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LSE SU PBS for Happy Kids NGO


logoWe strongly believe that it is important for the community of Polish students in the United Kingdom to build upon real values that will facilitate their future leadership in transforming Poland for the better. While discussing the opportunities and challenges facing the Polish economy, we would also like to draw attention to the needs of thousands of children and young people who find themselves in less fortunate circumstances. We have committed ourselves to supporting Happy Kids NGO.

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Fundraising at LSE

– Beginning in January 2015, LSE SU PBS will organise regular fundraising for Happy Kids NGO at the LSE campus.

– “Happy Bus” Charity Lottery at the LSE SU Polish Economic Forum 2014.

LSE SU Polish Economic Forum 2014 became a platform to promote and raise funds for Happy Kids NGO. We encouraged our delegates to participate in the “Happy Bus” Charity Lottery. All profits raised from the lottery contributed to the launch of 2014 edition of “Happy Bus” project.

We succeeded in raising 1540 GBP.The society members were honoured with the titles of the Happy Kids Foundation Ambassadors.

 

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photo credit : Wojciech Kamerys

 

About

HAPPY KIDS

Happy Kids is one of the leading Polish charitable NGOs. Its main goal is to provide care for underprivileged children through the establishment and management of family-type children’s homes and by supporting families threatened with the deprivation of parental rights. It is driven by the will to help others and originated as a professional project in accordance with the message of Janusz Korczak, “…without a happy childhood, the whole life is disadvantaged…” So far, the foundation has succeeded in instituting ten family-type children’s homes: four in Łódź, and one each in the towns of Lubczyn, Zgierz, Ozorków, Wieruszów, Czarnocin and Sokolniki.

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photo credit : Wojciech Kamerys

HAPPY BUS

A project by “Happy Kids” Non-profit Foundation

The idea of the project is to combine simple picnic atmosphere entertainment with learning and recreation. “Happy Bus” – an adventure playground on wheels facilitated by the Łódź public transport service – drives along a route chosen according to interests and needs of local rural communities and stops at each bus stand for 3-4 days. The “Happy Bus” project has assembled a team from across the world – Poland, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, China, Indonesia, Spain and Brazil. Children play and learn for free, supervised by Polish and international participants.

The idea of the project is to combine simple picnic atmosphere entertainment with learning and recreation. “Happy Bus” – an adventure playground on wheels facilitated by the Łódź public transport service – drives along a route chosen according to interests and needs of local rural communities and stops at each bus stand for 3-4 days. The “Happy Bus” project has assembled a team from across the world – Poland, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, China, Indonesia, Spain and Brazil. Children play and learn for free, supervised by Polish and international participants.

In past years, over two thousand children from Łódź Voivodeship benefited from summer activities organised during the project.

Aims of the “Happy Bus” project:
– Organising time in an educative and entertaining manner for children who do not have the opportunity to go on a holiday;
– Unburdening parents absorbed in seasonal agricultural work;
– Encouraging children and young people to study the English language;
– Promoting a culture of tolerance and thus discouraging prejudice and stereotypes;
– Integrating the local community through the realisation of an interesting social project;

We warmly invite you to consider engaging in the project as a volunteer. Your involvement could be of extraordinary importance for mentoring children and youth who need a lot of encouragement to overcome their insecurities and fears.

Together we can help them to overcome their fear of stepping beyond where they are, allowing them to instead acknowledge their potential and use their own education as tool to change their situation for the better.

To learn more about the “Happy Bus” project and the “Happy Kids” NGO visit: http://www.happykids.org.pl

 

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