The Award for social organizations which have outstanding achievements in promotion, research and education using new ICT has been awarded for ten years. Its mission is to present good practices of applying digital tools and new media in NGO activities.
“This year the Chapter of the Award faced a dilemma: how to combine the mission of the Award with the reality in which Polish NGOs have to operate due to the war in Ukraine. Therefore the Polish-American Freedom Foundation Sector 3.0 Award went to the organization which not only uses ICT effectively in its work and makes good use of opportunities offered by new media but also showed outstanding involvement and efficiency in helping refugees from Ukraine,” Polish-American Freedom Foundation Program Director and the Chapter of the Award Chairman Radosław Jasiński says.
The Award is a grant of PLN 40,000 for statutory activity and promotional campaigns on national scale, addressed to the third sector community.
The Chapter of the Award is composed of: Chairman – Radosław Jasiński (Polish-American Freedom Foundation), members – Urszula Krasnodębska-Maciuła (ngo.pl/ Klon-Jawor Association), Michał Jaworski (Microsoft), Jacek Królikowski (Information Society Development Foundation), and Dr. Konrad Ciesiołkiewicz (Orange).
About the Winner
The objective of the Homo Faber Association is to make Lublin a place where all people feel free and safe, can fully exercise their rights regardless of their gender, level of disability, national and ethnic origin, “race”, color of skin, psychosexual orientation, religious beliefs, world view, political opinions, property, age or any other characteristic.
Homo Faber was set up by a group of people specialized in various fields who joined hands to use their potential in their work for human rights. The rules governing their teamwork are: democratic decision making, respect for individualism of the team members, and permanent, systematic self-improvement. Homo Faber – is a Latin term meaning a craftsman, a skillful working person.
In previous years the Award was awarded to: Visible Foundation (2013), Itaka Foundation (2014), Katarynka Foundation (2015), TUS Foundation (2016), We give Children Strength Foundation (2017), Rzeczjasna Possible Initiatives Association (2018), Citizens Network Watchdog Poland (2019), Virtual Dream Foundation (2020), and Demagogue Association (2021).
The “Sector 3.0” Program is an undertaking of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, managed by Information Society Development Foundation.