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    ENGLISH TEACHING
     
    The program is addressed to schools, teachers, local leaders 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 of those teachers – the Ambassadors of the Program – have a chance to implement their own projects. They also promote the program ...
    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: j.kowalczyk@nida.pl

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    English Teaching Educational Support Package
    English Teaching Educational Support Package
    Due to the difficult pandemic situation in Poland which induced certain changes in 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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    The Young Explorers Clubs with Ecsite Award
    The Young Explorers Clubs with Ecsite Award
    One of this year’s three winners of Ecsite award of the European science centers and museums ...
    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 20-th anniversary of the “Learning Schools” Program
    The 20-th anniversary of the “Learning Schools” Program
    On December 10th we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the “Learning Schools” (LES) Program, ...
    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, math, biology and history. The innovative curriculum was developed in cooperation with Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.
    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
     
    Another academic year at the School of Education has started
    Another academic year at the School of Education has started
    “It is going to be a good place and good time. We are a community of thought, we strive for ...
    PROJECTOR - STUDENT VOLUNTEERS
     
    The idea behind this program is to tap into the intellectual potential and energy of university students in order to promote active people and 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
     
    “Edit Distance Knowledge” – the initiative summing up
    “Edit Distance Knowledge” – the initiative summing up
    Student  volunteers active in the “PROJECTOR” Program decided to free parents who work at home ...
    BRIDGE SCHOLARSHIPS
     
    A joint undertaking by NGOs, public institutions 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
     
    Over 1,000 bridge scholarships for students
    Over 1,000 bridge scholarships for students
    Over 1,000 students receive scholarships under the Bridge Scholarships Program this academic ...
    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 activities promoting volunteering.
    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 is on. The project is implemented under ...
    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
     
    New image of ngo.pl portal
    New image of ngo.pl portal
    Clear and understandable, intuitively navigated, with content presented in attractive form, ...
    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, foster developmental aspirations, contribute to building the social capital and in consequence improve the quality of life. The undertaken activities are founded on cooperation of various partners. They respond to specific needs of a given community, improve the quality of life and, in the long ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Academy for the Development of Philantropy 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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    Institutional Support Fund for Act Locally Centers
    Institutional Support Fund for Act Locally Centers
    The “Act Locally” Program has launched institutional support for Act Locally Centers which ...
    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: informational, which is implemented through the website and the blog; promotional, under which the Sector 3.0 Festivals and meetings in the TechClub network are cyclically held; consultative, which lends support through training and consultations provided by ICT Mobile Advisors; ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Information Society Development Foundation
    ul. Kopernika 17, 00-359 Warszawa
    tel.: (48 22) 123 90 20
    Contact person: Dawid Szarański
    mobile: +48 530-69-11-99

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    "Better Living" – the theme of this year’s Sector 3.0 Festival
    "Better Living" – the theme of this year’s Sector 3.0 Festival
    “Better Living”  is the theme of this year’s Sector 3.0 Festival to be held online on May 19. ...
    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. The program, implemented with the use of tutoring method, 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 training sessions and customized support. The offer for the program alumni, aimed at further improvement of their leadership skills, allows them ...
    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
     
    Become a PAFF Leader. Apply now!
    Become a PAFF Leader. Apply now!
    Are you active in a local community where people follow your ideas? Are you the initiator of ...
    PRO PUBLICO BONO
     
    The Competition for the Best Civil Initiative was launched in 1999 by Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek. Since 2000, the Polish-American Freedom Foundation had funded the prizes awarded in the Competition. Under the program, the Foundation presently supports the Bolesław Wierzbiański Competition for local newspapers, and the annual Civic Congress held in Warsaw.
    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 competition results and presenting the ...
    LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
     
    Under the program implemented till April 2015 by the partnership of PAFF and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, almost 4,000 public libraries in municipalities and rural communes with population of up to 20,000 inhabitants had been supported in their transformation into multifunctional centers which provide access to information, culture and education, and at the same time stimulate active citizenship. Presently, the program results are enhanced with activities aimed at development of librarians’ ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

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

    News
     
    Library – A Lot Is Going On! The 11th National Library Congress
    Library – A Lot Is Going On! The 11th National Library Congress
    On December 9, 2020 the 11th National Library Congress was held under the watchword that refers ...
    PAFF LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS
     
    The purpose of the program is to initiate and develop cooperation among beneficiaries of various PAFF programs who establish Local Partnerships and involve 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
     
    Partnership activities at the time of pandemic
    Partnership activities at the time of pandemic
    Alumni of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program who implemented their projects in the period ...
    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 internships, they have an opportunity to learn about Poland’s transformation experience and integration with the European Union.
    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
     
    Lane Kirkland Scholarships for the academic year 2021/22
    Lane Kirkland Scholarships for the academic year 2021/22
    The Polish-American Freedom Foundation and the Leaders of Change Foundation hereby announce ...
    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

    News
     
    Be active in the East! Partnership projects
    Be active in the East! Partnership projects
    The Education for Democracy Foundation and the Polish-American Foundation invite Polish non-governmental ...
    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 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 governments. They ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

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

    News
     
    WEASA 2020 online – a summary
    WEASA 2020 online – a summary
    The 8th round of Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy (WEASA) took place from July 3 to July ...
     
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    • Mobile Advisors respond to the challenges of the times
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    SECTOR 3.0
    Mobile Advisors respond to the challenges of the times
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    SECTOR 3.0
    Mobile Advisors respond to the challenges of the times

    They train, consult, advice. Scattered all over Poland, they have been supporting NGOs for many years because they think it important. I mean the Sector 3.0 Mobile Advisors, a group of volunteers whose work these days is becoming more important than it has ever been. About new challenges, plans for the future and technological condition of Polish NGOs we are talking with Coordinator and co-initiator of Mobile Advisors’ Network Filip Jędruch.

    • You are one of the first Sector 3.0 Mobile Advisors – the network that you set up in 2012. You know its work inside out. Tell me who the Sector 3.0 volunteers are and what they do.

    Mobile Advisors care for civil organizations. They help them solve various technical and technological problems. The range of our specialists and their broad skills allow us to respond to many needs in such areas as marketing and promotion, work organization, organization of work in scattered teams, digital transformation and transfer of services to the Internet, editing of multimedia material, software selection and configuration, social media, or preparing a grant application.

    If you want to adapt your activities to today’s pandemic conditions, edit an attractive video,  create a strategy of your activities promotion on Facebook or obtain an application in a free version for NGOs we will offer you professional assistance and support at every stage of your action.

    We work in the same network and we are guided by the same idea but each of us is different. We are scattered all over Poland and we have various experience. Some of us have always been working for NGOs, others for IT companies, electronic media, culture institutions, still others were teachers or even librarians. For many Mobile Advisors, Sector 3.0 volunteering is also a way of sharing their professional knowledge and experiences gained in their main occupations. Since among us there are expert in marketing, personal branding, graphic designers, IT specialists, journalists; the list of what we offer is really long.

    We work with pleasure and are satisfied that we can see changes. We are glad when even the smallest change is achieved. It is worth emphasizing that all our 80 members are volunteers. We work without any remuneration. We have been offering help for years because we believe it is important what we do.

    • Covid-19 pandemic has left a mark on many areas of life. What is its impact on everyday work of Mobile Advisors?

    The pandemic has obviously restricted some of our activities offline but at the same time it has made us start efforts to improve certain skills of offering online assistance even more. It is also important that we don’t have to persuade people to use new technologies any more. We only have to show them how they should use them best to get the greatest benefit.

    Since the coronavirus has locked us in our houses and restricted our mobility all our training and consulting services are offered online. We started with a series of webinars helping organizations and teachers get digital skills they can use for their work and especially for distance teaching. Next there were 3D printers which we would produce shield masks with under the #DrukarzeDlaSzpitali (Printers for Hospitals) campaign. Many Mobile Advisors started also educational activities in the network, creating ad hoc tutorial channels on YouTube, blogs and fan pages on Facebook where they posted numerous links to helpful network contents and resources.

    We even managed to hold online our traditional congresses that were always organized in Warsaw and helped us improve our competences, activate and integrate. And most encouraging is that if there is energy and well-motivated team, you can do  everything! Undoubtedly, the pandemic is a challenge but we are able to manage even in these conditions. I think that in current situation the Mobile Advisors network proves its usefulness especially well. People need that kind of support when they have to transform their activities and go online.

    • What are your plans for the forthcoming months? How will you meet the needs of local organizations?

    We have Mobile Advisors who specialize in consulting and those who specialize in training. Out of 80 volunteers this year we selected 20 and prepared dedicated training sessions for them so that they can follow the path of effective online meetings even better. First digital workshops for social organizations will start already in December. We are open to all needs indicated by people, so the range of training sessions is very broad.

    Our 20 experts will assist to transfer online those activities that have been carried out offline. The remaining Mobile Advisors will consult online in all hardware, software and other issues. Such technical info-line is very needed in that specific time.

    You mean you are learning how to teach online?

    It is not an easy task to carry out an engaging workshop. That is why we are geared to building skills in sharing knowledge online and designing educational tools. To plan sensible engaging training session it is necessary to be prepared and have some experience Education and engagement are the two words especially important in the Mobile Advisors’ work these days.

    • You are in touch with tens of organizations. Do they need knowledge on digital transformation now more than ever before?

    We receive various signals. Some organizations that not long ago thought they didn’t need technological solutions for their work now start to believe they do. Others, smaller NGOs, think they won’t manage to use new technologies – and that is where we go in. There are also big organizations that have somewhat bigger needs. So we don’t look at those who contact us holistically. We always adjust help we offer to the needs of the individual foundation or association. And what is more important, we are always technologically neutral and thanks to that we try to select suitable tools that will help solve a given problem best.

    • What shall we wish you in the forthcoming New Year?

    My answer will be a bit perverse and paradoxical. I wish the Mobile Advisors that all organizations had such good knowledge and skills that the Mobile Advisors network could cease to exist (laughter).

    And what else? You should wish us to have as much enthusiasm as we have had in our everyday work. Hundreds of people have used the network so far. Everybody knows who they can approach with individual problems. We made friends, we have memories and engagement that join us. Our enthusiasm cannot fade away. Without it we will not be able to work effectively.

    • Thank you for your time, Filip! I wish you a lot of success in your work! And I would like to encourage all those who have read that interview and felt they need some training for themselves or their organization to send their question to the Mobile Advisors right now.

    Filip Jędruch: the coordinator and initiator of Mobile Advisors Network, involved in it since its inception (that is since 2012). A radio journalist, at present a reporter of Radio Gdańsk. Music seeker who hosts DŹWIĘKBRZDĘK podcast. He has been active in Tczew Generations Foundation. He also gives instruction, consults and engages in NGOs at Pomerania. An enthusiast of pop culture. In his leisure time he reads and writes.

    Source: the "Sector 3.0" Program
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Information Society Development Foundation
    ul. Kopernika 17, 00-359 Warszawa
    tel.: (48 22) 123 90 20
    Contact person: Dawid Szarański
    mobile: +48 530-69-11-99

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