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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. Thanks to rich program offer it contributes to professional development of English teachers working in small towns and villages.
    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 related to children and youth education and training.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Polish Children and Youth Foundation ("Equal Opportunities 2020")
    6 Kredytowa St. Ap. 20, 00-062 Warsaw
    tel./fax (48 22) 826-10-16
    e-mail: rownacszanse@pcyf.org.pl

    The Civis Polonus Foundation ("Equal Opportunities 2021")
    Bagatela 10 St., Ap. 36, 00-585 warsaw
    tel. +48 509 725 536; (48 22) 827 52 49
    e-mail: fundacja@civispolonus.org.pl

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    “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 ...
    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 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 best practices. The program includes also post-graduate studies for school principals and interactive Internet courses for teachers. Particular emphasis is placed on schools ...
    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 22) 658 00 73
    e-mail: fundacja@szkolazklasa.org.pl

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    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 ...
    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. This one-year postgraduate full-time studies 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. The SE runs also training sessions, seminars and e-learning courses for teachers.
    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

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    Recruitment to the School of Education
    Recruitment to the School of Education
    The School of Education of Polish-American Freedom Foundation and University of Warsaw opens ...
    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 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: (81) 534 78 93
    800 444 131

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    “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 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 scholarship recipients a way to further assistance i.a. 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

    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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    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 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 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 villages and small towns as well as foster developmental aspirations. The undertaken activities are founded on cooperation and respond to specific needs of a local community, and involve various partners. As a result, they contribute to building social capital and improving the quality of life. Successive ...
    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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    “Local Dreams To Be Met” in the “Act Locally” Program
    “Local Dreams To Be Met” in the “Act Locally” Program
    Registration of applications to grant competitions for 2021 carried out by Act Locally Centers ...
    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 (ICT). 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 ...
    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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    PAFF Sector 3.0 Award winner announced
    PAFF Sector 3.0 Award winner announced
    The award for innovations in socially useful activities went to Demagog Association in Kraków.
    PAFF LEADERS
     
    The program is addressed first of all to active participants of program financed by PAFF and supports development of local leaders’ skills and qualifications necessary in effective working for the benefit of their communities. The program uses the method of tutoring, that is permanent cooperation of a leader with a tutor. The program participants take also part in a series of training sessions and receive customized support. The offer for the program alumni is aimed at further improvement of their ...
    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
     
    12 reportages on people who have social activity in their blood
    12 reportages on people who have social activity in their blood
    On March 11, “Przewiew. 12 historii otwartych”, a collection of reportages on people who are ...
    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 the 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. They became modern multifunctional centers which provide access to information, culture and education, and at the same time stimulate active citizenship. Presently, the effects of the program 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
     
    The first Library Directors Forum
    The first Library Directors Forum
    The Leader in Transition Forum for library directors was held online as part of the 4th round ...
    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

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    Locally, acting together and effectively
    Locally, acting together and effectively
    On April 26 there was an online seminar promoting the Method of Local Community Animation for ...
    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, they have an opportunity to learn about Poland’s transformation experience and integration with the European Union. The offer includes also 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

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    This year’s Kirklanders have received their diplomas
    This year’s Kirklanders have received their diplomas
    The diploma giving ceremony took place in Warsaw on June 25 and was combined with the meeting ...
    REGION IN TRANSITION (RITA)
     
    The program supports initiatives of Polish non-governmental organizations, aimed at sharing Poland’s experience in various aspects of transformation, which are 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

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    20th anniversary of the “RITA” Program
    20th anniversary of the “RITA” Program
    Almost 60 Polish NGOs and their partner organizations in Central and Eastern European countries ...
    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, South Caucasus and Central Asia countries. Their participants are 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 ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

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

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    “STP” presents Local Governments’ Way To Success
    “STP” presents Local Governments’ Way To Success
    We would like to invite you to watch videos made by the “Study Tours to Poland” Program Team ...
     
    • The Benefactor of the Year - the winners have been announced
    • The Benefactor of the Year - the winners have been announced
    • The Benefactor of the Year - the winners have been announced
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    The Benefactor of the Year - the winners have been announced
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    The Benefactor of the Year - the winners have been announced

    On September 9, the Gala of 23rd  round of the Benefactor of the Year Competition was held in Syrena Theater in Warsaw. The winners of the Competition are socially involved businesses that implemented the most interesting projects in 2019. Additionally, six special honorary titles were awarded for social projects aimed at counteracting effects of the pandemic.

    The organizers did their best to secure the epidemic safety measures at the Gala. A small group of almost 40 participants represented the winners, nominating organizations, Competition Committee members, experts and partners. The video report can be watched at the Benefactor of the Year Facebook Profile.

    In the 23rd round of the Benefactor of the Year Competition the winners are:

    • Local Development: Mondi Świecie SA, nominated by Association for Supporting Świecie Region Economic Development. The title was awarded for many-year consistent cooperation with local NGOs and especially for involvement in implementation of numerous projects benefitting the local community of Świecie municipality.
    • Corporate Foundation: LPP Foundation, nominated by St. Brother Albert’s Aid Society. The Foundation was awarded for supporting the Streetwalker program with gift vouchers, worth a total of PLN 6,000, to LPP chain stores to buy protective garments for field workers, and for carrying out the collection of over 3 tons of second-hand clothing that went to over 1,000 charges of the Society.
    • Ecology – Large Company: PwC, nominated by Krakow Smog Alarm Society. In cooperation with the Society, the awarded company launched activities to introduce systematic education to raise ecological awareness of the Poles. It developed the Business Against Smog Employee Volunteering Program and carried out free of charge workshops for children and young people.
    • Education – Small and Medium Sized Company: Little Frog, nominated by Critical Education Association. The title was awarded for supporting the Association in its activities aimed at counteracting unemployment and enterprise developing in  Lower Silesia region which included supporting children of Kids New Circus Wrocław by buying and making costumes as well as financing meals and logistic support during the performances.
    • Education – Large Company: Nationale – Nederlanden Life Insurance Company, nominated by Digital University Foundation. Awarded for supporting digital skills and competence development in young people. The company cooperated and supported financially the University of Success project designed for starting their adult life girls from children houses, foster families, care-taking institutions and law-income or otherwise troubled families.
    • Social Aid – Small and Medium Sized Company: Wena Accounting Office Maria Jaśkiewicz-Marciniak, nominated by Świetlikowo Gdańsk Social Innovation Foundation. Awarded for many-year support for Gdańsk Social Innovation Foundation assisting people at risk of social exclusion. Among other things, the awarded company has organized free workshops on how to pay taxes and gave office supplies and stationery to the local Parent’s Club.
    • Social Aid – Large Company: FM Logistic, nominated by Self-Reliable Robinsons Foundation. The company was awarded for taking care of young people brought up in foster care institutions, including holding internships for 22 young people under the eye of the company’s employees who acted as mentors, shared their knowledge and experience with interns and showed them possible paths of career.
    • Health Care – Small and Medium sized Company: Provalliance Poland Sp. z o.o., nominated by Gajusz Foundation. Awarded for supporting the Foundation in its activities for incurably ill children and their families, which included financial support for families looked after by the Foundation on a regular basis, covering the cost of some medicines and small medical devices for both stationary and home hospice, and on the occasion of Mother’s Day doing hair for mothers looking after their terminally ill children.
    • Health Care – Large Company: Nationale – Nederlanden Life Insurance Company, nominated by Captain Światełko Foundation. Awarded for its activities aimed at popularizing Men’s Cancer Prevention, including  the grant of PLN 80,000 for activities related to testicular and prostate cancer screening tests which allowed to carry out 85 hours of lectures and 43 events where almost 5,000 men had preventive tests  done.
    • Sports – Small and Medium sized Company: Ligihalowe.pl S.C. A. Świerzewski, B. Gendera, nominated by the Always Active Association. The company was awarded for offering free-of-charge equipment for sports events, organization of charity collections during the sports events held by the company and advertising the association’s activities, and giving awards worth several thousand zlotys for the charges of school and educational centers attending the series of free training sessions.
    • Sports – Large Company: Citi in Poland, nominated by the Foundation of the Polish Paralympic Committee. Citi was awarded for carrying out activities aimed at social perception of disability and popularization of Paralympic sports, including a meeting with Team City players, and involving over 500 Citi employees in volunteering projects  in 2019.

    The above-mentioned companies had to be nominated by non-governmental organizations. The winners were selected by the Competition Committee composed of: Henryka Bochniarz, PhD, Chairperson of the Management Board of Polish Confederation Lewiatan; Justyna Duriasz-Bułhak, Chairperson of the Polish Donors Forum; Jerzy Karwelis, journalist; Jerzy Koźmiński, President of Polish-American Freedom Foundation; Kazimierz Krupa, economic journalist; Andrzej Malinowski, PhD, President of the Employers of Poland; Anna Potocka-Domin, Vice President of Business Centre Club; Prof. Bolesław Rok, PhD, of Koźminski University; Marzena Strzelczak, President of Responsible Business Forum; and Kamil Wyszkowski, CEO of Global Compact Network Poland.

    “Socially involved in overcoming COVID-19 epidemic”

    The crisis caused by COVID-19 pandemic is the unprecedented test of social solidarity. Over the last six month many aid programs and initiatives have been launched, such as financial support for hospitals, mutual assistance network, or knowledge and competence sharing platforms.

    “COVID-19 pandemic has made the need for social responsibility of business and mutual support even more visible. In a crisi situation, when mant companies have to cope with financial problems, those socially responsible ones switch to the distance working system, minimize the employment reduction, and launch support programs. They start cooperation with health care institutions and NGOs. That really is the time of collaboration and activity! It’s worth to appreciate and thank those who in that difficult time kept behaving responsibly regardless of the costs it entailed,” Paweł Łukasiak, President of the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland said.

    Reacting to the present situation, the organizers – having consulted their decision with the Competition Committee and the auditor – decided to award additionally 6 honorary titles of  “Socially involved in overcoming COVID-19 epidemic” to the following initiatives:

    • Jesteśmy razem. Pomagamy! (We Joined Hands. We Help!) , which involved over 70 businesses and institutions and granted over PLN 50 million to hospitals and medical centers all over Poland for equipment (respirators and beds), personal protection equipment, and other material support.
    • #Niezwalniajmy (Let’s not slow down) campaign, aimed at promotion of strategies allowing to smallest possible reductions in employment at the time of coronavirus pandemic.
    • Warsaw Genomics. In cooperation with its over 30 partners, the company raised almost PLN 11 million for 27 293 free genetic tests to be done by hospitals and sanitary and epidemiological stations.
    • Wzywamy posiłki (We call for meals). Over 130 big and small catering companies and restaurants that joined hands and delivered for free over 230,000 dishes, 153,000 soft drinks and 100,000 other food products for medics and personnel of health care institutions.
    • Biznes szpitalom (Business for Hospitals). The campaign of  117 organizations that joined hands and within four weeks delivered such equipment as respirators, cardiac monitors, autoclaves, personal protection equipment, and disinfection services worth a total of ca. PLN 5 million to various medical centers.
    • Eksperci pomagają (Experts Help). It’s the website containing over 200 offers of assistance, consultation and business advice for companies which found themselves in difficult situation due to pandemic.

    The performance by Grzegorz Turnau added splendor to the this-year’s Gala.

    For 23 years, the Benefactor of the Year Competition has been popularizing big and small socially responsible companies. The organizer of the Competition is the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland. The event is funded by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation.  The procedure correctness of the Competition is supervised by the auditor, EY company.

    The Competition is supported by: Polish Donors Forum, Polish Confederation Lewiatan, Business Centre Club, the Responsible Business Forum, Employers of Poland, Global Compact Network Poland, and CR Navigator, marketingprzykawie.pl, NGO.pl, odpowiedzialnybiznes.pl, poradnikprzedsiebiorcy.pl, egospodarka.pl, Nowy Marketing, HR na obcasach oraz HR Polska.

    For more information visit: www.dobroczyncaroku.pl

    by Kalina Grzeszuk-Zajączkowska, photos by the Academy for the Development of Philantropy in Poland
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