Fundacja Edukacja dla Demokracji

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Fundacja Edukacja dla Demokracji

Poland
Project Stage:
Scaling
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
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Krzysztof is stimulating the growth of locally-based volunteer groups throughout Central and Eastern Europe and linking them in an expanding network of educators and civic leaders. He believes these networks of committed individuals are critical to restoring the region's wrecked social bonds and to solving pressing local and regional problems. By strengthening cross-national and cross-regional collaboration, these networks further strive to replace rising nationalism and regional prejudice with proactive collaborative efforts in the citizen sector.

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Krzysztof believes that strengthening local efforts and facilitating the emergence of NGOs is key to effecting large-scale democratic change in Poland and in neighboring nations. As the success and expansion of his program demonstrates, he is committed to establishing strong community-based groups which share information and strategies for implementing social change. These small groups, comprising volunteer educators and emerging community leaders, collaborate to solve local problems, restore civic awareness and participation, and implement training efforts to bolster basic citizen skills. From its inception in 1989, the program has grown to include over 11,000 participants and now reaches to many regions outside Poland. Through his community-focused efforts, Krzysztof is providing a framework for functional democratic societies by establishing lasting patterns of cross-cultural cooperation and tolerance.
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