The objective of the workshops was to pass knowledge that is necessary at the first stage of project implementation and building cooperation between the partners. Both partnerships participating in the workshops plan to carry out some activities for the benefit of young people in their communes. The 4 communes from Podkarpacie province will create a Network of “Places Friendly to Young People”, while in Niemce commune the “Youth Forest Guard” will be established.
The meeting was opened by Paweł Łukasiak, President of the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland, who conducted a workshop on the role played by common good in building the partnership. The next workshop bloc was conducted by Marcin Rechulicz, President of Czajnia Association from Tomaszów Lubelski who gave the new partnerships practical advice in the area of building the local coalition and partnership cooperation, based on experiences gained during implementation of the “Kaleidoscope of Activities” partnership project (the 2nd edition of the Program).
The next part of the training was devoted to effective communication among the partners and popularization of their activities. Katarzyna Kunert, PR expert at the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland spoke about the tools that can be used for that purpose. The practical part, devoted to reportage photography, was conducted by Krzysztof Kuczyk, a photographer who cooperates with the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland. The participants had the opportunity to test their new knowledge taking photos in the open air by taking advantage of the picturesque surrounding of the Nasutów House where the workshop was held.
In the last part of the meeting Sergiusz Kieruzel, President of Nasutowskie Przedsiębiorstwo Społeczne (Nasutów Social Enterprise), that manages the Nasutów House, told about setting up and operating the social enterprise. The meeting participants also took part in the drum workshop which is on the social enterprise offer.
The next workshop will take place on Tuesday, November 8, in Wielka Wieś commune.
Participation in the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program is the form of an award for communities whose involvement in implementation of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation programs is outstanding. The Program serves initiating cooperation between their participants through joint implementation of projects. Over five editions of the Program a total of 38 partnerships have been established in 85 communes with participation of almost 500 partners.