Why Korczak?

Our methods of work

Janusz Korczak (the pen name of Henryk Goldszmit) – prewar pedagogue, writer, journalist, social activist – he has inspired young Jerzy Zgodziński to different way of work with youth. Young people firstly have to be involved, encouraged to gear for themselves and other. It is connected with responsibility, which youth learn during the cooperation with peers, taking new challenges. We fight also with the myth that poetry, theatre, “non-radio” music and serious conversations are not interesting for teenagers nowadays. In Korczakowo they are directing, preparing own theatre performances, writing and singing their songs on Festiwal Piosenki Naszej (The Our Song Festival). Our planes are mainly made of their ideas. They work really actively and creatively on realization of them. Our names Nasz Dom (Our Home), Nasz Las (Our Forrest), which we usually indicate Korczakowo are not random. Young people arrive there over and over again, spend in Korczakowo even 3 weeks of holidays for 3,4,5 years at a time making often very strong and solid friendship. And that is happening for more than 50 years.

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