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THE FOUNDATION FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS A NETWORK OF INTERNATIONAL CORPORATIONS ACTIVELY WORKING IN POLAND TO AFFECT POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY. WE FEED, EDUCATE AND EMPOWER POOR CHILDREN IN POLAND. COLLECTIVELY, WE HAVE FED OVER 7 MILLION HOT MEALS TO SOME OF POLAND’S MOST NEEDY CHILDREN. OUR MISSION IS TO LEAD THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN RAISING THE LEVEL AND QUALITY OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

October 6, 2014, Vol. 11, No.31

"Happiness is not a station to arrive at, but a manner of traveling."
-- Margaret Lee Runbeck

ENGLISH FOR THE LITTLE GUYS

This year, for the first time Polish children, ages 5-6, are attending public school – the “nursery kids”! And, beginning with the 2015 school year, English will be a compulsory subject in these nursery grades.

Not wanting to wait that long and always desiring to give our PromiseKids a leg up, Meg Ciucka, Director of our “Dreams Come True” English Language Program in the PromiseLand, will begin teaching English to our “little guys” this year.

Using teaching materials from the YDP (Young Digital Planet) program, “English for Kids (4-7) Penguin Alex and Friends”, the young students will enjoy learning English through games and play.

We will begin in two schools with 66 nursery kids. At the Lekowo School we will have 21, 5 year olds and 20, 6 year olds and at the Bierzwnica School, there will be a combined group of 25, 5/6 year old kids.

When Meg asked the little guys at the Lekowo Nursery if they wanted to study English, they shouted out an exuberant “YES”!

What a great opportunity for our smallest PromiseKids!

POLISH POPULATION TO DECLINE

A report published this week has shown that Poland’s population could fall by as much as 4.5 million in the next 36 years.

The ‘Population Forecasts for the Years 2014 to 2050’ report, published on Wednesday by the Central Statistical Office (GUS), shows that last year the national population stood at 38,405,605 - a figure it estimates will drop to 33,950,563 by 2050. In order to reach its estimations, GUS looked at the declining numbers during 2020, 2030 and 2040 and took into accounts factors such as gender, place of residence and age. It estimated that numbers will fall faster in town and city centers, while those living in the countryside will remain at more or less a level figure. By 2030, GUS states that the urban population will have fallen to 21,618,271 (as opposed to its current figure of 23,271,778) whereas the rural population will remain pretty much the same - 15,566,706 (compared to the current figure of 15,223,881).

Also worth noting is that the country’s fertility rate has dropped dramatically over the past 25 years. Back in 1990, it was the second highest in Europe (with only Slovakia ahead of it). Today however, it is the second lowest, behind Portugal.

THANK YOU GHELAMCO FOR THE SUMMER SPORTS CAMP FOR OUR PROMISEKIDS

TO SEE THE ENTIRE DVD OF THE SUMMER SPORTS CAMP!


http://youtu.be/lvPWr-4aLU8

AUDITIONS FOR FEBRUARY 9TH ANNUAL DINNER DANCE

LOT AIMS FOR PLN 70 mln PROFIT IN 2014

Poland’s national airline LOT should record a PLN 70 million profit on core operations this year, the company’s CEO Sebastian Mikosz was quoted as saying by ISBnews. It will continue to uphold the goal of PLN 70 million from core activity. As to net profit, we do not know, because it will largely depend on currency rates, Mikosz said in Sopot on Thursday. LOT Polish Airlines said that it had generated profits mostly from passenger transportation. Mikosz declined to comment on LOT’s search for a strategic investor.

HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP OUR PROMISEKIDS

Our Dollar a Day program may be just what you have been looking for and the PayPal method of delivering your money makes it so easy. We pay just about $1.00 to feed one hungry Polish child a hot-meal per school day, $20.00 per month, $200.00 per year. Click PayPal below to contribute.

DATES TO REMEMBER

July - August, 2014 - Sports camp for promiskieds sponsored by Ghelamco.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

"Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow."

-- Swedish Proverb

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