areas and small towns. Two issues dominate: leveling the playing field in education, combined with enhancing its quality overall, as well as unleashing and supporting citizens’ potential in local communities.
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      Get a bridge scholarship for your studies
       
       

      The 17th round of the Bridge Scholarships Program is on. Ambitious and talented high school graduates from small towns and villages who are starting their full-time studies this year can receive a scholarship of PLN 500 a month, paid for 10 months, for their first year of university course.

      The 17th round of the Bridge Scholarships Program is on. Ambitious and talented high school graduates from small towns and villages who are starting their full-time studies this year can receive a scholarship of PLN 500 a month, paid for 10 months, for their first year of university course.

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      Youth Leaders Training
      Youth Leaders Training
      The Polish Children and Youth Foundation is recruiting candidates for Youth Leaders Training carried out as part of the “Equal Opportunities” Program. The objective of the training is to improve leadership ...
       
      Sharing Polish local government experience with Ukraine
      Sharing Polish local government experience with Ukraine
      As part of the support for local government reform in Ukraine, the RP Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Kharkov had invited representatives of the “Study Tours to Poland” (STP) Program to ...
       
      Finalists of this-year’s Entrepreneurship Olympiad Selected
      Finalists of this-year’s Entrepreneurship Olympiad Selected
      After the day-long contest at the district stage we now know the list of 50 young economists who will compete for admission to the public economic universities and prizes in the finals on April 5. The ...
       
      New challenges, new tools, good practices
      New challenges, new tools, good practices
      The “New challenges, new tools, good practices” training for representatives of “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program and Act Locally Centers was held in Warsaw on February 22 and 23, 2018. It was attended ...
       
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      Sector 3.0 Award. PLN 40,000 for the winner!
      Sector 3.0 Award. PLN 40,000 for the winner!
      Every year at the Sector 3.0 Festival, PAFF awards organizations which have outstanding achievements in applying new technologies in their everyday work. This year your organization can compete for the ...
       
    Partnership projects
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      Young Discoverer’s Clubs

      The Young Discoverer’s Club is a place where young people and children under the eye of a tutor carry out experiments and gain knowledge on their own. The Copernicus Science Center - program coordinator - bolsters YDCs development with support from the PAFF.

      www.kmo.pl
       
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      Exempted from Theory

      A unique Internet platform for children and young people, administered by Social Volves, which serves to create own social projects and get knowledge and skills. It is useful for educational and community purposes.

      www.zwolnienizteorii.pl
       
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      Entrepreneurship Olympiad

      One of the biggest competitions addressed to secondary school students. A dozen thousands of students interested in enterprise, management, and economy from over 1,000 schools all over Poland apply to each round of that Olympiad.

      www.olimpiada.edu.pl
       
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      Discover e-volunteering

      E-volunteering is a volunteering by the Internet. The objective of that competition, held by the Good Network Foundation, is to support the most interesting ideas of social projects based on cooperation with e-volunteers.

      www.e-wolontariat.pl
       
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      My Scholarship

      The biggest in Poland Internet portal that informs about scholarship programs run by associations, foundations, local governments, companies and universities. The portal is managed by the Good Network Foundation.

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      Charity Stars

      A plebiscite held by the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland, awards people who being well recognizable are more effective in helping those in need and in supporting NGOs.

      gwiazdydobroczynnosci.pl
       
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      Civic Leader of the Year

      The objective of that competition run by "Newsweek Polska" is to popularize social activity in Poland and people who are active in work for the good of others. The competition awards initiators and organizers of especially valuable social actions and initiatives.

      spolecznikroku.newsweek.pl
       
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      Benefactor of the Year

      An initiative of the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland of awarding companies that are socially involved and support NGOs inspiring them to act for the benefit of their neighborhood.

      www.dobroczyncaroku.pl
       
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      School with Class 2.0

      The initiative implemented as part of the School with Class which has been carried out since  2002. Its objective is to promote ICT use in learning and teaching. The oraganizers of the initiative are Center for Citizenship Education Fiundation and "Gazeta Wyborcza" daily.

      www.szkolazklasa20.pl
       
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    Zbigniew Brzeziński

    Professor Zbigniew Brzeziński

    The Professor’s visits to Poland – the most important events during the period of his PAFF Board of Directors membership (2000-2017).

     
     
    90th birthday anniversary
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