Menstruation: Taboo, stigma and superstition

Shame, humiliation, superstitious beliefs and limited access to sanitary pads. New research shines a light on the reality of menstruation in modern Poland.

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5 000 000+

Meals for children

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600 000+

Foundation beneficiaries

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200+

Aid projects

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100+

Partners and projects

60+

Countries

Our Domino Effect

The aim of the Domino Effect is to trigger actions that lead to a permanent positive social change for all.

This idea serves as the key principle driving the foundation’s aid projects and partnerships. Domino Effect consists of six stages of delivery:

  • Change of reality
  • Change of social awareness

01.

Selection of a social problem

02.

Identification of local partners

03.

Development of effective and sustainable solution

04.

Storytelling through documentary movies

05.

Implementation of educational projects to raise awareness of issue globally

06.

Engagement with other philanthropists and donors

Our projects

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Social awareness programs

Our aid projects help us understand the problems the modern world is facing. Our documentaires and educational programs drive change across societies .

Documentaries

Our documentaries shine a light on community problems in different parts of the world, and present organisations and local unsung heros who benefit from our support. In Poland, the Domino Effect TV series is created in cooperation with TVN - the largest private television in Poland. Through this work, we are able to reach those who might have never heard about a specific issue or the way in which they can help. This partnership results in a number of long form documentaries, which have been recognised at international film festivals. As part of our partnership with the CNN Freedom Project, we also produce a series of documentaries for English speaking audience. The series explores the issues of modern slavery and human trafficking, and is regularly broadcast on CNN International.

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Educational programs

Since the beginning of its existence, the Kulczyk Foundation has been working to shape the socio-emotional competences of children and adolescents. We prepare unique lesson plans adapted to various stages of education. These focus on explainining the complex world of universal values and emotions, encourage reflection and the ability to draw conclusions. Ultimately help to build knowledge about ourselves and the world, and to shape attitudes towards the reality that surrounds us. As part of this commitement, we also provide workshops, conferences for teachers and faculty staff. We believe that wise education, implemented in a spirit of freedom and empathy, is a basic component of sustainable development for every human being, as well as a chance for a good start in adult life. No matter where they are from.

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Documentaries

Documentaries

Our documentaries shine a light on community problems in different parts of the world, and present organisations and local unsung heros who benefit from our support. In Poland, the Domino Effect TV series is created in cooperation with TVN - the largest private television in Poland. Through this work, we are able to reach those who might have never heard about a specific issue or the way in which they can help. This partnership results in a number of long form documentaries, which have been recognised at international film festivals. As part of our partnership with the CNN Freedom Project, we also produce a series of documentaries for English speaking audience. The series explores the issues of modern slavery and human trafficking, and is regularly broadcast on CNN International.

Learn more
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Educational programs

Since the beginning of its existence, the Kulczyk Foundation has been working to shape the socio-emotional competences of children and adolescents. We prepare unique lesson plans adapted to various stages of education. These focus on explainining the complex world of universal values and emotions, encourage reflection and the ability to draw conclusions. Ultimately help to build knowledge about ourselves and the world, and to shape attitudes towards the reality that surrounds us. As part of this commitement, we also provide workshops, conferences for teachers and faculty staff. We believe that wise education, implemented in a spirit of freedom and empathy, is a basic component of sustainable development for every human being, as well as a chance for a good start in adult life. No matter where they are from.

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News

Dominika Kulczyk wins the Jan Karski Eagle Award

Dominika Kulczyk, President of the Kulczyk Foundation, has been honoured with the Jan Karski Eagle Award, recognised annually by the Jan Karski Society. Father Ludwik Wiśniewski was the other winner of the award.

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Dr. Jan Kulczyk Scholarships granted for the best students and Ph.D. candidates of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan

On June 18th, eight outstanding students and Ph.D. candidates of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (UAM) were awarded Dr. Jan Kulczyk Scholarships by Dominika Kulczyk in person. This is the 21st edition of this scholarship programme.

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Taboo, stigma and superstition: menstruation in 21st century Poland

Shame, humiliation, superstitious beliefs and limited access to sanitary pads. New research shines a light on the reality of menstruation in modern Poland.

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Who we are

We support organizations and people around the world to promote effective giving. We support infrastructure projects and social investments in developing countries. We make sure that those who receive help, also receive the support and knowledge necessary to change their reality for good.

Dominika Kulczyk
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