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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

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    16th English Teaching Market
    16th English Teaching Market
    The main objectives of English Teaching Market educational ...
    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

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    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

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    The Polish-American Principal Academy 2018
    The Polish-American Principal Academy 2018
    The Polish-American Principal Academy is an annual ...
    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
     
    School of Education has started its third year
    School of Education has started its third year
    The inauguration ceremony on August 20, 2018 was attended ...
    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

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    “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

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    Bridge scholarships for over one 1,000 students
    Bridge scholarships for over one 1,000 students
    Over 1,000 students and doctoral students are receiving ...
    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

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    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

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    New image of ngo.pl portal
    New image of ngo.pl portal
    Clear and understandable, intuitively navigated, with ...
    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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    Ukrainian NGOs visited Poland
    Ukrainian NGOs visited Poland
    On September 17-21, 2018, the Polish-American Freedom ...
    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 technologie.ngo.pl portal; 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 ICT Mobile ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

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

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    European Digital Skills confers “Sector 3.0” with a honorable mention
    European Digital Skills confers “Sector 3.0” with a honorable mention
    The “Sector 3.0” Program won a honorable mention at ...
    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

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    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
     
    The “Pro Publico Bono” Competition for the Best Civil Initiative was launched in 1999 by Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek. Since 2000, the Polish-American Freedom Foundation has funded the prizes awarded in the Competition.
    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
     
    “Bravo, We! Bravo, You!”
    “Bravo, We! Bravo, You!”
    On November 15-16, 2018, the 9th Polish Library Congress ...
    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

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    How to build a local partnership effectively
    How to build a local partnership effectively
    In October, a series of workshops attended by representatives ...
    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

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    Kirklanders met in Poznań
    Kirklanders met in Poznań
    The participants of 19th round of Lane Kirkland Scholarship ...
    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
    e-mail: rita@fed.org.pl

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    Ambassadors of Transition in the Region met in Łódź
    Ambassadors of Transition in the Region met in Łódź
    The representatives of non-governmental organizations ...
    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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    Inauguration of the 6th round of Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy
    Inauguration of the 6th round of Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy
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    • Inauguration of the 6th round of “PAFF Local Partnerships”
    • Inauguration of the 6th round of “PAFF Local Partnerships”
    • Inauguration of the 6th round of “PAFF Local Partnerships”
    • Inauguration of the 6th round of “PAFF Local Partnerships”
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    PAFF LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS
    Inauguration of the 6th round of “PAFF Local Partnerships”
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    PAFF LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS
    Inauguration of the 6th round of “PAFF Local Partnerships”

    The total amount of grants for seven new PAFF Local Partnerships and three new start-up projects established in the 6th round of the program is almost PLN 600,000. Their representatives received symbolic checks during the Common Good Seminar in Warsaw on September 24.

    The event was also attended by the Common Good Lab Animators and participants of the former round.

    The guests were welcomed by Grzegorz Jędrys, Head of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation Representative Office in Poland, Joanna Lempart, PAFF Program Director and Paweł Łukasiak, President of the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland. Grzegorz Jędrys congratulated new partnerships on their participation in that prestigious program which PAFF Local Partnerships is combining the resources and experience of various initiatives and undertakings carried out by the Foundation, while Joanna Lempart emphasized the significance of a multi-stage recruitment process, including six-week-long intense tutoring, among other things. Paweł Łukasiak in his address told about importance of the local communities animation method based on the common good, which is applied in the program for building partnerships. Next the symbolic checks were handed over to the new partnerships, and then each of the awarded projects was presented.

    Grants in the amount of PLN 75,000 for implementation of partnership projects were awarded to:

    1. On a Municipal Trail with a Hopper; the Initiative Group: Cieszyn Creative Youth Association (Act Locally), Grażyna Krehut (PAFF Leaders), Association of Zamarski Friends, Hażle commune, Śląskie Province;
    2. Future, People, Animation, Life, Atmosphere (Polish abbr. PLAŻA – BEACH), the Initiative Group: Library – Lubiewo Commune Culture and Promotion Center (Equal Opportunities), Monika Januszewska (PAFF Leaders), Elementary School in Lubniewo (Learning School), Lubniewo commune, Pomorskie Province;
    3. The Train to Tradition, the Initiative Group: the Municipal Public Library in Chrzanów, No 6 Elementary School in Chrzanów (Learning School), Third Age University Association in Chrzanów (Seniors in Action), Chrzanów municipality, Małopolskie Province;
    4. Culture Square, the Initiative Group: Fundus Glacensis Association(Equal Opportunities), the Municipal Public Library (Library Development Program), Iwona Mikołajek (NTL Mobile Advisor, Kudowa-Zdrój municipality, Dolnośląskie Province;
    5. A-R-M Square – We Act-Rest-Motivate, the Initiative Group: Arkady Fiedler Krotoszyn Public Library in Krotoszyn (Library Development Program), John Paul II No. 3 Secondary Schools Complex (Learning School), TAU Association (Seniors in Action), Krotoszyn municipality, Wielkopolskie Province;
    6. Beyond the Fences – a Renovation and a Chance for Rzeczniów!, the Initiative Group: Create, Educate, Develop Association (Seniors in Action), Municipal and District Public Library in Rzeczniów (Library Development Program and Equal Opportunities), Justyna Niedziela-Gawlik (PAFF Leaders), Rzeczniów commune,  Mazowieckie Province;
    7. Warmia Stop, the Initiative Group: Warmia Corner Local Action Group (Act Locally, RITA), Municipal Public Library in Dywity (Library Development Program), M. Z. Malewska Elementary School in Dywity (English Teaching), Dywity and Dobre Miasto municipalities, Warmińsko-Mazurskie Province;

    The grants of PLN 20,000 were received by the following three start-ups:

    1. It’s Good to Have a Neighbor – Oleśno and Kluczbork Inspirations, the Initiative Group: Third Age University Association in Oleśno (Seniors in Action), Municipal Culture Center (Equal Opportunities) Public elementary School in Wojciechów (Learning School), Stobrawa Valley Local Action Group (Act Locally), Olesno and Kluczbork municipalities, Opolskie Province; 
    2. We Are Getting Rooted, the Initiative Group: Lady Sue Ryder Non-Public Elementary School in Wola Batorska (English Teaching), St. Kinga Commune Preschool in Podłęże (Learning School), School of Dialogue Foundation (RITA), Niepołomice municipality, Małopolskie Province;
    3. True or fake news…, the Initiative Group: Let’s Act Together Bukowiec Village Association (Equal Opportunities), Gabriela Góra (PAFF Leaders), Międzyrzec Culture Center (Library Development Program), Elementary School in Bukowiec (Learning School), the Voluntary Fire Brigade in Bukowiec (Equal Opportunities), Międzyrzec municipality, Lubuskie Province.

    Following the short break, Grzegorz Nawrocki conducted a panel on various dimensions of common good, participated by representatives of Warka, Szadka, and Złotoryja partnerships. That was an opportunity to share experiences gained in project implementation by new partnerships. The conversation was on subjects critical for building sustainable partnerships, such as obstacles that may be faced by organizations setting up a partnership, important role of mutual respect in cooperation, and importance of continuous motivating the participants and changes taking place in the community. “We need time, perseverance and consequence if we want to see a long-term change”, said Małgorzata Dąbrowska, a representative of the “Fruit of Our Passion” project implemented in Warka. In turn, Julia Jankowska representing the Volcano Center of Activity summed up the project implemented in Złotoryja as follows: “The grant awarded by PAFF for a partnership project helps to start, and then everything just goes on driven by local community energy.”

    Next, the issue of planning activities in the common social space were discussed. Krzysztof Herman, the landscape architect of Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, on the basis of examples of Polish and American towns and cities told about public space designing and programming so that if did all functions important for its users and facilitated community integration.

    During the last part of the meeting the participants were divided into two groups. The new Partnerships attended the meeting with Emilia Dmochowska, the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program Coordinator and Tomasz Bruski, the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland Finance Director, who informed new partnerships and start-ups about the rules of cooperation. Then, Weronika Chrapońska-Chmielewska, the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland Specialist for Promotion and Communication presented the rules of Program promotion. At the same time, the second group, that is the Common Good Lab Animators and the participants of the 5th round of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program, took part in Dorota Kostowska’s workshop on public speaking.

    At the end of September the initiative groups will start their actions for common good, which undelay their partnerships. They will build Culture Square in Kudowa-Zdrój and the A-R-M Square in Krotoszyn, Hopper’s Trail in Hażle commune and Fablok Trail in Chrzanów, while residents of Rzeczniów will gain new common space “Beyond the Fences”, and the beach at Lubiewo commune, and the building of old school in Dywity will be revived. Furthermore, thanks to the start-up grants Olesno and Kluczbork municipalities will develop the Stobrava Valley, historical and nature trails will be built in Niepołomice Forest, and a Local TV will broadcast in Międzyrzecze.

    The objective of “PAFF Local Partnerships” is initiating and development of various PAFF programs participants’ cooperation aimed at establishing partnerships for implementation of programs important for local communities The program is managed by the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland.

    Under the current, 6th round, 7 partnerships and 3 start-ups for common goods were established in 12 municipalities and communes. Over six rounds of the program, a total of 45 partnerships were established in 97 communes, with participation of over 600 partners.

    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

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