We have officially begun preparations to hold the 2021 Grand Finale fundraiser, and the process of Collection Centre registration is now live on our websites. Local Collection Centres coordinate the work of volunteers and hold the local editions of the fundraiser.
"Independent School" Social Initiative
We believe that schools should be places of creative freedom, experimentation, and education, which broadens the students' horizons and teaches them more about the world than the rigid school curriculum. Unfortunately, the proposed reform will curb all freedoms and limit the extracurricular, new, and interesting activities available for children and public schools in Poland. In short, the reform, speared by the very conservative minister of education. Non-governmental organizations working in education are alarmed by the restrictions, which the ministry of education can introduce. The activists warn that schools will become breeding grounds for nationalism, corruption, and closed-mindedness under the new regulations.
As an NGO, which relies on the volunteers, who are often pupils at schools, which also become hubs of fundraising activity and form Collection Centres, we are apprehensive of all restrictions imposed on the freedom and autonomy of schools. We stand against the restrictions and support NGOs engaged in working to keep the school free and independent.
Due to new, strict restrictions introduced in Poland, which will be in force until 17.01.2021, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation decided to move the Grand Finale fundraiser to 31.01.2021.
Since the launch of the registration process, over 900 Collection Centres - regional hubs for the fundraising activity - applied to hold their local editions of the Grand Finale fundraiser.