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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. The program’s rich offer contributes to the professional development of English teachers who are working in small localities.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Nidzica Development Foundation “NIDA”
    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

    englishteaching.org.pl

     

    News
     
    The English Teaching Tutoring – be a volunteer tutor!
    The English Teaching Tutoring – be a volunteer tutor!
    An offer for students and other people ready to devote their time, energy and knowledge to ...
    EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
     
    This is 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 regular grant competitions as well as training and regional forums enabling the exchange of experiences between NGOs and other entities involved in projects related to education and training of children and youth.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Civis Polonus Foundation
    Bagatela 10 St., Ap. 36, 00-585 warsaw
    tel. +48 509 725 536; (48 22) 827 52 49
    e-mail: fundacja@civispolonus.org.pl

    rownacszanse.pl

     

    News
     
    Ready for the Future. Debate on the challenges faced by youth
    Ready for the Future. Debate on the challenges faced by youth
    It’s already for the third time that the “Equal Opportunities” program initiated probably as ...
    LEARNING SCHOOLS (LES)
     
    The purpose of this program is to improve the quality of Polish education using the best foreign models and domestic experiences. Its objective is to improve teaching and assessment methods and comprehensive school development based on cooperation of teaching staff members. Schools develop new solutions and share their best practices. The program includes post-graduate studies for school principals as well as interactive Internet courses for teachers. Particular emphasis is placed on schools in rural ...
    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

    The School with Class Foundation ("School with Class")
    19 Śniadeckich St., 00-654 Warsaw
    tel. (48) 518 287 625
    e-mail: fundacja@szkolazklasa.org.pl

    sus.ceo.org.pl

     

    News
     
    The “LES” Summer School for Directors
    The “LES” Summer School for Directors
    In the beginning of July, while students and teachers were enjoying their summer holidays, ...
    PAFF AND UW SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
     
    The objective of the program, implemented jointly with the University of Warsaw (UW), is to prepare candidates for the teaching profession. This one-year postgraduate, full-time study is addressed to graduates of MA/MSc studies in Polish language, math, biology and history. The innovative curriculum was developed in cooperation with Columbia University Teachers College in New York. The PAFF and UW School of Education also conducts training sessions, seminars and e-learning courses for in-service ...
    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

    szkolaedukacji.pl

     

    News
     
    The objective: teacher’s effectiveness. New year at the School of Education
    The objective: teacher’s effectiveness. New year at the School of Education
    ‘The feeling of agency and effectiveness determines the level of teachers’ happiness. We will ...
    PROJECTOR - STUDENT VOLUNTEERS
     
    The idea is to tap into the intellectual potential and energy of university students in order to promote equal educational opportunities for children and youth from small localities as well as activating the volunteers’ social involvement. This is achieved by having groups of student-volunteers carry out educational projects at schools and other institutions.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Educational Enterprise Foundation
    ul. Marii Curie Skłodowskiej 3/2.32
    20-029 Lublin
    e-mail: biuro@projektor.org.pl
    tel: +48 507 703 240

    www.projektor.org.pl

     

    News
     
    You can learn critical thinking from your child
    You can learn critical thinking from your child
    Critical thinking is necessary to understand dynamics and complexity of the current world. ...
    BRIDGE SCHOLARSHIPS
     
    A joint undertaking by NGOs, public institutions and firms is addressed to secondary school graduates from rural areas and small towns. The program enables them to receive scholarships for their first year of academic study. It opens the recipients a door to further assistance within the Top Student competition, language scholarships, doctoral scholarships as well as foreign internships.
    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

    www.stypendia-pomostowe.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
     
    Bridge Scholarships – a bridge to the better future
    Bridge Scholarships – a bridge to the better future
    High school-leavers coming from small towns or villages and low-income families may apply for ...
    THIRD AGE UNIVERSITIES (TAU)
     
    The objective of this program is to unleash the social energy of senior citizens. It is carried out at two levels: the “Seniors in Action” grant competition, under which senior citizens come up with ideas and carry out projects for the benefit of their local communities and intergenerational integration, as well as support for the Third Age Universities by providing them with training opportunities and mini-grants for cyclical activities that promotes TAU students’ 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

    seniorzywakcji.pl

     

    News
     
    Seniors again in action! Enrollment to the grant competition is on
    Seniors again in action! Enrollment to the grant competition is on
    The enrollment to the 17th round of competition supporting activity of seniors and promoting ...
    SUPPORT FOR NGOS
     
    An information and support system for Polish NGOs and civic initiatives. It includes the Non-Governmental Organizations’ Portal ngo.pl, the free Infoline 801-646-719, a database of organizations and institutions, as well as the “Third Sector” quarterly. The program also offers training, counseling and publications on NGO management (“FIMANGO”, “PROMENGO” and the Kursodrom.pl). It also supports non-governmental organizations with information and advocacy efforts designed to help them effectively obtain ...
    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
     
    Grant competitions organized by the network of Act Locally Centers (ALC) lend support to many different initiatives of non-governmental organizations and informal groups that activate communities of villages and small towns, serving their developmental aspirations. The activities involve cooperation of various partners and all respond to the specific needs of their local communities. As a result, they contribute to the building of social capital and the overall improvement of the quality of life. ...
    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

    dzialajlokalnie.pl

    News
     
    Training sessions for Act Locally Centers Network. Report
    Training sessions for Act Locally Centers Network. Report
    A series of training sessions for Act Locally Centers Network took place from February 27 to ...
    SECTOR 3.0
     
    The aim is to broaden the knowledge and skills of non-governmental organizations’ employees and activists in the practical use of modern information and communication technologies (ICT). The program comprises several components: informational (website, VOD, and blog), promotional (Sector 3.0 Festivals), advisory (ICT Mobile Advisors network and e-learning), and financial (Innovation Fund).
    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

    sektor3-0.pl

     

    News
     
    Meeting with the Winners of PAFF Sector 3.0 Prize
    Meeting with the Winners of PAFF Sector 3.0 Prize
    Barbara Boryczka and Joanna Milczarek of the Association of Little Brothers of the Poor  visited ...
    PAFF LEADERS
     
    This undertaking is primarily addressed to active participants of various PAFF programs, supporting development of the local leaders’ skills and qualifications necessary to work effectively for the benefit of their communities. The program uses the tutoring method; placing a tutor with a leader for a protracted length of time. Program alumni are encouraged to participate in workshops, study visits to Poland and other countries, and meetings with public figures.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    Zbigniew Pełczyński 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

    liderzy.pl

     

    News
     
    Monika Horna-Cieślak was a guest of PAFF Leaders congress
    Monika Horna-Cieślak was a guest of PAFF Leaders congress
    “I can see in you a lot of energy, sensitivity, and willingness to change the world,” the Child ...
    PRO PUBLICO BONO
     
    Under the program, PAFF currently supports the Bolesław Wierzbiański Award for local newspapers, offers training for local media journalists under the “Media Forum. Local Development” project, and organizes the annual Civic Congress in Warsaw.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Local Press Association (The Bolesław Wierzbiański Award)

    The Media Forum Foundation (“Media Forum. Local Development”)

    The Institute for Market Economics (Civic Congress)

    The Pro Publico Bono Competition Foundation (2000-2014)

     

    News
     
    Local media journalists met at the PAFF Head Office
    Local media journalists met at the PAFF Head Office
    Digital transformation of a title, local portal subscriptions, interventional journalism, and ...
    LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
     
    From 2009 to 2015, thanks to the partnership of PAFF with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 3,808 public libraries in municipalities and rural communes with population of up to 20,000 inhabitants had been supported. They have become modern multifunctional centers which provide access to information, culture and education. From 2021 to 2023, the program reached over 400 new libraries. One of our methods for consolidating program outcomes is to increase the digital competencies of librarians and ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

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

    biblioteki.org

     

    News
     
    How do libraries help? The 14th Library Congress
    How do libraries help? The 14th Library Congress
    How Can I Help? Was the slogan of this year’s 14th National Library Congress, that took place ...
    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 in the implementing partnership projects responding to diagnosed local community needs. Their activities, using the method of animating local communities worked out in the program, contribute to the consolidation of social capital.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

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

    www.lokalnepartnerstwa.org.pl

     

    News
     
    PAFF Local Partnerships place importance on cooperation
    PAFF Local Partnerships place importance on cooperation
    Almost 50 participants representing PAFF Local Partnerships established all over Poland attended ...
    GREEN LEADER
     
    The program supports local leaders who want to gain knowledge and competencies in conducting actions aimed at protecting the environment in their local communities and dealing with climate change, as well as effectively obtaining EU funds for implementation of their initiatives.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Sendzimir Foundation
    46a Mokotowska St., Ap. 25
    00-543 Warszawa

    zielonylider.org

    tel. +48 663 202 050

    Contact person:
    Maria Wiśnicka
    Project Coordinator

     

    News
     
    25th round of the Competition for the Benefactor of the Year
    25th round of the Competition for the Benefactor of the Year
    “Do good all year round” – that slogan has accompanied socially responsible companies for the ...
    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 professional internships, scholars have an opportunity to learn about Poland’s transformation experience and integration with the European Union. The offer includes one-semester courses for academics.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

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

    kirkland.edu.pl

     

    News
     
    Warsaw hosted this-year’s Kirklanders
    Warsaw hosted this-year’s Kirklanders
    The meeting of Kirkland Program scholarship holders in Warsaw is a permanent event held for ...
    REGION IN TRANSITION (RITA)
     
    The program supports initiatives of Polish non-governmental organizations aimed at sharing various aspects Poland’s experience in transformation This is implemented in cooperation with partners in Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia. The program offers grants, training opportunities and experts’ support, as well as assistance in establishing cooperation with foreign partners.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Education for Democracy Foundation
    9/11 Nowolipie St., 00-150 Warsaw
    e-mail: rita@fed.org.pl

    programrita.org

     

    News
     
    “Support for Ukraine” – a fast RITA grant path
    “Support for Ukraine” – a fast RITA grant path
    The Polish-American Freedom Foundation and the Education for Democracy Foundation invite Polish ...
    STUDY TOURS TO POLAND (STP)
     
    These study visits, implemented since 2004, are to show the realities of Poland and the EU to active citizens of East European, South Caucasus and Central Asia countries. The participants are university student leaders from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Moldova as well as professionals from countries of the Region. Under the program the Foundation supports the Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy (WEASA) addressed to experts coming from Eastern Partnership countries.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

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

    studytours.pl

    News
     
    “Study Tours to Poland” for students from Ukraine and Moldova
    “Study Tours to Poland” for students from Ukraine and Moldova
    Recruitment for study tours for students to be held in October and November 2023 is on. We ...
    SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE
     
    A special program launched by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation in response to the war in Ukraine is addressed to Polish NGOs helping the civilian population in Ukraine as well as war refugees coming to Poland.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Education for Democracy Foundation
    ul. Nowolipie 9/11, 00-150 Warszawa
    e-mail: ukraina@fed.org.pl

    Contacts persons:
    Sylwia Gajownik, the Education for Democracy Foundation, Tel. +48 535 854 424
    Agnieszka Świeczka, the Education for Democracy Foundation, Tel. +48 605 787 757

    fed.org.pl/wspieramy-ukraine

     

    News
     
    Over PLN 1.6 million for intervention projects
    Over PLN 1.6 million for intervention projects
    Under “Support for Ukraine”, the new program of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, 59 ...
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    Bridge Scholarships
    Bridge Scholarships
    A joint undertaking by NGOs, public institutions and firms is addressed to secondary school graduates from rural areas and small towns. The program enables them to receive scholarships for their first ...
    PROJECTOR - Student Volunteers
    PROJECTOR – Student Volunteers
    The idea is to tap into the intellectual potential and energy of university students in order to promote equal educational opportunities for children and youth from small localities as well as activating ...
    PAFF and UW School of Education
    PAFF and UW School of Education
    The objective of the program, implemented jointly with the University of Warsaw (UW), is to prepare candidates for the teaching profession. This one-year postgraduate, full-time study is addressed to graduates ...
    Learning Schools (LES)
    Learning Schools (LES)
    The purpose of this program is to improve the quality of Polish education using the best foreign models and domestic experiences. Its objective is to improve teaching and assessment methods and comprehensive ...
    Equal Opportunities
    Equal Opportunities
    This is 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 ...
    English Teaching
    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 ...
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    Seniors again in action! Enrollment to the grant competition is on
    Seniors again in action! Enrollment to the grant competition is on
    The enrollment to the 17th round of competition supporting activity of seniors and promoting intergenerational cooperation is on until May 6. Do you have an idea of how to respond to a social problem? ...
    Grants for the young people’s projects
    Grants for the young people’s projects
    Even PLN 12,000 for implementation of a five-month-long project that develops social and emotional competence of young people living in small towns and villages. Applications are accepted by February 26, ...
    Bridge Scholarships handed over. Report from the event
    Bridge Scholarships handed over. Report from the event
    Almost 770 students received scholarships under the Bridge Scholarships Program this year; and nearly 500 of these scholarships are for the 1st year of university courses. The ceremonious opening of the ...
    Ready for the Future. Debate on the challenges faced by youth
    Ready for the Future. Debate on the challenges faced by youth
    It’s already for the third time that the “Equal Opportunities” program initiated probably as the only one in Poland the Ready for the Future debate on problems and challenges faced by young people entering ...
    The objective: teacher’s effectiveness. New year at the School of Education
    The objective: teacher’s effectiveness. New year at the School of Education
    ‘The feeling of agency and effectiveness determines the level of teachers’ happiness. We will give you these powers’ – that was the promise students of the academic year 2023/24 heard at the School of ...
    Summer break with “PROJECTOR”. Educational workshops
    Summer break with “PROJECTOR”. Educational workshops
    It’s full summer!  And that means that “PROJECTOR” volunteers conduct summer classes for children in villages and small towns all over Poland. This year students carry out classes in two program’s paths ...
    Summing up of the 18th round of “PROJECTOR”
    Summing up of the 18th round of “PROJECTOR”
    They travel thousands of kilometers every day to reach the smallest localities in Poland with their developmental classes for children. We speak about the volunteers of the “PROJECTOR – Student Volunteers” ...
    The “LES” Summer School for Directors
    The “LES” Summer School for Directors
    In the beginning of July, while students and teachers were enjoying their summer holidays, school directors attended their annual Summer School for Directors organized under the “Learning Schools” program ...
    School of Education graduates summed up the academic year
    School of Education graduates summed up the academic year
    Are teachers necessary? No, if their only task is to “transfer knowledge”. A good and needed teacher develops sensitivity, builds relations, helps to name emotions, teaches critical thinking, awards the ...
    Janusz Korczak Award for the “Equal Opportunities” program
    Janusz Korczak Award for the “Equal Opportunities” program
    “Janusz Korczak Award is especially valuable for us, as it promotes ideas we value very high: support for young people’s subjectivity and rights as well as creation of environments that are friendly to ...
    Join the PAFF and UW School of Education
    Join the PAFF and UW School of Education
    "The most important element of the system of education are professional, empathetic, and inspiring teachers. We want to train such teachers and we know how to do that,’ director of School of Education ...
    The English Teaching Tutoring – be a volunteer tutor!
    The English Teaching Tutoring – be a volunteer tutor!
    An offer for students and other people ready to devote their time, energy and knowledge to become a kind of big brother/sister for children and offer them support in learning English.
    Between Research And the School Community
    Between Research And the School Community
    Two days, four plenary lectures, 80 participants representing the biggest academic centers in Poland, presentation of over twenty projects and analyses. On November 17 and 18 the academic conference on ...
    Jump into the education ocean. We will watch over you
    Jump into the education ocean. We will watch over you
    “You are special because you are guided by the idea of a good school”, the students of the School of Education heard during the ceremony of opening the 2022/2023 academic year. It is already the seventh ...
    Anniversary of the “Projector” – 17 years of student volunteering
    Anniversary of the “Projector” – 17 years of student volunteering
    The "Projector": 17 years – hundreds of stories was the watchword of the “Projector – Student Volunteers” program anniversary celebrations that took place in Lublin on July 15 and 16. The guests included ...
    The Summer School for Learning Schools Directors
    The Summer School for Learning Schools Directors
    A group of 120 people managing educational institutions all over Poland participated in a two-day meeting aimed at sharing experience. This year’s Summer School for Learning Schools Directors organized ...
    English Teaching Market 2022
    English Teaching Market 2022
    After a two-year break due to COVID-19 pandemic,  English teachers from village and small town schools  met at the 18th English Teaching Market conference in Stare Jabłonki near Ostróda.
    Bridge Scholarships for the 1st year university course – apply now!
    Bridge Scholarships for the 1st year university course – apply now!
    450 scholarships for the 1st year of studies are awaiting apt, ambitious students who come from villages and small towns, from low-income families, are leaving secondary school and starting their full-time ...
    The School of Education graduates got their diplomas
    The School of Education graduates got their diplomas
    The PAFF and UW School of Education has completed its 6th academic year – the diplomas were received by 26 teachers of four paths of education: Polish studies, mathematics, history and social sciences, ...
    “Projector – Student Volunteers” supports Ukrainian children
    “Projector – Student Volunteers” supports Ukrainian children
    Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine more than 2 million Ukrainian refugees have come to Poland. Among them there may be as many as 700,000 children, according to the Ministry of Education, ...
    PAFF and its partners for education of children and teenagers from Ukraine
    PAFF and its partners for education of children and teenagers from Ukraine
    As the war in Ukraine escalates hundreds of thousands of refugees are coming to Poland. The majority of them are children and teens. Their education is one of the key challenges Polish schools are facing. ...
    “Equal Opportunities” – the “Large Grants” Competition
    “Equal Opportunities” – the “Large Grants” Competition
    Up to PLN 40,000 for a project implemented over the period of 12 months developing social and emotional competences in young people from villages and small towns. Applications deadline is on March 15, ...
    English Teaching Activities – training and grants
    English Teaching Activities – training and grants
    Are you an English teacher or a local leader? Do you have an idea of a language project you would like to carry out in your community? Do you want to participate in interesting training sessions? That ...
    The Bridge Scholarships Program – a jubilee round
    The Bridge Scholarships Program – a jubilee round
    On December 14, 2021, the 20th round of the Bridge Scholarships Program was inaugurated. Together with our Partners, Scholarship holders and a group of Friends of the program, we celebrated the jubilee ...
    The “Learning Schools” helps to learn
    The “Learning Schools” helps to learn
    At the end of November the “Help to learn! From feedback to deep learning” conference was held under the “Learning School” (LES) Program. Teachers, school directors and experts presented their methods ...
    Andrew Nagorski at the School of Education
    Andrew Nagorski at the School of Education
    How can experience gained at the PAFF and UW School of Education be used in the first years of teaching? That was one of the topics discussed by Chairman of Polish-American Freedom Foundation Board of ...
    2021/22 academic year at the School of Education has started
    2021/22 academic year at the School of Education has started
    Another academic year has been opened at the School of Education. Over next ten months future Polish, history and social studies, math and biology teachers will be improving their teaching skills.
    The Summer School for “LES” Directors
    The Summer School for “LES” Directors
    Almost 120 participants – directors and vice directors of schools involved in the “Learning Schools” (LES) Program, as well as team members and experts – attended an event in Falenty near Warsaw on July ...
    Invitation to the On-line Teachers Academy
    Invitation to the On-line Teachers Academy
    Under the “Learning Schools” (LES) Program teachers from all over Poland can participate in On-line Teachers Academy (N@I) courses designed especially for them. The courses will help them improve effectiveness ...
    “Equal Opportunities” with new a Program Manager
    “Equal Opportunities” with new a Program Manager
    As a result of agreement concluded by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, the Polish Children and Youth Foundation, and the Civis Polonus Foundation on February 26, 2021, the Civis Polonus Foundation ...
    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, the joint initiative of PAFF and the Center for Citizenship Education Foundation in which 5,000 schools and ...
    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 is Young Explorers Clubs program run by Copernicus Science Center.
    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 change and development of a teacher,” Prof. Jolanta Sujecka-Zając said in her address given at the academic year ...
    “Equal Opportunities” – the Regional Grant Competition will soon be on
    “Equal Opportunities” – the Regional Grant Competition will soon be on
    Applications to the Regional Grant Competition of the “Equal Opportunities 2020” Program can be submitted from August 4. Eligible to apply are local NGOs, cultural centers , libraries and informal groups ...
    PAFF and UW School of Education graduates received their diplomas
    PAFF and UW School of Education graduates received their diplomas
    The School of Education of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation and the University of Warsaw ended its fourth academic year on Thursday. Twenty-five teachers of Polish Studies, History, Mathematics, ...
    “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 during the pandemic and at the same time take care of their children from part of their duties. That was the ...
    Spread your wings with the School of Education
    Spread your wings with the School of Education
    Do you dream about teaching young people but you don’t have a teaching license or sufficient experience? Or maybe you are a teacher and want to improve your teaching skills? Start a free postgraduate course ...
    They are 3D printing – and counteracting the pandemic
    They are 3D printing – and counteracting the pandemic
    An excellent example of how some of the projects implemented as part of PAFF programs during the time of pandemic proved helpful can be an initiative taken up by “Pawłoszewo in 3D”? Why Not? group of young ...
    Give a chance for a Diploma of Dreams!
    Give a chance for a Diploma of Dreams!
    The Diploma of Dreams competition held for local NGOs and informal groups willing to participate in the Bridge Scholarships Program has started. If you want to support apt yet of limited means secondary ...
    English Teaching Educational Support Package
    English Teaching Educational Support Package
    Due to the difficult pandemic situation in Poland which induced certain changes in educational system, the Nidzica Development Foundation “NIDA”, manager of the “English Teaching” Program, has prepared ...
    How NGOs support distance learning
    How NGOs support distance learning
    Polish educational system has faced a challenge related to COVID-19 pandemic and closure of all schools and educational institutions. School directors, teachers, students and their parents ask themselves ...
    Bridge Scholarships – for dream studies
    Bridge Scholarships – for dream studies
    Over thousand students and PhD students are receiving financial support under the Bridge Scholarships Program over this academic year. That number includes over 600 people getting support for their first-year ...
    Meeting with history. Andrew Nagorski at the School of Education
    Meeting with history. Andrew Nagorski at the School of Education
    “A historian should react. They should give a broader perspective and counteract seeing the world black and white, which makes a substantive discussion impossible,”  American journalist and writer Andrew ...
    Teacher training – challenge and involvement
    Teacher training – challenge and involvement
    How should professional teacher training look like? What does the shaping of teacher’s reflective attitude consists in? Can anybody be taught math and writing good texts? You can find answers to those ...
    LES Education Leaders Academy conference is over
    LES Education Leaders Academy conference is over
    Prof. Andrzej Blikle and representatives of Youth Climate Strike were the guests of the Learning School Education Leaders Academy conference held in Warsaw on November 7-8, 2019.
    Book sharing is like vitamins
    Book sharing is like vitamins
    “Reading to the youngest children is not only about reading as such, but also about interaction and book sharing. It has immense impact on the child’s brain development,” said Prof.  Barry Zuckerman, an ...
    I read with comprehension – I think logically
    I read with comprehension – I think logically
    That is the slogan of the First Class Teacher conference that was held in Warsaw on October 2, 2019. The conference was organized by the School with Class Foundation and the Center for Citizenship Education, ...
    Full steam ahead towards new adventure!
    Full steam ahead towards new adventure!
     “You are on an adventure, but the one that is excellently planned,” the Director of the School of Education said speaking to our new students – graduates of History, Biology, Polish Studies, and Mathematics ...
    Graduates of the third course at the School of Education received diplomas
    Graduates of the third course at the School of Education received diplomas
    The ceremony of the end of 2018/19 academic year at the Polish-American Freedom Foundation and University of Warsaw School of Education was held in Warsaw on June 18, 2019. Diplomas were presented to the ...
    PAFF programs at the conference on educational challenges
    PAFF programs at the conference on educational challenges
    “Learning Schools”, PAFF and UW School of Education, and “English Teaching” are the programs the Polish-American Freedom Foundation presented at the Quality Teachers and Quality Teacher Education – Research, ...
    The School of Education has a new offer for teachers
    The School of Education has a new offer for teachers
    Polish, math, biology and history teachers have a chance to start the only in Poland full-time postgraduate course in teaching and psychological and pedagogical competences. Studying at School of Education ...
    Members of the Board of Directors visited the School of Education
    Members of the Board of Directors visited the School of Education
    How to teach methods of working with young people? What didactic tools are offered by the School of Education so that teachers could not only effectively implement the curriculum but also inspire their ...
    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 financial support from the Bridge Scholarships Program this year. Six hundred of them are first-year students. The meeting opening 17th round of ...
    The Polish-American Principal Academy 2018
    The Polish-American Principal Academy 2018
    The Polish-American Principal Academy is an annual meeting of principals and vice principals of schools participating in the “Learning Schools” (LES) Program with the team of coordinators and LES Lab and ...
    I discover, think, and code
    I discover, think, and code
    Teaching sciences was the main subject of the “First Class Teacher” Program conference held at the PAFF and UW School of Education on October 3, 2018. The event was attended by over 130 early childhood ...
    17th round of School with Class 2.0
    17th round of School with Class 2.0
    We would like to invite you to take part in the new round of School with Class 2.0, which this year is held under the Take School in Your Own Hands slogan. The initiative is addressed to schools - teachers, ...
    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 by the students and the staff of School of Education, as well as representatives of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation and University of Warsaw.
    Second year of students graduated from the School of Education
    Second year of students graduated from the School of Education
    “I want to be authentic as a teacher. Acceptance, empathy, understanding, student subjectivity, art of communication – these are the pillars our philosophy of teaching shall be based on,” said Marcin Waincetel, ...
    “OK Notebook” – “LES” Conference For School Principals
    “OK Notebook” – “LES” Conference For School Principals
    School principals from all over Poland participated in the All-Poland “Learning Schools” Conference that took place in Royal Castle in Warsaw on June 12. The theme of this-year’s meeting was “OK Notebook” ...
    8th All-Poland School with Class Festival
    8th All-Poland School with Class Festival
    Almost 200 people from all over Poland – teachers, experts and, first of all, students took part in the 8th All-Poland School with Class 2.0 Festival that was held in Warsaw  on June 8 and 9.
    We know the best students in management
    We know the best students in management
    Students of economics and management  from universities all over Poland contested in Enterprise, Finance, Management competition held in Łódź on May 17-19. The winner was the team of Cracow University ...
    Experts debated on education
    Experts debated on education
    On May 9 and 10, the Annual Joint Seminar on Educational Research was held at University of Warsaw. The seminar was attended by experts of UW and Indiana University Bloomington, who presented results of ...
    “PROJECTOR” and PHA extend horizons
    “PROJECTOR” and PHA extend horizons
    The Polish Humanitarian Action volunteers will use the opportunities offered by the “PROJECTOR” and give lectures on global education at schools all over Poland. They will teach how to help wisely, what ...
    The winner of Entrepreneurship Olympiad 13th round announced
    The winner of Entrepreneurship Olympiad 13th round announced
    13th round of the Olympiad was won by Wiktor Skowroński, a student of Non-public General Senior High School No. 40 in Warsaw. The central-level competition took place at Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw ...
    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 ...
    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 ...
    Bridge Scholarships are 15 years old
    Bridge Scholarships are 15 years old
    Over 15,500 scholarship holders and over 21, 000 scholarships for university courses for young people coming from small towns and villages and low-income families – these are the effects of 15 years of ...
    New academic year at the PAFF and UW School of Education
    New academic year at the PAFF and UW School of Education
    On August 21, 2017, the ceremony of 2017/18 academic year inauguration was held at the PAFF and UW School of Education. The School prepares graduates of Polish studies and mathematics to be professional ...
    End of the first year at the PAFF and UW School of Education
    End of the first year at the PAFF and UW School of Education
    The first academic year at the PAFF and UW School of Education has ended. Over the year, the students were learning how to be ever better teachers and educators and what methods of teaching they can use. ...
    Jerzy Koźmiński
    Jubilee “English Teaching Market”
    “The key factor that was decisive for the “English Teaching” program success is the involvement of teachers who participate in it and at the same time co-create it,” said Jerzy Koźmiński, the PAFF President ...
    “PROJECTOR – Student Volunteers” has a new Program Manager
    “PROJECTOR – Student Volunteers” has a new Program Manager
    Following the agreement between the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, the Foundation for the Development of Voluntary Service and the Educational Enterprise Foundation concluded on December 29, 2016, ...
    The first stage of the Entrepreneurship Olympics is over
    The first stage of the Entrepreneurship Olympics is over
    Over 15,500 students from almost one thousand secondary high schools took part in the first stage of the 12th round of the Entrepreneurship Olympics that was held on December 1. The slogan of this round ...
    PAII interns in Washington
    PAII interns in Washington
    On September 14-16, 2016, the participants of the current edition of the Polish-American Internship Initiative (PAII) visited Washington at the invitation of the Trade and Investment Promotion Section ...
    “Klasna shkola” – “School with Class” in Ukraine
    “Klasna shkola” – “School with Class” in Ukraine
    From August 23 to 25, 2016, the workshops for female mentors of the “Klasna shkola” program, a counterpart of the “School with Class” initiative, were held in Lvov. The most active participants of the ...
    English Teaching Ambassador’s initiative received the European Language Label
    English Teaching Ambassador’s initiative received the European Language Label
    Łukasz Rumiński’ s “International Language Tabletory” initiative, implemented as part of the “English Teaching” program, was awarded the European Language Label – European language education quality certificate. ...
    Bridge Scholarships holders met in Łódź
    Bridge Scholarships holders met in Łódź
    The “Road to the scientific development and more” conference held in Łódź on June 3-4 was a great success! The conference was funded by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation and organized by the Educational ...
    The best volunteers of Podkarpacie awarded
    The best volunteers of Podkarpacie awarded
    Thousands of hours of workshops with children and teenagers, educational campaigns and local social projects as well as many active student-volunteers of the “PROJECTOR – Student Volunteers” Program – ...
    The “School with Class 2.0” – a new edition
    The “School with Class 2.0” – a new edition
    The new edition of the „School with Class 2.0” program was inaugurated in Warsaw on October 28. In the 2015/16 school year, the program was joined by 336 schools located all over Poland. The conference ...
    "Laboratories of Educational Practice" – effective solutions supporting students' learning processes
    “Laboratories of Educational Practice” – effective solutions supporting students’ learning processes
    In November, Prof. William Stroud from the Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, met with students, teachers and principals of schools at Strachówka, Lubieszewo, Gorzów Wielkopolski and Kozielice ...
    PAII interns visited Washington
    PAII interns visited Washington
    On September 8-10, the delegation of this year’s participants in the Polish-American Internship Initiative (PAII) visited Washington. They were invited by the Trade and Investment Promotion Section (WPHI) ...
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    Workshops with “PROJECTOR”
    Workshops with “PROJECTOR”
    Groups of two volunteers conduct classes that develop creativity and independent, critical thinking in children and young people. They are performed using the original and innovative method developed by ...
    All you would like to know about scholarships – webinars
    All you would like to know about scholarships – webinars
    Online meetings with the team of Educational Enterprise Foundation organized for Bridge Scholarship holders. The webinars serve presenting the details of scholarship and development offer of the Bridge ...
    Postgraduate Education Leaders Studies
    Postgraduate Education Leaders Studies
    A course addressed to directors and vice directors of all kinds of schools  at every level. They last 3 semesters and comprise 8 congresses, an Internet course and online meetings in a small seminars group. ...
    Good Talk Club
    Good Talk Club
    The training offer is aimed at teachers who want to moderate dialogue on migration, identity, and diversity at school. Teachers learn how to implement educational projects together with their students. ...
    „Equal Opportunities” program Festivals
    „Equal Opportunities” program Festivals
    An opportunity to receive a grant for a one-day event promoting the “Equal Opportunities” program and the results of projects that have been carried out under the program.
    School with Class Club
    School with Class Club
    It offers the program alumni a possibility to participate in regular online events supporting their professional development in the area of innovative methods and strategy of teaching, developing sense ...
    Small Grants
    Small Grants
    Eligible to apply for grants of up to PLN 12,000 for six-month projects aimed at levelling the opportunities of young people coming from rural areas and small towns for a good start into adult life are ...
    Webinars: How to prepare a project in the „Equal Opportunities” program
    Webinars: How to prepare a project in the „Equal Opportunities” program
    One-day free webinars are addressed to NGO representatives interested in submitting their applications in grant competitions organized by the „Equal Opportunities” program, and improving their qualifications.
    Comprehensive Development of School – basic course
    Comprehensive Development of School – basic course
    The offer for schools of every type and at each level of education covers the two-year course for teachers on basic elements of formative assessment. The school directors learn how to introduce the change ...
    The Teachers Internet Academy 2024/25
    The Teachers Internet Academy 2024/25
    Online courses on practical teaching addressed to teachers of various subjects in all types of schools and at each level of education. They are based on the latest achievements in modern pedagogy with ...
    Start to Research – Conference for Students
    Start to Research – Conference for Students
    The conference for the holders of Bridge Scholarships and ”Projector” olunteers. Among other things, the agenda of the conference scheduled for May 2022 comprises an expert panel, presentations of the ...
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    Former prime ministers volunteers
    Former prime ministers volunteers
    June 2007 Ex-prime ministers Professor Jerzy Buzek and Professor Marek Belka participated in the ”PROJECTOR - student volunteers” Program.
    Meeting with the participants of the "Seniors in Action" competition
    Meeting with the participants of the “Seniors in Action” competition
    June 2014 Members of the Board of Directors met with participants of of the "Seniors in Action" competition.
    Andrew Nagorski visited the PAFF and UW School of Education
    Andrew Nagorski visited the PAFF and UW School of Education
    November 2016 Chairman of the PAFF Board of Directors visited the PAFF and UW School of Education. He attended Polish studies classes and had a meeting with students and staff.
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