SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR…
FCSR President Visits PromiseLand
It was a memorable visit with the Directors, teachers, FCSR staff and of course, the PromiseKids. What a wonderful opportunity to see firsthand what the Foundation is doing and how it impacts the lives of so many children.
FCSR Programs Begin in Schools
The “Stage Passion” Program
The “Stage Passion” Program under the direction of FCSR Arts Director, Basia Kolasinska began in the Brzeżno and Bierzwnica schools. Student participated in local music festivals, as well as prepared for the annual “We Can Dance” competition.
Little Chef Workshops
Little Chef Workshops, with 80 participants from 5 schools, was launched for the 2017-2018 school year.
Marta Waś Appointed FCSR Executive Director
Long time FCSR Advisory Council Member and supporter of the Foundation, Marta Was accepted the position of FCSR Executive Director and worked diligently with member companies and other not-for-profit organizations throughout the year to increase the Foundation’s visibility and cooperation in Warsaw.
Representatives From AmRest Visit PromiseLand
AmRest Managers, Ewelina Jabłońska–Gryżenia, AmRest CSR Manager and Iwona Sarachman, AmRest PR Director, along with our very own Executive Director, Marta Was visited the Oparzno, Brzezno and Bierzwnica schools to experience firsthand FCSR’s Little Chef Program, sponsored by AmRest. In the Oparzno and Brzeżno schools, they had an opportunity to admire and taste all the award winning dishes prepared by last year’s participants in the LCH cooking workshops. In Brzeżno, the women viewed a photo presentation of last year’s edition of LCH. In Bierzwnica they participated in an actual workshop where the kids were making delicious desserts from tortillas, baked waffles, fresh cream and fruit.
FCSR’s very popular, annual “We Can Dance” Competition, took place involving over 120 students and some incredible dance moves!
Thank you Coca Cola HBC Polska for Capy juices!
Basia’s FCSR band from Bierzwnica School, “Panther”, performed their songs and a rock and roll dance at the “International Volunteer Day” and took part in the “Old Polish Song Contest” in Koszalin.
Christmas Card Competition
Every year the PromiseKids thank our supporters for all they have done by making individual Christmas cards, under the direction of FCSR Arts Director, Basia Kolasinska. They are always outstanding and an honor to receive. This year, over 230 cards, each individually handmade, were submitted from the five PromiseLand schools and the Swidwin School for Special Needs Children!
Christmas Giving Tree
This year’s “Christmas Giving Tree” party sponsored by the British School, Warsaw PTA was especially celebratory as for the first time, members of the PTA, British School students and teachers came to the PromiseLand to personally distribute the Christmas presents to our kids. They visited the Oparzno School and the Special Needs School in Sławoborze. Thank you The British School in Warsaw and MOVE ONE Relocation Co. GM Piotr Piekarowicz. See a wonderful video memorializing the event.
FCSR Kids Rock at Charity Concert
On March 18, FCSR band „Panther”, under the direction of FCSR Arts Director, Basia Kolasinska, performed on the Świdwin Culture Center stage. It was a charity concert organized by the Świdwin Urban Commune to raise money for incurable sick children in the Świdwin Commune. The „Panther” band consists of 13 kids from Bierzwnica school and Cieszeniewo village (age 7-11). They sang their hearts out with such song as: „The Best Cake in the World”, „Colorful Wind” and „Pocahontas”.
Healthy Lifestyle Contest in Nielep
To “spread the word” and encourage healthy living, FCSR held a competition at the Nielep School, just before the Easter break. Students who had participated in the KFC sponsored “Healthy Lifestyle” program throughout the school year, created leaflets on the “do’s and don’ts” of healthy living. Sixty primary students participated in the project, producing some very creative brochures, with very sound advice! Meg Ciucka, FCSR Operations Director, and Basia Kolasinska, FCSR Arts Director, selected the top four winners, who received gifts from the Foundation for their wonderful work.
FCSR Sponsors Song Festival
On May 10, the Second Annual Polish Musical Festival, organized by the Swidwin Commune and the Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility took place. Over 80 kids participated, representing 4 villages. Meg Ciucka, FCSR Operations Director and Basia Kolasisnska, FCSR Arts Director were among the presenters at the festival. Under Basia’s able direction, the FCSR Band,” Panther”, took first place in the team division. Two of our PromiseKids singers participated in the solo singing competition, taking 1rst and 3rd places.
THANK YOU WARSAW VOICE!
We can never thank enough Juliusz Kłosowski, GM of the Warsaw Voice newspaper for his continuous support over the years – from the very beginning of the Foundation. Once again, he demonstrated his care and concern for our PromiseKids by featuring the FCSR 1% campaign in the Warsaw Voice, Poland’s most popular English speaking newspaper.
Grand Finale of the Cooking Workshops.
Fifteen semi-finalists were pared down to the top three “Little Chefs” in a very tough competition held throughout May and early June. In the end, all 15 semi-finalists were invited to AmRest headquarters in Wroclaw where they had a very exciting time!
See more on links: https://fcsr.pl/gallery-the-little-chef-3rdedition/