Today we are excited to announce the launch of Pi-stacja Matematyka, an innovative program which aims to help every child in Poland improve his or her math skills. Through our free online lessons, guided by professional tutors, pupils can revisit and better comprehend material from school. Learn more about the Pi-stacja program at www.pistacja.tv. Watch our lessons online @youtube and like us on facebook.com/PistacjaMatematyka.
A new benchmark for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Poland! More than 100 adults are mentoring children enrolled in the BBBSP program. Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor volunteers come from all sectors of the community, including businesses, sports teams, universities and retirees. The mentors don’t have special skills or training – they are simply people who care about children and are willing to put in a little time and effort to help change their lives.
15 new schools have signed up for the fully funded 5th grade class module „Energy and Wind”, bringing the total to 30 participating schools and almost 1800 students. The Katalyst Engineering “Gotta Get Engineering” program uses 3D printers and hands-on science kits to deliver an engineering program that’s easy to implement and workable in a real classroom. The Katalyst Engineering foundation provides free, comprehensive teacher training, continuous support as well as all the educational materials necessary to implement the engineering module.
Family for Family delivered its 400th donation today! Family for Family works to create an avenue for generosity from families who have the resources to help to families in need. Services provided by Family for Family are an innovative form of community activism and social work. Sharing Families are families who would like to teach their children that sharing is a source of joy and a responsibility. Receiving Families are families in need of material support, actively working to improve their situation.
In 2015, the White Star Foundation supported the Teddy Bear Action for the seventh year in a row. Volunteers helped Santa deliver gifts and sweets to 418 children from 184 families in Warsaw and surrounding areas. The gifts that the children receive through the Teddy Bear Action are often the only ones that differentiate their Christmases from any other day. The action makes it possible for individuals to combine their efforts and bring a bit of joy to a child who might otherwise have a very bleak Christmas.
80 Matches today! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Poland is thrilled to announce that 80 caring adults have stepped up to be mentors. The BBBS matching process, professionally supported by our staff, helps to create a lasting relationship between a child and mentor. Each match is unique and enriches a mentor’s life as well as a child’s.
Another Katalyst Engineering teacher training workshop in the bag! Forty-seven 4th-grade teachers from 10 Warsaw schools were taken through “Secrets of Green Roofs”, Gotta Get Engineering’s fully-supported, free and open engineering curriculum module for elementary schools. The module uses 3D printers and kids engineering sets to integrate engineering design and 3D printing technology with core academic knowledge in science, math, IT, technology and art.