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Non-governmental organisations supporting Warsaw's schoolchildren

published: 2018-04-26 13:00, mlan
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Citizens’ projects, Warsaw-focussed initiatives and projects for counteracting violence, teaching how to safely use the media and new technologies, and appealing extracurricular activities. Between 2006 and 2017 the City of Warsaw spent more than PLN 75 million on NGO programmes addressed to schoolchildren.

The successes of Warsaw's schoolchildren have been possible also thanks to the partners of our educational initiatives, i.e. NGOs. The third sector is one of the key elements of civic society and a democratic state. We would like young people to be socially active, to have contact with NGOs and to participate in their activities,” said Włodzimierz Paszyński, Deputy Mayor of Warsaw. “Now, as the Polish education system is undergoing changes, NGO projects are especially important because they complement the activities offered by schools,“ he added.
Non-governmental organisations operating in the field of education are important partners for schools in the implementation of the core curriculum, extracurricular activities, and projects for local communities.

Non-governmental organisations in education
In 2006-2017 the City of Warsaw spent more than PLN 75 million on NGO projects addressed to children and adolescents. Every year more than 150 NGOs implement several hundred projects benefitting approx. 13 thousand children and young people. In 2018 we will allocate almost PLN 8.5 million for this purpose.

NGOs also offer attractive extra-curricular activities in specialised fields such as monument preservation, astronomy and boatbuilding. They teach children group work and the culture of dialogue, as well as developing leadership skills, promoting respect for the elderly, and drawing young people's attention to the needs of disadvantaged people. These are valuable skills, which prove very useful in social and professional life. Most of the projects are of an interdisciplinary nature, spanning various fields of knowledge and walks of life.