Association for the Local Product Development

WINDMILLS OF MASURY

What we do?

We conduct free classes for kids (11-16 years) from 5 rural schools in Masury region. Through volunteering, they learn in practice of cooperation, creative thinking, entrepreneurship, leadership, responsibility, empathy and digital skills. We use active form of work (games, gamification, social actions taken by kids). During 1 schoolyear we work with 70-80 kids. In the next 5 years we plan to run lessons for 1000 kids from 10 rural schools. We need your help!We conduct free classes for kids (11-16 years) from 5 rural schools in Masury region. Through volunteering, they learn in practice of cooperation, creative thinking, entrepreneurship, leadership, responsibility, empathy and digital skills. We use active form of work (games, gamification, social actions taken by kids). During 1 schoolyear we work with 70-80 kids. In the next 5 years we plan to run lessons for 1000 kids from 10 rural schools. We need your help!

Challenge 

It all starts with a dream. Kid’s dreams shape the place of residence. The smaller the town, the narrower the horizons. Kids don’t go beyond their horizon because they don’t know they can. We help them broaden their horizons and make them aware of their possibilities. 

Polish public school does not train social and civic competences, but focuses on individual development and competition. Our project allows to go beyond the scheme and learn kids in practice. 

Solution 

Through volunteering, we help kids to learn in practice of cooperation, creative thinking, entrepreneurship, leadership, responsibility, empathy and digital skills. 

Our free monthly lessons combined with social actions planned and implemented by kids are good sample of checking their skills. Gamification helps them to maintain the motivation and practice teamwork. Feedback from schoolteachers exceeded our and their expectations. This model really works! 

Long term impact 

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I will remember, let me experience and I will understand” – a quote from Confucius is our motto. 

The implementation of the project allows kids to believe in their abilities and empower youth from rural areas, and improve social competence. We evaluate them with the LeverBasic tool and we know that this method works. Positive feedback from youth and teachers proves that the program is effective.

WINDMILLS OF MASURY

Our Team

Paweł Wilk

President of the association, animator and social educator, trainer, expert.

Iwona Olkowicz

Board member, social educator, trainer, expert.

Zofia Wilk

Promotion and communication specialist, animator, photographer of the association.

Patrycja Brodowska

Animator, specialist in youth volunteering.

Renata Smolińska

The best finance and billing specialist. Specjalistka ds. finansów i rozliczeń.

Dawid Wojtyła

Filmmaker, photographer, trainer.

Marzena Kacprowicz

Coordinator of the E-volunteering Program.

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