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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: (81) 534 78 93, 800 444 131

    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 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; ...
    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
     
    10 years of the „Seniors in Action” competition
    10 years of the „Seniors in Action” competition
    The 10th round of the „Seniors in Action” competition is pending. The competition, with its ...
    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
     
    Act Locally Centers network already comprises 80 organizations
    Act Locally Centers network already comprises 80 organizations
    In January 2024, six new organizations joined Act Locally Centers Network (ALC) with the status ...
    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
     
    Join Polish-American Freedom Foundation Leaders
    Join Polish-American Freedom Foundation Leaders
    Zbigniew Pełczyński School of Leaders Foundation has announced enrollment to the free year-long ...
    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
     
    Development Plan is the strategy for PAFF Local Partnerships future
    Development Plan is the strategy for PAFF Local Partnerships future
    At the evaluation seminar that took place at the seat of Polish-American Freedom Foundation ...
    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:
    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)
     
    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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    How Mobile Advisors help at the time of pandemic
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    How Mobile Advisors help at the time of pandemic

    Mobile Advisors is a name of a network of people who build competencies of local NGOs by sharing their knowledge on modern technologies. Although COVID-19 epidemic has turned most of methods of cooperation upside down, the Advisors haven’t given up. Here you can see how they help others at the time of crisis.

    Each of a hundred of Mobile Advisors is different, lives in other place and has different job. They can be IT specialists, clerks, company owners, NGO representatives or even soldiers. However, they all have two traits in common: they are good in new technologies and want to help the others. The time of crisis makes an excellent opportunity to test the network and demonstrates that adaptation and flexible attitude can be critical for our survival.

    The extent of support offered by Mobile Advisors is very big – starting from consultation, through training, to presentation of new technological solutions. Mobile Advisors are one of main pillars of Sector 3.0 – they are its base. In the present, very special situation, they have shown how quickly one can adjust to new challenges and react. Technologies give huge possibilities to provide remote assistance. Just look how Sector 3.0 Mobile Advisors do it at the time of pandemic.

    Remote assistance

    One of the Mobile Advisors fundamental activities is improving digital competence of NGOs. Since most of people contacts have been limited to minimum, also Mobile Advisors had to follow the limitations. In no time, they have organized a series of training sessions teaching the skills needed to carry out distance work. The first workshops got so popular that they had to restrict registration of applicants to people involved in third sector only.

    As Izabela Ferenc says: “I have had a profile on Facebook for quite a time; I inform there on digital tools and safety. I have been using the Internet communicators and working in that manner for a long time, so the quarantine is not a new situation for me. I use Messenger to answer questions and solve technical problems, and in some more complicated problems my son, an IT specialist, helps me.

    I also post links to interesting resources on my profile so that organizations can benefit from them. Many pieces of my advice relate to financial or official matters – e.g. I’m often asked how to set up a Trusted Profile (confirmed electronic signature). As well as how to fill out the tax form remotely. Furthermore, I take fighting fake news as a personal challenge. I try to monitor my friends’ posts and react through a private message immediately if I see that someone is propagating fake news. I point it out and give advice on how they can recognize fake news in future,” Izabela Ferenc, a Mobile Advisor in Nieświnia, says.

    Łukasz Wolanin says: “I am a teacher and some time ago I started to run a blog – uczfajnie.blogspot.com. I post there on applications, software, and other issues helpful in educating young people. I try to inform about those solutions which I have tested. The latest pandemic situation stimulated me to start vlogging. It is easier for me to share my knowledge that way. I’ve begun recording video tutorials and publishing them on YouTube.

    My objective is to prepare school aids and tutorials for those teachers who want to apply new technologies in education. I post those videos on my channel and then paste them on my blog. Currently I’m collecting the material and thinking how to promote my channel. As a teacher I can see the need to show and share interesting ways of using new technologies in education.

    Many teachers believe it is not for them, that this can’t be done, that one has to be an IT specialist to do that, or that they are too old to learn. I don’t agree with such attitude and I show that where there is a will, there is a way,” Łukasz Wolanin, a Mobile Advisor in Cieszanów, says.

    They help to fight the epidemic

    Some Mobile Advisors decided to take active part in fighting coronavirus epidemic and give support to medical staff. There are a lot of tutorials on the Internet informing what you need to do to join those who sew masks or produce devices for medics. The community of 3D designers is known to be willing to share their designs in open data bases. Thanks to them, all those who have suitable printers can help actively. Paweł Sikora, a Mobile Advisor in Żnin, decided to take advantage of that situation.

    Paweł Sikora: “I used my experience as a Mobile Advisor, especially skills in 3D printing gained during Sector 3.0 Festival. I work at Promotion Department of Żnin Town Hall. Having obtained permission from Mayor of Żnin Robert Luchowski, my principal, I managed to put in one room four 3D printers bought for public schools as part of an EU project and under the #DrukarzeDlaSzpitali (#PrintersForHospitals) initiative we started to print visors at the Town Hall. For a couple of days we have been printing 16 visors per day. They go to the Communal Security Center and from there distributed among those who need them,” Paweł says.

    Agnieszka Budzyńska says: “Volunteering is a state of mind, therefore in my free time I am sewing masks under a volunteer project of the Regional Volunteering Center (RVC) in Katowice. First RVC supported the Mask for A Medic campaign, and now it is implementing its own the Mask for A Senior campaign under which 2,000 masks have been sewn. Since Saturday they are being distributed through parishes, and on Thursday there will be a great finale of the campaign – the masks will be handed out in public places by volunteers.

    Additionally, in cooperation with RVC and organizations supporting the homeless we want to obtain a 3D printer and print visors for people who don’t have access to running water or for other reasons need high quality reusable visors. I have sent the project of buying such equipment to PROO 5 (Civic Organization Development Program, 5th Priority – emergency assistance) and I am waiting for their decision. If it fails, I will try to obtain funding from Relief Fund for NGOs and Civic Organizations 2020 of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation,” Agnieszka Budzyńska, a Mobile Advisor in Świętochłowice, says.

    They organize entertainment for the isolated

    Because of the emergency situation, this year many events have been cancelled or postponed. Beata Matuszek, a Mobile Advisor in Rybnik, decided to take matters into her hands and make the local events available on the Internet.

    Beata Matuszek says: “Working together with a local association, this year we are planning to organize the Museum Night in a slightly different way than in previous years. We will use opportunities that new technologies offer. The local history route will be available on izi.travel platform, so that everybody can walk on his own without a guide or online staying at home. It’s a great tool that allows to create audio guides for a museum or a gallery visits or walking routes. Here you can see our first sample created a few years ago. It is a local walk prepared by a few girls. We are going to use the experience gained to prepare even better and more interesting route this year,” Beata Matuszek says.

    Each year the new reality makes us face new challenges. Many of them can be dealt with using new technologies, applications and modern tools. Mobile Advisors prove that adversities can be overcome if you are involved and proactive.

    “It is a real test for our network. Fortunately, Mobile Advisors are active people who don’t sit on their hands, especially in situations when showing initiative is needed. As regards working remotely, it is especially important that we work using new technologies. That puts us in the role of a natural connector between people who want to get online and knowledge that makes it possible. Webinars, consulting, showing new solutions – all that is offered by the network and available for organizations that need such support,” Mobile Advisors network coordinator Filip Jędruch concludes.

    by Filip Żyro
    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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