We are 28 years young! The official paperwork to register the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation was filed exactly 28 years ago. The charity was established just two months after the first Grand Finale, which took place on January 3rd. 1993.
"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.
PLN 127 495 626 is the preliminary result of our Grand Finale fundraiser. Today, at 16:00 sharp the sum in our account has caught up with the preliminary result we announced at midnight on the day of the fundraiser. The count will continue until March 29th, when the result of this year's collection is announced.
We would like to celebrate World Kidney Day and remind you about all the work we had done to help children struggling with nephrology conditions. Overall, we have bought 1 034 pieces of equipment.