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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

    News
     
    “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

    News
     
    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

    News
     
    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

    News
     
    “Edit Distance Knowledge” – the initiative summing up
    “Edit Distance Knowledge” – the initiative summing up
    Student  volunteers active in the “PROJECTOR” Program decided to free parents who work at home ...
    BRIDGE SCHOLARSHIPS
     
    A joint undertaking by NGOs, public institutions and firms 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

    News
     
    Over 1,000 bridge scholarships for students
    Over 1,000 bridge scholarships for students
    Over 1,000 students receive scholarships under the Bridge Scholarships Program this academic ...
    THIRD AGE UNIVERSITIES (TAU)
     
    The objective of this program is to stimulate social energy of the senior citizens. It is carried out at two different levels: the Seniors in Action grant competition, under which senior citizens come up with an idea and carry out projects for the benefit of their local communities and intergenerational integration as well as support for the Third Age Universities through training opportunities and mini-grants for cyclical activities promoting volunteering.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Association of the Creative Initiatives "ę"
    55 Mokotowska St., 00-542 Warszawa
    tel. (4822) 396-55-16
    e-mail: listy@seniorzywakcji.pl

    News
     
    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

    News
     
    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 4th round of the Library Development Program has been launched
    The 4th round of the Library Development Program has been launched
    Almost 250 libraries in small towns and villages and about 300 librarians representing them ...
    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 started their studies in Poland
    This-year’s Kirklanders have started their studies in Poland
    58 scholarship holders from 10 countries of Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia have started ...
    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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    Be active in the East! Partnership projects
    Be active in the East! Partnership projects
    The Education for Democracy Foundation and the Polish-American Foundation invite Polish non-governmental ...
    STUDY TOURS TO POLAND (STP)
     
    The study tours to Poland, implemented since 2004, are to show the realities of Poland and the European Union to active citizens of East European, 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
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    • Inauguration of the 6th round of “PAFF Local Partnerships”
    • Inauguration of the 6th round of “PAFF Local Partnerships”
    • Inauguration of the 6th round of “PAFF Local Partnerships”
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    PAFF LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS
    Inauguration of the 6th round of “PAFF Local Partnerships”
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    PAFF LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS
    Inauguration of the 6th round of “PAFF Local Partnerships”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland
    ul. Marszałkowska 6/6, 00-590 Warszawa
    tel. (22) 622-01-22, fax (22) 622-02-11

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