We are funding renovation at SOS Children’s Villages

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Having nobody who believes in you and for whom you are important is a devastating experience. Especially for children or teenagers. This is a dreadful vision! Hence, what SOS Children’s Villages have been doing is so precious and requires assistance. International organization Kulczyk Foundation decided to provide aid to the Villages located near Siedlce. We will finance renovation works and provide what all children love most, i.e. modern audiovisual equipment!

Few of us realize that there are about one million orphans in Europe. Or that 77 thousand out 7 million children living in Poland are orphans. In most of the cases, their parents are alive but their parental rights have been restricted or taken away from them. Only one for every ten children in such centers lost one or two parents. And yet being an orphan always hurts in the same way.

Fortunately, there are organizations like the SOS Children’s Villages Association. This international organization has been operating for over 70 years in over 133 countries of the world. In Poland, it runs four Children’s Villages, in Biłgoraj, Kraśnik, Karlin and Siedlce, respectively. 

Kulczyk Foundation has provided funding for audio-visual equipment and renovation of their day-care center. We assisted the process personally, and witnessed emotional moments when the director of Kulczyk Foundation was visiting Małgosia, the SOS village’s mother who looks after siblings from two families. For a brief moment, we took part in the daily life of the family and learned more about the story of an 18-year-old Janek. The boy shows so much strength and has many plans for the future, even though life has been harsh to him. Thus, it is worthwhile supporting such people and do anything we can to help them!

where we are

In Grala-Dąbrowizna, we conducted large-scale adaptation of the day-care center worth PLN 85,000

We equipped the day-care center in Grala – Dąbrowizna with modern audiovisual equipment worth PLN 15,000

    im warto pomóc

    Case title
    Janek Daszkiewicz Young resident of the SOS Children’s Village in Siedlce, future student of a University of Physical Education

    Janek is 18 and since 2014 has lived at a Youth Residential Community run by the SOS Association in Siedlce. From the age of 9 he was raised at the SOS Children’s Village in Siedlce under the care of Mrs. Małgorzata Błażewicz. He was referred to the foster care when his mom died; his father was an alcoholic. Today, Janek attends a Secondary School of Economics, and in the future he is planning to get specialist education at the University of Physical Education and to become a coach. He is writing a fantasy book, loves cooking, drawing and is a rescuer at WOPR (Volunteer Water
    Rescue Services).

    Case title
    Monika Chmielak

    Monika is a full-time mom of three children. Her family participates in the Family Support Program (Program Umacniania Rodziny) led by the SOS Children’s Villages Association. Monika brings her kids to the SOS day-care center in Grala-Dąbrowizna, where they can play with other children, have a snack and take part in classes run by educators. The whole family is maintained by Monika’s husband who only has seasonal jobs. Out of season they live on a family welfare benefit, which is not easy.

    Case title
    Małgosia Błażewicz SOS Mother

    Małgosia is an SOS mother. It is under her roof where Janek grew up at SOS Village in Siedlce. She completed a course for SOS educators in 1996 and in the year 1998 took a job of an assistant of an SOS educator, which she continued for 7 years. Then she decided she wanted to have more influence on the children. This is why in 2005 she became an educator herself and was entrusted with first kids to look after: Janek and two siblings, Ania and Robert. Currently, in the home led by her there also lives Janek’s brother, Robert (12 years old), and another group of siblings: Szymon (15 years old), Wiktoria (10 years old), and Nicola (10 years old).

    Case title
    Tomek Wrzosek Director and guardian of the Youth Residential Community

    His first encounter with the Association was during his university years, while he was doing his internship as a student of pedagogy. After a while he started to work as a volunteer in the villages. Having completed his education, he took on a job in a multinational corporation in Warsaw but was still in close touch with the Village. Consequently, he became a family assistant. After two years he quit his Warsaw job and became an educator in the Village. When in 2007 the Association opened its Youth Residential Community Tomek became one of the first guardians. Now, he is the director of the facility.

    Case title
    Ania Stańczuk Manager of SOS day-care centers in Skórzec commune

    She has been active in the Family Support Program for over four years now. As far as she recalls, she always wanted to work with children and support them. It is of crucial importance to her to make the young children staying under her care feel as well as possible in their own homes, with their own parents. That is why she makes sure that the program provides support also to parents. Ania is a mother of two daughters of pre-school age. Her older daughter occasionally visits the day-care center to play with kids looked after by her mom.

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    Our account number: PL92 1090 1362 0000 0001 2274 9213. SWIFT: WBKPPLPP

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