In this project we conduct classes of Polish as a foreign language, primarily for war refugees from Ukraine, as well as creative and Christmas workshops for the local community and an art competition with prizes for children and youth, referring to Polish Christmas customs. The task is supported by Energa from the ORLEN Group, which is the main patron of the project.
Date: November – December 2022
Venue: ZSO No. 2 in Gdańsk, ul. Wodnika 57
Participation is free.
- November – December 2022: Language classes take place between on Tuesdays and Thursdays, according to the schedule, in two groups, level A1 and level A2 (20 hours of language classes).
- Saturdays, 3rd and 10th December from 9.30-12.30: Christmas workshops
- 1st of December to 14th of December: Collecting the works for the Christmas Customs competition
- 17th December: Announcement of results and award ceremony
Check the details in the REGULATIONS
The task is supported by ENERGA as part of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Strategy of the ENERGA Group: https://grupa.energa.pl/
In Lens - (Un)Foreign Poland
Registration for the language, youth and journalism project POLAND (NOT) FOREIGN – IN THE LENS.
Teenagers over 13 years of age, as well as for younger children and adults.
language classes, painting and handcraft workshops, journalism classes, conducting a street survey, making a film.
- August-October 2022 – meetings and workshops
- 9th of March 2022 – vox pop in Chiron Park, during Summer’s farewell
- since 15th of September – language classes and workshops at ZSO No. 2 in Gdańsk
A detailed schedule will be sent to the e-mail address provided in the application: forms.gle/bV3dJuNyrrx7xD6U9
Participation is free. The number of places is limited.
“Project co-financed by the “Gdańsk Equality Fund 2022”, co-financed by the City of Gdańsk.
Santa's Haven: continuation
We’re still helping the children who fled the war in Ukraine. As part of our activities, we’re preparing a trip to Toruń: common bonfire, chemistry and creative workshops, compensatory classes, therapy, workshops with a psychologist and Polish language. We’re also planning to write letters to Santa Claus.
Classes are conducted at ZSO No. 2 in Gdańsk. If you are interested, please fill in the application form for the continuation of the classes. Only children registered at the Santa’s Haven will be able to participate in the trip.
Santa’s Haven with Magnolia in Gdańsk is co-financed by the Saint Nicholas’ Foundation.
Neighbourhood Summer 2022
NEIGHBORHOOD OUTDOOR SUMMER 2022 consists of:
- fitness dance classes,
- meetings with board games,
- creative handcrafts,
- physical games
- common picnic for everyone and of all ages.
Venue: Gdańsk-Osowa, ul. Wodnika 57, tennis court/Chiron Park
Registration form: https://forms.gle/pduKZH69FH26E3eb8
Project co-financed under the Gdańsk Neighborhood Fund 2022, from the funds of the City of Gdańsk
TOGETHER WITH ZUMBA 2022
We are starting the third edition of TOGETHER WITH ZUMBA.
The first kick-off meeting is on Saturday, June 18 at 12.00. The project lasts until the end of July and we have 15 hours of fantastic workouts ahead of us.
See you there!
St. Nicholas’ Haven with MAGNOLIA in Gdańsk
Classes and workshops for children from Ukraine from the 21st of May. A detailed schedule will be sent by e-mail.
Venue: Gdańsk Osowa, ul. Wodnika 57, ZSO No. 2
The project is co-financed by the Saint Nicholas’ Foundation as part of the Saint Nicholas’ Haven program
Why don't you live like us?
Event: Artistic workshops for youth over 11 years of age.
Venue: Gdańsk-Osowa, ul. Wodnika 57, Auditorium at school sp. 33 (ZSO No. 2) and a recording studio in Gdańsk-Osowa.
Programme: acting and vocal workshops as well as song recordings.
Saturday 11.06 11.00-14.00, Sunday 12.06 9.00-12.00, Sunday 29.06 9.00-12.00, Monday 27.06 9.30-12.30, Tuesday 28.06 9.30-12.30, Wednesday 29.06 9.30-12.30
Participation is free.
TOGETHER Youth Project
Schedule: Meetings until the end of the school year on selected Saturdays, and during the first week of holidays during the week in.
You can attend meetings on selected dates. The number of places is limited.
Activities: cultural exchange, perfecting the Polish language, anopportunity to take part in a workshop with a psychologist, participation in trips.
The project was co-financed by the Gdańsk Youth Fund from the funds of the City of Gdańsk
Description: We started the initiative related to teaching Polish as a foreign language in 2020, not only by conducting language classes, but also by organising integration meetings and creating and publishing educational materials. Facing the new reality and relying on our own material resources and volunteer work, we’ve launched and run both stationary and remote classes, which, thanks to the huge commitment of volunteer educators, are constantly increasing. We will be very grateful to anyone who would like to support our long-term educational activities.
Method 1. WHIP-ROUND. https://zrzutka.pl/z/edukreacja – MAGNOLIA Association – The funds collected will be used for educational support for children and youth who came to Poland because of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, including the organisation of bilingual educational and psychological assistance, team building and providing children with the necessary materials and educational aids.
Method 2. DONATION. https://magnoliastowarzyszenie.pl/kontakt/wesprzyj-nas/ – MAGNOLIA Association, BGŻ BNP Paribas S.A. 51 1600 1459 1870 0040 8000 0001, transfer title: “UKRAINE” – the collected funds will be used for a long-term educational assistance and activities involving people from Ukraine who came to Poland.
E8 Winter Workshops
In the first week of the 2022 winter break, we invite young people to participate in English language workshops. To ensure the best conditions and efficiency, we will accept a maximum of 12 people. In particular, our offer is addressed to eighth graders, but the workshops can also be used by first-graders (high school) and seventh-grade students. During the workshops, we speak English and we organise our knowledge, and at the same time play with the language, also during common meals and walks.
The workshops will be conducted by two educators, Agnieszka Blachowska and Lila Bitson.
The worskshops are not free. Payment should be made to the association’s account after receiving confirmation of the application via the form: BGŻ BNP Paribas S.A. 51 1600 1459 1870 0040 8000 0001 titled: „Warsztaty egzamin 8-klasisty J. ANGIELSKI”
The Lights of Osowa
On these holidays and during the entire Christmas and New Year period, we would like a unique, festive atmosphere to prevail in the entire district of Osowa.
We would like to encourage YOU to decorate the district with illuminations. After New Year’s Eve, the jury will select the Masters of Christmas Illumination in two different categories, and additionally, there will be an audience award.
Details in the event ŚWIET (L) NA OSOWA: https://www.facebook.com/events/325259419162256
Tea Days vol. III
On Friday, December 10, we will take you on a journey through the flavors of tea for the third time. It will be a journey with a culinary embellishment, since you will taste unusual snacks combined with exceptional tea.
There will be a creative corner waiting for children, not only with tea and gifts.
And all this at the Azzurro Restaurant in Gdańsk Osowa.
For everyone interested in the workshop, we will send an offer in the form of an e-mail to the address provided in the form.
(Un)foreign Poland WEBINAR
We invite you to join a meeting with three authors of textbooks who are teachers of Polish as a foreign language and specialise in areas related to neurodidactics, the specificity of teaching children and the role of culture in teaching a foreign language. We recommend this valuable webinar in particular to teachers who look after children with the experience of immigration, parents, educators who teach or want to teach foreigners and to philology students. The webinar will be hosted by:
1. Anna Kowalczuk – author of the textbook for learning vocabulary, Słowo daję: https://startpolish.pl/p/slowo-daje/. She will present effective techniques for learning vocabulary which take into account the knowledge about neurodidactics.
2. Maria Smirnow – author of the textbook for children START HOP: https://startpolish.pl/…/start-hop-jezyk-polski-dla…/ She will discuss the specificity of teaching foreign languages to children.
3. Izabela Górnicka-Zdziech – author of the textbook Polska mozaika filmowa: https://startpolish.pl/p/polska-mozaika-filmowa/. She will introduce the role of culture in teaching Polish as a foreign language.
The meeting will be held at Zoom. The link will be sent by e-mail to people who fill in the form. The number of places is limited, so we encourage you to apply via the form, which will guarantee a place for the webinar.
News in the event on fb (Un)Foreign Poland WEBINAR
Green Zone vol. 2
Adventure and educational family field game “GREEN ZONE” once again. Fun for young and old. Find clues along the way of the game and explain the crime story. The game will take place on October 24, 2021 (Sunday) on a prepared forest route near CH Osowa from 10.00 to 15.00.
We will be publishing details and news on the fb @ GREEN ZONE event website The event was co-financed by the Osowa District Council.
We invite you to participate in two meetings devoted to discovering common places of different cultures. We will check our cultural knowledge about Poland and prepare an original quiz.
VENUE: ZSO No. 2 in Gdańsk Osowa
DATE & TIME: 09.10.2021 at 9.30-12.30 16.10.2021 at 9.30-12.30
FOR WHOM: Young people aged 12-18, in particular, we invite young people who came to Poland from other countries to participate.
APPLICATIONS via the form: https://forms.gle/kTk26V9vVnpHL1qA6 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Project co-financed by the NEW AKUMULATOR SPOŁECZNY Fund, from the funds of the NOWEFIO Civic Initiatives Fund”
House for a hedgehog 2021
Once again we are building houses for hedgehogs. We want to increase the chances of hedgehogs to survive the winter safely, so we are launching the initiative of building houses for them again. On Saturday, September 25, we are inviting you to build houses with ready-made elements.
Apart from the hedgehog houses, it will also be possible to make a bird feeder. You can take away the built house and put it in a garden or a nearby woodlet or a park.
We reserve the right to change the date. We will inform you about all the changes in the event on fb HOUSE FOR HEDGEHOG: https://fb.me/e/4k4CWvw8G
The event was co-financed by the Osowa District Council.
The Summer Farewell is going to take place on the 4th of September 2021, from 2pm to 5pm in Chirona Park in Gdańsk Osowa, during which:
- our partner Euroregion Bałtyk will present some fun facts about the Baltic Sea
- children will be able to take part in an art contest
- Team Musical will come back to perform two songs from the musical Little Prince on the Road to Human Hearts
Come and join us during Zumby Marathon led by licensed Zumba instructors: Dorota Sumiła and Marta Kuczyńska.
28th of August 2021, 10.00-13.00
tennis court ZSO nr 2
ul. Wodnika 57 Gdańsk-Osowa
Project co-financed by the City of Gdańsk Fund, from the Gdański Fundusz Sportowo-Rekreacyjny 2021
We invite you to participate in the Neighborhood Summer in the open air. Everyone will find something for themselves, because the programme includes:
|1. Crafts: making your own jewellery|
|2. Fitness: Zumba in the open air|
|3. Games and activities: board games, boules and Mölkky (so-called Finnish pins)|
The schedule of the event will be updated on an ongoing basis on the event page fb.
The project co-financed by the Neighbourhood Gdańsk Fund, from the City of Gdańsk funds.
Together with Zumba vol. II
We invite children, adolescents, adults and the elderly to join our summer project.
These are open-air meetings that are an opportunity to:
💙start your adventure with sport
💙 start the summer actively
💚spend more than an hour outdoors check what #Zumba is and what makes it attract so many people
💜 meet people whose common passion is #dancing and #sport! to burn unnecessary calories, improve fitness
💖 learn simple dance routines that everyone can do
❤ recharge the battery and improve your well-being
❤ get out of the house and chill out
Participation in the event is also the acceptance of the regulations.
Outdoor Board Games
We invite young people to take part in outdoor board game meetings. We will play strategic, cooperative, card and language board games. By creating a natural communication situation, using a foreign language will be more pleasant and less stressful. If you do not know the rules of the games, we will present them at the beginning of the meeting (if necessary, also in Polish).
Thanks to the meetings you will:
✓ practice your communication in English
✓ learn the vocabulary related to the games
✓ work in teams for a specific purpose
✓ get to know new board games
✓ spend time outdoors
Field game GREEN ZONE
Adventure and educational family field game “GREEN ZONE” for young and old. Find clues along the game’s route and solve a criminal puzzle while learning the safety rules. The game will take place on March 21, on a prepared forest route near CH Osowa, from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm.
We will publish details and news on the event website. Taking care of our safety, the starts will take place individually. Everyone (each family) will cover the route individually at their own pace, solving puzzles along the way. After completing the route and solving the puzzle, they will be able to collect a medal.
On the day of the event, an interactive version of the online game in the form of an Escape Room will also be made available to everyone.
The project is co-financed by the Osowa District Council.
Tea Days vol. II
This year we come back with our TEA DAYS initiative, which was co-financed from the budget of the Osowa District for 2020. This year, we also invite you on a unique journey into the world of tea, because this seemingly ordinary drink is a thousand-year history, tradition, multiculturalism and art.
Together we will discover the unique flavours of teas and the secrets of selecting them for various dishes and desserts. While learning about creative compositions, we will try to learn the basic principles of Teamixology, that is, playing with taste and smell. We have prepared interactive games and activities for participants.
The project will be a continuation and development of our first TEA DAYS 2019. Due to the fact that the epidemiological situation makes it impossible to meet in stationary conditions, we invite you to an online meeting on the Zoom platform. We will prepare kits for workshops with teas and necessary accessories. The kits can be picked up at the seat of the association (Gdańsk-Osowa) on the day of the event.
Participation in the workshop and the kit for participants is free. The number of sets is limited, so do not hesitate to sign up to go on a trip to the world of tea with us!
We offer you participation in three workshop sessions:
- Saturday 19/12/2020 h. 17.00- 18.55 brewing basics, teapairing
- Saturday, December 19, 2020 19.00 – 20.30 teamixology
- Sunday, December 20, 2020 10.00 – 12.00 playing with tea
We will virtually visit the largest tea island, talk about the properties of tea and try to play with the taste together and create our tea creations. There will be time for a discussion about tea and for interactive games. It is a meeting for all ages.
The co-organisers of the Osowa TEA DAYS 2020 are the Osowa District Council and Zespół Szkół no. 2 in Gdańsk.
Santa Day Family Workshops
December 6, 2020 from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Our Elves are already bustling with and preparing creative kits for the participants. We will connect on the ZOOM platform and together we will make unique creative decorations from the received sets. We will conduct three sessions:
- The first from 10.00 am, during which we will make three-dimensional wooden Christmas cards. (SET 1) 2.
- The second one from 11.00 am, during which we will prepare a three-dimensional Christmas headdress. (SET 2)
- The third one from 12.00, creating a snowman from a sock and green Christmas trees on a stick. (SET 3)
Participation and the set are free of charge.
Project is co-financed by the Gdańsk Neighborhood Fund, from the City of Gdańsk funds
With Art Through World
With Art Through World is a linguistic and cultural project consisting of 15 hours of workshops. During our classes we will talk about painting, comics, literature, film and other arts in English. We will also include characteristics of selected countries related to the development of a particular culture.
We invite young people aged 13-18 to join the project: https://forms.gle/uWYpczaKNUq3fD8Z8
Project is co-financed by the Gdańsk Youth Fund, from the funds of the City of Gdańsk
The project IN LENS is addressed to the young residents of the Osowa district, who will have the opportunity to develop their interpersonal skills, work in a team, open up to people, and learn what social journalism and the idea of volunteering are all about. Thanks to this project, we want to check the needs of the residents of our district, but also to find out about their opinion about living in this part of Gdańsk.
The research project will consist of 3 parts, and its exact implementation will depend on the group arrangements made by the participants. The products of this project are an article and a short film showing the diversity of the Osowa estate, including its beauty and perhaps unnoticeable corners. Thanks to this, we are going to answer the question why it is worth being here and what can be changed to make it better.
Participation in the project is free. Number of participants: 10 people, aged 10-16.
The project partner is Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących no. 2 in Gdańsk.
The project is co-financed by the Social Accumulator Fund.
Water Dispenser Family Workshops
This time during our family workshops we will be building creative water dispensers for small birds, hedgehogs or bees. The workshops are addressed to whole families. The event takes places outdoors in Gdańsk Osowa, on July 18th, 2020, from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Details and news on fb at the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/704801700080712/
Project is co-financed by the Gdańsk Neighborhood Fund, from the City of Gdańsk funds
Young and Musical
Young and Musical is a project which includes a series of working with text, theater, vocal, dance and integration workshops under the supervision of high-class trainers: Anna Markowska (Ingenium Theater Association), Karol Świtajski (Ingenium Theater Association) and Dorota Sumiła (Magnolia Association) and the MAGNOLIA Association team. The classes are focused on the development of individual skills of the participants as well as integration and group work. Classes will be held in Gdańsk Osowa, if possible, outdoors. The direct effect of the project is a musical created by the participants of the project.
Project is co-financed by the City of Gdańsk
Bird Feeders Family Workshops
We present our new initiative as part of the Family Workshops, during which we will build feeders for small birds. This event can be attended by children and their parents, grandparents, younger and older siblings and, regardless of the weather, spend time doing something creative and useful. We build feeders not only for birds to facilitate their survival in colder periods, but also for our satisfaction.
Undoubtedely, it is a great pleasure to watch the little birds visiting our window. After all, man needs contact with nature. During the event, we want to highlight a very important social and educational issue, because building feeders and then responsible feeding of birds teaches us to care for nature and helps to protect it.
As for the type of feeders, we focused on simple solutions. We followed the guidelines of the Polish Society for the Protection of Birds (website https://otop.org.pl/) which recommends hanging bottomless feeders (e.g. pieces of thick birch branches with holes, filled with grease and seeds).
Co-financed by Gdański Fundusz Sąsiedzki 2019, from the City of Gdańsk Funds
The aim of our initiatives is to educate children about the tea, its properties, types, brewing methods, legends and stories. What is more, we intend to build healthy habits in kids and awaken the interest in history and culture of their native country as well as the foreign ones.
The initiative is carried out in small groups during workshops with children and teenagers.
We also taking part in charity events, showing the posibilities that tea gives.
You can find more on our fb fanpage „A może herbata?” https://bit.ly/2Zui6NW
House for a hedgehog
LET’S BUILD A HOUSE FOR A HEDGHOG
We want to increase the chance of hedgehogs to survive safely in winter, which is why we have initiated a local initiative of building houses for hedgehogs.
You could help by:
- Leaving a space in your garden in which grass will not be cut.
- Collecting branches and leaves in one place, putting small container, regularly filled with water next to it.
- Avoiding insecticides and chemicals for plants.
- Voting for the project DOM_DLA_JEŻA in Tesco Supermarkets in Gdynia (till 14 July 2019)
- Sharing a post “DOM DLA JEŻA” https://bit.ly/2ZyMW85 on your profile
- Following our fanpage and recommending it to your friends fb @ magnoliastowarzyszenie and following our posts on Instagram @ magnolia_stowarzyszenie
- Sharing with us your knowledge, experiences, ideas and photos
- Submitting the willingness to help in organizing the event by e-mailing us: email@example.com
- Supporting our statutory activities with a donation: https://magnoliastowarzyszenie.pl/en/contact/support-us/
- Becoming our partner: https://magnoliastowarzyszenie.pl/en/contact/partnership
Stay safe – EHS not only for children
The aim of our meetings is to raise children’s awareness of the dangers that they or their parents may encounter in their path. The initiative is going to take a form of a 45-minute presentation followed by a discussion introducing the topic of workplace safety. Children are going to receive information leaflets for their parents which should encourage them to introduce some basic EHS rules.
The first edition of the initiative is going to take place at schools situated in Pomeranian Voivodeship. The following editions are supposed to cover an extended programme.
First edition: (April 2019 – August 2019)